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RSF anti-heroin protest in Newbridge

THE Frank Driver Cumann/North Kildare of Republican Sinn Féin will be holding an ant-heroin protest in Rosconnell estate in Newbridge, Co Kildare on Saturday, February 7 from 3.00pm to 4.00pm.

According to the Chairman of the Frank Driver Cumann Eamonn Mahoney, the purpose of the protest is to highlight the danger posed by heroin and other drugs to young people in the estate and in society in general.

“The economic collapse facing the 26-Counties brings with it increased unemployment and rising levels of poverty and marginalisation. One of the consequences will be that more young people may through a feeling of hopelessness turn to drugs such as heroin. We feel it is essential that attention is focused on the crisis facing communities throughout Kildare and nationally. The response to drugs has to be across the board. Communities cannot be left on their own to tackle this problem, a multi agency approach with proper resources and funding is the only way to seriously begin to tackle the culture of drugs for the users, their families and the wider community.” Eamonn Mahoney said.

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