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“Ballina is a much safer place” was the message from Inspector Joe Doherty to the members of the Ballina Joint Policing Committee this week who reported a reduction in assaults in general by 24 per cent; assaults causing harm down 37 per cent, assaults on gardaí down 40 per cent and theft from persons fell by 50 per cent, with thefts from vehicles down 11 per cent on last year.
A 31-year-old man from Ballina was disqualified from driving for four years after being detected driving while under the influence of cannabis.
Two men facing similar charges of possession of heroin with intent to supply received very different sentences in the District Court this week (November 17), after the amounts involved and their differing efforts at rehabilitation, were made known.
Research commissioned by the Road Safety Authority among 17- to 34-year-olds into the use of illegal drugs while driving has highlighted alarming behaviour, with as many as one in five admitting they were a passenger in a car driven by someone under the influence of drugs. The publication of the research comes as the RSA broadcasts a new anti-drug driving TV campaign.
Heroin dealers in the south-east region were targeted yesterday by 70 Gardai involved in a year-long surveillance operation organised to avert drug dealing in the region.
Gardai in Mullingar have seized over €5,000 worth of illegal drugs in the past week, following three separate raids on homes in the area.
A Galway retailer has hit out against the scourge of illegal cigarette selling and is calling for a hard-hitting Garda taskforce to be set up to tackle the problem before it completely cripples the Irish retail trade.
A man who stole more than €4,000 worth of goods in just over a year has been given an 11 month jail sentence at Mullingar District Court.
Mayor of Castlebar Michael Kilcoyne has welcomed the Government ban this week of substances on sale as ‘legal highs’ in headshops. Cllr Kilcoyne and his colleagues on Castlebar Town Council led a protest march earlier this year against the two head shops in town calling for them to be closed. “I welcome the ban, but my big question is why did it take so long? When this was raised first we were told it had to go through Government approval, then to the EU which we told the Government was rubbish. But the fact that these substances have been banned has to be welcomed as it’s a start.”
A former soldier and mother of one, in jail since November 18 for possession with intent to supply €3,000 of heroin, was given an additional 10 months in jail this week (March 29) after being found guilty of dealing by bicycle.