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Power of JPC diluted further by resignation of TDs, says Keane

The power of the Galway City Joint Policing Committee has been further diluted by the resignation of two more TDs.

Mayor calls for crackdown on city brothel boom

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.

Gone in 15 minutes — Home heating oil thieves are becoming professional, warns top cop

Thefts of home heating oil have increased significantly in the last four to six weeks with the culprits becoming so professional that 1,000 litres of oil can be stolen in just 15 minutes.

Gardai left without contractor to deal with dangerous stray horses

Galway gardai attending scenes of accidents involving stray horses are currently being left to deal with the potentially dangerous animals without the services of specialised contractors, a meeting of the County Galway Joint Policing Committee was told this week.

JPC members want Westport Courthouse to remain open

Members of Westport’s Joint Policing Committee backed a motion proposed by Councillor Myles Staunton that Westport Courthouse should not close.

Councillor suggests new roundabout system for Westport

Councillor Christy Hyland said that for a one month trial period the traffic lights near the Castlecourt Hotel should be switched off and a roundabout system be put in place in order to alleviate traffic congestion in the town.

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Public urged not to be intimidated by charity collectors

The contentious issue of ongoing charity collectors from outside the area confronting the public at locations which target vulnerable people, was raised at the Westport joint policing committee meeting on Monday last. However Superintendent Mick Murray urged the public not to be intimidated by charity collectors and to walk on by if they do not wish to donate monies.

Ballina JPC looks for early closure of takeaways

The issue of late night opening of takeaways in Ballina was raised at the Ballina joint policing committee this week. The JPC resolved to write to all the businesses in the town to see if an earlier common closure time could be agreed on. The issue was raised by Fine Gael councillor Barry McLoughlin. He told the meeting that there was one rule for one and one for another, as most takeaways had trading curfews included in their planning permission.

Councillors to contact Justice Minister over ‘revolving door system’

Members of Mayo County Councils Joint Policing Committee this week proposed to contact the Minister of Justice to condemn the “revolving door system of prisons” as prison sentences are not a “deterrent” and gardaí are frustrated that “criminals can act without impunity”.


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