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Watch: Programme to highlight Ireland’s ‘gun crime crisis’

A TV3 News Special airing tonight will feature an interview with what the programme says is a ‘prominent drug dealer’ who discusses the ease at which guns can be bought in Ireland.

TV3 correspondent Paul Byrne interviews a 'prominent drug dealer'
TV3 correspondent Paul Byrne interviews a 'prominent drug dealer'
Image: Screengrab via TV3/YouTube

A PROGRAMME TO air on TV3 tonight will draw attention to gun crime in Ireland with a man described as a prominent drug dealer alleging that guns can be got ‘faster than a pizza delivery.’

A TV3 News Special entitled ‘Ireland’s Gun Crime Crisis’ will feature allegations that drug dealers who “rat” on their colleagues to Gardaí are subject of a price being put on their head – ranging from between €15,000 to €30,000.

The programme, by the station’s southern correspondent Paul Byrne, features an interview with a man described as a prominent drug dealer from the Munster area who says he is “disgusted” by the recent shooting of teenager Melanie McCarthy McNamara.

He also claims that in Ireland it is possible to get a gun faster than a pizza delivery. Watch part of an interview with the man:


The programme will also feature interviews with politicians, academics and families who have lost loved ones to gun crime as part of an examination of the effects it has on Irish society.

Ireland’s Gun Crime Crisis: TV3 News Special airs tonight at 8pm on TV3

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