This behaviour does not represent Tallaght – Genockey

02 March 2018

Labour Party representative for Dublin South-West and Councillor for Tallaght South, Martina Genockey has condemned the events that have taken place in Tallaght this evening resulting in the robbery and destruction of at least one supermarket in the area.

Councillor Genockey said:

“I absolutely condemn the behaviour of those who looted the Centra, Topaz and Lidl stores in our community this evening.

“This type of behaviour has put a needless amount of pressure on our emergency services who have been trying to keep our community safe through out Storm Emma.

“Over the last number of days, our community here in Tallaght has shown strength in the eye of a literal storm and the behaviour by this select few is nothing short of disgusting.

“During bad weather events like this, it is absolutely horrific to think that people in genuine need will be denied speedy access to emergency services because they have to clear up the mindless mess created by people who have no concern for our community. 

“This behaviour does not represent Tallaght. I will continue to work with the Gardaí and local residents to ensure that no further damage is done to the Jobstown and Citywest areas.”

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