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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Petrol bomb attack: Gardai confident – O’Dea Condemns – Extra Gardai called in

As the Garda investigation continues into the horrific petrol bomb attack on a family in Pineview Gardens which left two young children in a Dublin Hospital, Local TD and Defence Minister Willie O’Dea has spoken today of is shock and anger at the incident.

Willie said he had met with Senior Gardai in Limerick and was satisfied that the “evidence pointed to a deliberate attack”. He described that attack as 'an incomprehensible act of savagery' but said that extra Gardai will be drafted in to the Moyross/ Pineview area.

He spoke today on RTE Radio,

The facts are not determined as yet, but it would appear to be a random unplanned act of incomprehensible savagery. It is not absolutely clear how they caused the car to go on fire and if they were aware the children were in the car, but the evidence indicates they were aware which is extremely worrying indeed.The investigation is progressing very well and from what I have heard I am confident of a successful outcome. The mother of Millie and Gavin has asked that the public would pray for her children and all concerned at this difficult time.

Garda have said tonight that a definite line of inquiry is being followed and they are confident they will catch the perpetrators of the cowardly act.

Radio interview with the father of the children, Niall McNamara, who describes the injuries inflicted on them after their mother's car was set ablaze (Realplayer required)

Limerick Blogger - Reaction to Moyross weekend of violence.

Praying for a miracle - Irish Examiner Story

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