State aims to nurture community leaders in gang-afflicted areas

The government is to provide almost €200,000 in funding for an 18-month leadership course for individuals from both Darndale and Drogheda

Gardaí at the scene after a murder in Darndale last year. Communities have been subject to intimidation from criminals, which has made it more difficult for community leaders to speak up for their areas. Picture: Colin Keegan/Collins