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Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, has announced that €5.3m is to be spent on 260 new Garda vehicles between now and the end of the year.
The death of a 20-year-old man in Ballina following a road accident on Wednesday night has brought the number of road deaths in the county to 11 so far this year. The latest fatality has come fresh on the back of the release of information from the Western Garda Region that Mayo had the highest death toll on the roads in the region, accounting for almost half of the deaths recorded in the region this year.
An Athlone-based Roma family whose two-year-old blond son was removed by gardaí, in what their lawyer described as a case of “hysterical” and “overzealous” policing, has secured €60,000 damages under a settlement of their legal action.
The late Garda Tony Golden, who was killed in the line of duty last Sunday, was laid to rest yesterday in St Paul's Cemetery, Heynestown, County Louth, following his funeral Mass which took place in St Oliver Plunkett's Church in Blackrock. Garda Golden, who was a native of Ballina, was given a State funeral which was attended by thousands of mourners including President Michael D Higgins and An Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Other dignitaries who attended his funeral included Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan, political representatives from all parties, the chaplains to the Garda and the Defence Forces, Bishop of Killala John Fleming, and Father Gerard O'Hora, Parish Priest of Ballina.
The announcement of 600 new gardaí in Budget 2016 symbolises the Government’s commitment to increasing resources for an An Garda Síochána, according to Fine Gael TD for Longford-Westmeath Gabrielle McFadden.
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have published a provisional review of road fatalities for the first seven months of 2015. The review shows that, from January to July of this year, 92 people died on our roads in 87 collisions, 21 fewer deaths and 17 fewer collisions than the same period last year.
The 19-year-old who was killed in a single vehicle traffic collision last night at Carromore, near Ballinrobe has been named as Darragh Doherty from Ballyhenry, Kilmaine. Darragh who was a talented footballer was a member of Kilmaine GAA Club and was member of the 2013 Mayo minor team who claimed the All Ireland title. Darragh scored 1-2 in that win over Tyrone.