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The number of reported crimes in Galway increased slightly last year, according to the latest figures released by An Garda Síochána.
The west side of Galway city and western Connemara region will be left without a dedicated Garda presence as Salthill Garda Station faces imminent closure.
The one thing which has been clear from the outset of the life of the new Galway City Council has been that it will be different from the last couple of chambers.
The power of the Galway City Joint Policing Committee has been further diluted by the resignation of two more TDs.
Galway gardai require more powers of seizure in order to tackle the potentially dangerous presence of rickshaws on the city’s footpaths and streets, the Joint Policing Committee was told this week.
There will be two full-time community gardai patrolling the Salthill and Knocknacarra area in the next couple of weeks with the aim of addressing the high levels of anti-social behaviour that have occurred in recent months.
A public meeting on crime prevention is being organised in the Knocknacarra Community Centre on Thursday September 26 at 8pm.
Local road safety group Cosain is calling for the introduction of fixed speed cameras on the west side of the city after surveys showed speeding to be “out of control”, with the highest speed recorded being a taxi travelling at a shocking 94km/h in the middle of the afternoon.
There is growing concern at the increase in bogus charities operating in the Athlone area.
Measures tackling underage drinking, be they legal or social, must be taken seriously and supported according to Labour city councillor Niall McNelis.