Calls For ‘Calm’ After Baby Shot In West Dublin

Elaine Stenson
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Groups representing Traveller groups are appealing for feuding families in west Dublin to avail of mediation services. 

The call comes after a baby, his mother and a teenage boy were injured by a shotgun blast in Parslickstown Gardens in Mulhuddart yesterday.

John and Matthew Collins are recovering in hospital after surgery and the baby’s mother, Lynn Doyle, was also hurt in the incident. 

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Gardaí are continuing to question a man in his 40s in connection with the incident.

It’s sparked fears of reprisals, in a dispute between families going back two to three years.

In the meantime, the local Blanchardstown Traveller Support Group has offered it’s mediation services to try and resolve the dispute.