Féin’s Cllr Jonathan O’Brien has stated the
weekend’s events in Waterford underline the need to act
now to ensure something similar does not happen in Cork.
“This weekend we
saw 15 young people becoming ill – with two still under intensive care
hospital – as a result of taking drugs at a house party in Waterford.
only a matter of time before we experience a similar incident in Cork,
drugs crisis moves to the top of the political agenda.”
now Sinn Fein has been working to highlight the danger posed by drugs
general, and heroin in particular, to the well-being of young people
Dealing with drugs requires a crack-down on drug dealers and pushers,
tackling the social causes of the problem.”
City Council agreed to a Sinn Fein motion requesting the establishment
multi-agency task force to deal with the growing problem of heroin in Cork City.
it passed the implementation of this to the Policing Committee. At the
meeting of this committee last week, the item was not on the agenda. I
asked for it to be included at the next meeting in March. However, this
long to wait and shows a lack of urgency in tackling the growing
heroin that is deplorable.”
we have to
wait for a tragic situation in Cork,
like that in Waterford over the weekend, before the Council and other agencies
wake up to
the urgency of the crisis on our doorsteps?”