I would think the increased Garda activity is definitely a response to the Casey vote.
Ordinary decent people who live in areas where there are a lot of lawless travellers had no voice up to the Presidential election to vent their frustration, who was going to interview them, the Irish Times, Ryan Tubridy, Marion Finucane, Miriam O Callaghan, not a chance any of these PC liberals were going to actually allow proper discussion of what is going on. The Irish Times reported the camper van and other valuables being seized from a premises in Dublin, the Indo printed the facts. It was a halting site in Baldoyle that was raided but lets not be racist by mentioning this.
It could also be the new Garda Commissioner ordering action to be taken, he has come from outside and may be willing to put the resources into dealing with these people once and for all.
Its desperate to think that a segment of society were able to store thousand and thousands worth of stolen car parts in a lock up unit in Longford.
Its even worse that travellers who dont appear to work are able to buy houses and land and expensive cars and no one seems to query where the wealth is coming from, not the Gardai, not the Revenue, not the Criminal Assets Bureau and certainly not Pavee Point. Travellers are numerically a tiny minority in this country and yet the amount of resources spent by the State in supporting their lifestyle and in trying in a very limited fashion to deal with their criminality is shocking. They seem to be involved in a daily basis is fraudulent insurance claims and quite a lot of these claims seems to have been settled previously. At long last the insurance companies seem to have got their act together and are fighting these claims but this should have been done ten years ago.
Its about time the authorities in this country stepped up to their responsibilities and we have a lot to thank Peter Casey for. He has done the State a much greater service than that wandering poet enconsed in the Park for another seven years to eat and drink at our expense.
There were multiple arson attacks in Drogheda last night but the media still pretending it's not Traveller feuding. Knacker families trying to burn out other knacker families but the most important thing to do is pretend that it's not Travellers.
GardaĂ investigating three suspicious incidents overnight in Drogheda - Independent.ie