We are all shocked and appalled that there have been three gangland murders over the last eight days. Clearly, these drug gangs have no respect for human life or for the communities in which they live, given the risk that so many people faced yesterday. This involved someone driving into a housing estate in Coolock in broad daylight at 3.30 p.m. to assassinate a man who was visiting the family of a man who had been murdered last week. There are families with children who are afraid to walk the streets in these areas in Dublin, Drogheda and elsewhere.
Heroin use is still a major problem but cocaine use has gone up by 32% on 2017 and its use has doubled in the last six years. Is the Taoiseach satisfied legislatively the programme for Government gives the additional capacity to the State to deal with this indiscriminate murder rampage by gangs involved in criminal activity? In particular-----