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."
Fine Gael TD @campaign4kehoe says he’s ashamed of O’Connell street, wouldn’t send any tourists down there and it’s full of ‘druggies, crime, alcohol, takeaways’ pic.twitter.com/bTsC0BdWQm
— Seán Defoe (@SeanDefoe) October 18, 2022
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.