BIZARRE footage of two cars ramming into each other in The Glen was spread across social media today, prompting calls for eyewitnesses to contact the Gardaí.
The shocking footage on social media showed two vehicles repeatedly ram into each other.
Local councillor John Maher criticised those sharing the footage, saying it was damaging to the reputation of the local community and of no benefit to anyone.
“It is not about hiding it, but contacting the Gardaí, community Garda or a local politician.”
Mr Maher said the mentality of the individuals who are sharing this footage is all wrong.
“They might think they are doing the right thing, but they are not,” Mr Maher said.
“We need to use the right channels.”
Mr Maher expressed frustration at the footage which was taken on a mobile phone and showed two cars repeatedly smashing into each other.
“They were there a long time, there was plenty of time to call the guards.”
The local councillor was adamant that the authorities should be allowed to do their job in relation to this matter.
“I know the area and there are businesses in the area. I’m sure there will be CCTV so let's get that footage to the Gardaí.”
Speaking about the incident itself, Mr Maher said that he had never seen anything like it before in the area.
“I have walked these estates recently and this is a very unfortunate thing to have happened today. The community needs to work together to stop things like this happening again."
Fianna Fáil Ken O’Flynn echoed the sentiments of his northside colleague and said to his knowledge, no Garda report has been filed in relation to the incident.
“We have worked very hard to rebuild the reputation of The Glen.
“There are some fantastic people living in The Glen who work very hard for their community and have helped to build up a good reputation, but unfortunately this is a step back, reputation-wise.”
Mr O’Flynn described the incident as something out of demolition derby and said it was the result of dwindling community policing on the ground.
“There is no sense of community. It is the result of scaling back and scaling back the Community policing and the result is people think they can do what they like.”