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Belcarra man vandalised Taoiseach's office a second time

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It has emerged that a Belcarra man who came before Castlebar District Court last month for scrawling graffiti on An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny's, constituency office in Castlebar was rearrested earlier this month for vandalising the office a second time.

Fast and Furious blamed for increase in illegal driving stunts

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The latest installment of the high speed blockbuster franchise, The Fast and the Furious, has been blamed for an increasing number of illegal driving stunts by ‘boy racers’ in industrial estates and on rural raods across the county.

Hoodies should be banned from Castlebar says Kilcoyne

Castlebar councillor, Michael Kilcoyne said that a bye-law to ban the wearing of hoodies in the town should be explored. The councillor said at the town’s joint policing committee meeting on Monday that hoodies cause a problem for gardaí in identifying criminals.

Inspector congratulated on his promotion

Inspector Joe McKenna was congratulated at Ballina District Court this week following news of his upcoming promotion to superintendent.

Burglaries up, but thefts and public order down in Castlebar

Inspector Joe McKenna told the January meeting of the Castlebar Joint Policing Committee that good work was being done on prosecuting criminals in the town. At Monday’s meeting the Garda Inspector said, “I was prosecuting cases in Castlebar last Wednesday and it was a full day’s sitting. Good work is being done here in the town, Castlebar is a big town.”

Inspector McKenna to take over from retiring Supt Murray

Westport native Inspector Joe McKenna will be in charge of policing in the Westport area for the foreseeable future, following Superintendent Mick Murray’s announcement that he is to retire.

CCTV system in Westport needs to ‘get moving’

Cathaoirleach of Westport Town Council, Councillor Christy Hyland, stressed that the installation of a CCTV system in the town should be rolled out as soon as possible — even just starting with one camera.

Events in Westport carried off without incident

Members of the joint policing committee in Westport were informed that events held in Westport during the year did not lead to an increase in public order incidents; in fact public order incidents in the town are down on this time last year.

Traffic corps to pay a visit to Westport to deal with boy racers

The traffic corps is being asked by Inspector Joe McKenna to “pay a visit to Westport” following claims that car enthusiasts are gathering near the roundabout on Altamount Street, which is leading to residents not having a “good night’s sleep” due to the noise of loud exhausts.


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