Mayor of Drogheda appeals to killers of Keane Mulready-Woods (17) as thousands gather to protest feud
The Mayor of Drogheda has appealed to the killers of teenager Keane Mulready-Woods (17) to identify where the rest of his remains are so his family can lay him to rest.Cllr Paul Bell also described the manner in which the teenager was dismembered as “inhumane and demonic.” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at a public rally against violence in Drogheda. Photo:Mark Condren He added that the message to those involved in the feud is, “you must go and go now.” He was addressing a crowd of around 5,000 people who gathered this afternoon as part of the Standing Together rally in opposition to the escalating gangland feud that has so far claimed three lives. The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, as well as Fianna Fail leader Michael Martin, Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald, Labour leader Brendan Howlin and Aontú leader Peadar Toibin were also there as well as a number of other politicians on a local and national level. They heard from people working with addiction services and supporting communities effected by drugs. There was applause when the Mayor said “we have gathered here as a community and as citizens to say to those involved in this ongoing murderous and violent feud that we are about the business of taking back our town from where you and your criminal activities have brought us to.” He said the people of Drogheda are"terror fatigued" from “enduring intimidation, threats, destruction of property, assaults, attempted murder and the ultimate evil act of murder itself”. Frank Godfrey standing at St. Peter’s church during a public rally against violence in Drogheda. Photo: Mark Condren Referencing the town’s 800 year history he said no siege or force “can defeat the spirit of what makes Drogheda citizens so special and we will not fail in ridding our communities of those who are convinced that as of today they are untouchable and able to do as they please”. “This very attitude and belief of those at the centre of this madness, led to the murder of a 17-year-old boy, Keane Mulready-Woods and the inhumane and demonic destruction of his body.” He then made his appeal to those who know where the as yet unrecovered remains of the teenager are. “I appeal to and beg those involved in this hideous act to identify the location of Keane’s remains so that they can be recovered, allowing his mother, father, sister and brother to lay their loved one to rest in the customs afforded to the dead in all civilised societies.” He said the message to those involved in the feud was, “that there is no place for you to live amongst us and you must go and go now.” He also called on legislators to look at the laws around tackling the fallout of criminal gang and subversive activity. He called for new legislation to give powers to the gardai to prosecute and convict those involved in drug trafficking and distribution. Cllr Bell said the people of Drogheda and all communities effected by the criminality that goes with the illegal drug trade say,"there is no such thing as recreational drug use". Those involved in such drug use are “partners of those involved in drug trafficking and drug distribution,” and they contribute to the misery and pain felt in communities as a result, he said. Online Editors Read more: Independent.ie
Round up the members of criminal enterprise and relocate them to a prison should have marched to the local drug gangs families ,run 'em out of town who brought these sadistic means to this country The mayor shouldn't have to appeal to any one ,leo walked down the streets of Drogheda today , he should have been ran out the town .change the law to give the guards the power to get rid of these scumbags ..
Taoiseach to attend rally against violence in DroghedaTaoiseach Leo Varadkar will attend a public rally against violence in Drogheda today, which is being held following the recent murder of 17-year-old Keane Mulready-Woods. Yup, rallies are the way to stop violence. I predict that every gang member will hand in their guns in Monday after witnessing the march People of Ireland Need To Ask The Taoiseach The TDs & All Concerned Who Does The -Streetwise-Streets Of Ireland Belong To. And If People Of Ireland Cannot Receive Straight Answers From All Concerned Sack Them-Transparency Accountability-None-To All Concerned. Hes been shamed into it pressuremounting Elections votes
Chief suspect in Keane Mulready-Woods murder gets death threat inside court cellTHE chief suspect in the barbaric murder of Keane Mulready-Woods received a death threat — from inside a court house. The Irish Sun can reveal graffiti warning the psycho he’s “a dead man” was daub…
More police, less crime: Garda numbers at decade highIt emerged yesterday that up to 40 people linked to some degree or other with leading figures in the murderous Drogheda feud, including women and children, are in hiding because they fear they might be caught in revenge crossfire after last week’s discovery of teenager Keane Mulready-Woods’ butchered body. Unsurprisingly, the Criminal Assets Bureau, National Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau have met to plan a response to that outrage. On the very day that this run-and-hide response to the murder of a 17-year-old became public, another 17-year-old was arrested in connection with Cameron Blair’s murder in Cork last week.
The Explainer: How did the Drogheda feud reach north Dublin?The shocking murder of Keane Mulready-Woods added another layer to the ongoing Drogheda feud. We take a look at what has been going on, on this week’s podcast. TheExplainerPod I wonder if de lads will all be listenin'
Thousands expected to join rally against violence in Drogheda todayLocals will gather for a rally in Drogheda this afternoon.
Thousands expected to join rally against violence in Drogheda todayLocals will gather for a rally in Drogheda this afternoon. Just stop buying drugs.