No doubt there was some connection to a bigger fish or some mover or shaker with their fingers in all the pies. And the fact it was just a bunch of teenagers and 20s from tough areas partying and letting loose never made it much of a priority. Or maybe I’ve just become cynical. Anyway what could possibly ever be compensation or ‘closure’? It should always be remembered but not dragged up.
If there’s to be compensation, apart from the lovely park that had to be fought for so long and so hard by a few strong individuals, it should be to see places like Coolock become even better places to live, with the kind of supports that close the gap to the areas with the advantages, instead of wholesale closing of support services as has been done the last few years. Dependency is a handy label to use for that kind of policy