Tonight the entire Ballygall community send their best wishes to the staff of Tansey’s newsagent.
Unfortunately in recent months we have seen similar crimes in Finglas West and last year at the shops in the Willows. However the blatant and violent nature of this attack on a man doing his work is truly shocking.
There is a strong bond between local people and a local shopkeeper. The Tansey family have personified that in Ballygall for decades.
Local reports are that Kevin was involved in this mornings violent incident. There will be an opportunity in the coming weeks to examine why we have seen such a spike in these crimes but for tonight my thoughts are with Kevin and his wider family. We hope he is recieving the best of care and that he will recover soon.