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Dublin City Interfaith Forum Statement on Tragic Deaths of Aidan Moffitt and Michael Snee

15th April 2022

Dublin City Interfaith Forum (DCIF) wishes to offer its sincerest condolences and express its deep sadness upon learning of the deaths of Aidan Moffitt and Michael Snee in Sligo. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and loved ones, friends and community during this painful and difficult time.

Considerable speculation and uncertainty has caused fear and anger to percolate on social media and throughout the country, feeding further division and hate and attempting to twist and shift the narrative away from the tragedy of their deaths.

We ask for restraint and reflection to lead action at this difficult time and support An Garda Síochána in their efforts to investigate these terrible crimes.

These needless deaths have impacted greatly upon our diverse communities in Ireland and remind us to stand, in solidarity with our LGBTI+ community, against all forms and expressions of hatred, hostility and violence.

Safe Haven, Dublin City Interfaith Forum’s Hate and Extremism response project, is calling on all faith leaders, faith communities and advocates to put compassion into practice by proactively encouraging the reporting of all forms of hate and hostility and to support those wishing to do so.

We encourage the public to assist in An Garda Síochána’s ongoing enquiries and investigations. If any person has information or concerns, please contact their local Garda Station or report to their local Garda Diversity Officer here.

You can also report hate crime and hate incidents directly to An Garda Síochána here.

We also encourage the public to independently report all incidents of hate and hostility through, a confidential reporting system for incidents of racism and discrimination.

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