To: The Taoiseach

NO MORE WEAPONS OF WAR IN IRELAND!

NO MORE WEAPONS OF WAR IN IRELAND!

Stop arming the Garda in Ireland.. We don't need more weapons of war on our streets, we need more leadership!

Why is this important?

Specialist armed Garda units have been directed to beef up security in several Irish cities from this evening. (Sunday 4th June 2017) Members of the Garda Armed Support Unit (ASU) have been dispatched to the cities of Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Kilkenny, beginning their duties at 7pm this evening. While the threat of a terrorist attack in Ireland is currently deemed to be possible but unlikely, the directive comes as a proactive and preventative measure in the wake of the past fortnight’s attacks on Manchester and London.

The Taoiseach should be reminded that Ireland is renowned around the world for it's neutrality, friendliness and respect for the views and beliefs of others. An unarmed police service is something the Irish people are proud of. Therefore, we call on the Taoiseach to show leadership and not bow down to these cowardly acts by bringing more weapons of war onto the streets of Ireland.

How it will be delivered

It would be fantastic to have a group of people from all ethnicities and religions hand delivering this petition to the Taoiseach. Our belief in freedom and liberty is greater protection and more important to us than weapons of war.