In response to the shocking assault and stabbing of young children on their way home from school and the deplorable riotous behaviour in Dublin city centre last Thursday, Denis Naughten TD and his colleagues in the Regional Group have submitted a formal request to An Ceann Comhairle, urging the suspension of all other Dáil business tomorrow (Tuesday) to ensure a comprehensive debate on these urgent matters.
Denis Naughten pointed out that “our immediate thoughts are with the young children who were injured, their carer, their families, and the entire school community at Gaelscoil Choláiste Mhuire. In light of these events, my colleagues and I have acted swiftly to highlight these distressing occurrences and have requested that this critical topic be prioritised for discussion in the Dáil.”
“We have submitted a formal request to the Ceann Comhairle asking him to suspend the business of the Dáil so this pressing issue can be discussed on Tuesday.”
“The right of children to be safe in their communities, as well as the safety of all, must be paramount. It must be unequivocally stated that mob mentality, violence, the stirring of hateful ideologies, and destruction have no place in our society.”
“I commend the bravery of the members of the public who intervened on Parnell Square, who have undoubtedly saved lives, as well as the emergency services personnel. I also condemn the attacks on emergency services and the Gardaí as they endeavoured to protect the public during the recent incidents.”
“In light of these terrible events, the Regional Group of TDs calls on the Government to provide a detailed report on these serious incidents that affect residents, visitors, and businesses alike,” concluded Denis Naughten.