Gardaí tackle heroin threat in West Limerick

first_imgTop Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up GARDAI in Newcastle West have been commended by local councillors for reducing the flow of drugs into the the town by criminals from Limerick City.Last November it was reported at Council that heroin was being given away for free in West Limerick. However, Garda Superintendent for Newcastle West, Tom O’Connor, reassured councillors at their monthly meeting this Wednesday that this is not the case.Supt O’Connor commented, “There are a few heroin users in Newcastle West. I’ve carried out my own confidential enquiries and I have learned of two deals where heroin was given out for free, but there is no evidence of this being widespread.”Sinn Fein councillor Seamus Browne complimented Gardai for their swift action in tackling this issue.“There has been a reduction on the ground of the amount of heroin available, which had been streaming in from criminals in Limerick City. The Gardai need credit for the effort put in which has made an impact,” said Cllr Browne.He also urged Supt O’Connor not to be complacent on the issue, warning that the heroin problem could easily get worse again.Fine Gael councillor Liam Galvin also complimented Supt O’Connor and his team for their efforts.“We don’t want people thinking heroin is available for free out here and that gangs can come out from the city for that type of game,” he said.Fianna Fail councillor Francis Foley called for public assistance to eradicate drug dealing.“As a concerned citizen I think it’s important that we help Gardai with information to expose them.” Facebook Twitter Print Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Linkedin Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State Advertisement Emailcenter_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay Previous articleLimerick Mayor slams verbal attack on PresidentNext articleVisitor numbers are up Alan Jacques NewsLocal NewsGardaí tackle heroin threat in West LimerickBy Alan Jacques – February 5, 2015 773 Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector TAGSCllr Francis FoleyCllr Liam GalvinCllr Seamus BrowneFianna FáilFine GaelGardaíheroinlimerickMunicipal District of Newcastle WestNewcastle WestSinn FeinSupt Tom O’Connor Deputy Tom is fired up for the challengelast_img