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Comment #4979984 by Tweed Cap

Tweed Cap Apr 15th 2016, 9:32 AM #

I grew up in Finglas in the 1970,s and 1980,s. Knocking about the streets playing football and watching the stolen cars doing hand breakers and donuts and all of that lark. Some of the lads I knew then went on to some serious crime and it’s fair to say their folks neglected them from the start. Some of them are dead now however others lads from the same area went on to do very in life. If you’re a parent support your kids, make all the time you can for them be there for their football or whatever hobbies they choose. Looking back I can see now it made a huge difference. A young lad growing up in a deprived area is one thing but if he’s from an unsupportive or broken home the odds are not good. You could nearly tell back then how it was going to play out. That’s my own experience.

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Known to gardaí? Every time a man is shot dead, I wait for this little phrase to rear its ugly head

Known to gardaí? Every time a man is shot dead, I wait for this little phrase to rear its ugly head

Author and scholar Frankie Gaffney writes about “that vile euphemism: Known to Gardaí. ‘Deserved it’ in other words.”

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