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The power of the Galway City Joint Policing Committee has been further diluted by the resignation of two more TDs.
Galway city mayor Padraig Conneely repeated his call for the gardai to do more to stop the “booming trade” of a city centre brothel, adding that he continues to be concerned about human trafficking.
Crime in the city last year was down 10 per cent with a total of 6,707 incidents detected, according to the latest Garda Report presented to members of the Galway City Joint Policing Committee.
by Martina Nee
There is a “worrying” increase in the use of heroin, a trend which has resulted in the drugs unit upskilling gardai throughout the county, the Galway City Joint Policing Committee was told this week.
There are a number of undercover and surveillance operations being carried out by gardai in relation to two suspected brothels and organised prostitution taking place in the city.
The skeleton of a horse showing signs that the animal had been burnt while still alive was discovered near a playground during the summer, according to city councillor Terry O’Flaherty who along with fellow members of the Galway City Joint Policing Committee is calling for education initiatives to be set up and for gardai to be given more powers to react to reports of cruelty.
The introduction of minimum pricing for alcohol will contribute to reducing the “huge” human and economic cost of alcohol related harm, it was claimed this week.
There are “grave concerns” about the number of boy racers driving dangerously on the motorway and secondary roads, chief superintendent Tom Curley told a meeting of the Galway City Joint Policing Committee, adding that the four fatal road deaths so far this year were four too many.
Youths enjoying the sunny weather in Salthill are being targeted by a gang of thugs, with one boy requiring medical attention after he was beaten up and his front teeth broken, members of the Galway City Joint Policing Committee (JPC) were told this week.