Video: Limerick after the Dundons
For decades he policed Limerick’s notorious housing estates while gangs of criminals waged war on their communities and the law of the land.
Along with teams of heavily-armed gardai, he kicked in doors in Moyross, Southhill, St Mary’s Park and Ballinacurra Weston, arrested major underworld criminals and chased down the young lieutenants sent out to do their evil bidding.
But today, former Detective Garda Sean Lynch, has swapped his badge for political office and instead of ramming in doors in dawn raids he is politely knocking and offering a hand of help to the people of some of the most-deprived areas of Limerick.
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