TD Brands O'Connell Street Ful...


TD Brands O'Connell Street Full Of "Druggies" And Crime

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:15 19 Oct 2022

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A Fine Gael TD has criticised authorities for not doing more to help Dublin's O'Connell Street, saying it's full of crime and "druggies".

Paul Kehoe was speaking during a debate on tourism in the Dáil yesterday evening. The Wexford deputy says he would be ashamed to send a tourist to the capital's main thoroughfare.

"It's a street I'm absolutely ashamed of as an Irish person," he said.

"It is full of druggies, crime, anti-social behaviour, robberies, takeaways, alcohol, drug abuse."

In February, former Government Minister Ciarán Cannon said our capital city was a dangerous place at night.

“It’s a difficult thing to have to say, but recognising a problem is the first step in solving it. Our capital city at night is a dangerous place, where you feel deeply concerned about your personal safety. Walk from the Spire to Stephen’s Green at 10.00pm and see for yourself," Deputy Cannon tweeted.

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