…police statistics reveal that a total of 282 incidents were recorded at the city’s interface areas – Bishop Street/Fountain, Irish Street/Gobnascale and Tullyally/Curryneirin – in the single year period between April 2006 and April 2007. A total of 120 – more than two incidents per week – were reported to police at the flashpoint Bishop Street interface alone.
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