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I am probably the worst kind of voter that the enthusiastic canvassers could meet. I do not vote for a party, but for a personality, or for a candidate whom I feel will do a good job. I admire politicians. I know that ninety-nine per cent of them are motivated by public service, and genuinely believe that they can effect change. Some of them actually succeed in bringing about change; but it is a long, hard slog.
The shortage of Garda patrol cars available in the Galway West Garda Division is now at “crisis level” and immediate action is needed to ensure a more visible Garda presence to combat the worrying increase in crime levels in housing estates in the west of the city.
The Minister of Justice has been slammed for backing the decision of the Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) to close a Galway asylum accommodation centre with Sinn Fein senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh accusing him of being “absolutely ignorant to the fears and concerns of residents”.
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.
A 26-year-old laptop thief, who was had been unlawfully at large for six months, has claimed that he was fearful of returning into custody because of a prison fracas between Irish and Eastern European inmates.
Nine men, arrested as a result of a major operation against drug and organised crime, are still being detained and questioned by gardai this morning.
Delegates at the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors Annual Conference in Galway have passed a motion calling for the full time arming of Regional Support Units (RSUs).
Around five years ago Denis Andre was working as a nurse in Angola. His employers discovered he had helped some wounded Cabindan independence fighters with medicine and treatment. Cabinda is an enclave in Angola and is a disputed territory.
Independent election candidate for the Ballyragget Electoral Area Ger Ferris has called for a penalty points system to be introduced to deal with petty criminals in our society.
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”.