The Justice Minister says he wants to end the 'scourge' of gangland killings in Dublin.
Laois/Kildare South TD, Charlie Flanagan, says he's discussed funding for the gardaí with the Finance Minister in order to keep large numbers of officers working on the issue.
The Minister also announced funding for text alert and CCTV schemes to tackle rural crime.
Minister Flanagan says gangland crime needs to be tackled following two recent murders in the capital.
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