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Frightened families risking crime to pay off drug debts

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Drug related intimidation in the city and county is forcing frightened families to risk committing crimes in order to pay off debts run up by loved ones.

Look into my eyes — I see a strange year ahead

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Time to peer into that crystal ball again. No, not the one in the Treasure Chest window. Here’s a taste of what we can expect in the year ahead.

Keane fears local Garda numbers are under threat

Communities in Galway and across the State will be put at risk while the gardaí will be “thrown into disarray” if plans to reduce by 1,400 this year come into force.

Deputy calls for urgent response to increase in Mayo burglaries

Mayo Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary has raised the serious problem with the upsurge in the number of burglaries which are taking place in Mayo over the past two months which has caused “genuine fear across the county”. The deputy, who raised the matter in the Dáil on Tuesday, has called on the Minster for Justice, Alan Shatter, to engage with the Garda Commissioner, Martin Callinan, “immediately” in relation to the increase in numbers of robberies across the region.

Drug driving - a growing danger on Galway roads

“Don’t risk it.” That is the message from the Western Region Drugs Task Force to people planning to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol this Christmas.

Achill man dies while being transported to Garda station

A 39-year-old man from Achill Sound died on the way to Castlebar Garda Station after being arrested following an incident at Cox’s Bar in Castlebar at 1am on Thursday June 7.

No decisions made on rural Garda station closures, says Cllr Mannion

Amid widespread concern that a number of garda stations in the Connemara region are under threat of future closure a local county councillor has moved to allay these fears, stressing that “no decisions” have yet been made.

Murray calls for traffic corps to be disbanded

Sinn Féin councillor Gerry Murray this week called for the Garda traffic corps to be disbanded, asking that ordinary members of the Gardaí deal with traffic duties so that more gardaí could be deployed in the towns around the county. Cllr Murray told the July meeting of Mayo County Council: “The ordinary Gardaí in the county are trained to carry out all the functions of the traffic corps and they can carry out these duties as part of their ordinary work. If this happened it would free up members who are solely on traffic duty to come back into the community and give extra bodies to police in the locality around the county”.

Garda sergeant sues State over Aran transfer difficulties

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A Garda sergeant is suing the Garda Commissioner and the State for more than €32,000 expenses as a result of the difficulties he encountered during his transfer to the Aran Islands.

Tuam superintendent to investigate Corrib ‘rape comments’ controversy

A Garda Superintendent from Tuam Garda Station is to play a pivotal role in an investigation into alledged comments made by three gardai during the arrest of Corrib oil protesters.

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