“The police are not going to give up on this.”

On the second anniversary of the murder of 15-year-old Thomas Devlin his parents have written to Taoiseach Bertie Ahern criticising the €4,000 grant his office provided “to assist and encourage the development of local organisations” in the Mount Vernon estate. The police have also launched a poster campaign specifically directed at the area. From the BBC report Adds Video report here [Realplayer file]

Ms Holloway said: “It is wrong that this money from the taoiseach is being used to give the impression this community has changed. We wrote to him because we felt the taoiseach was legitimising the actions of some of the people in Mount Vernon, who are hiding, protecting and harbouring Thomas’s killers.”