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Volunteer lifeboat crews with Aran Islands RNLI will now be able to launch their all weather Severn Class lifeboat faster following the installation of a 24 metre pontoon.
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CCTV cameras should be installed in “trouble spots” in Salthill and Knocknacarra as a way of both tackling and discouraging anti-social behaviour.
Ever thought of cycling around Lough Ree? Enjoying the 87km route as you raise funds for RNLI lifeboats?
Fine Gael councillor Michael Burke told a meeting of the Mayo Joint Policing Committee that since the installation of CCTV in Ballinrobe there has been dramatic drop in crime in the area. Speaking at the committee, Cllr Burke said: “We had CCTV installed in Ballinrobe and we have our neighbourhood watch scheme going. A few weeks ago the Gardai informed me that in the town, crime has fallen by about 90 per cent in the area that’s covered by the scheme. Now, that’s probably the highest drop in crime rate in any part of the country. I want to say thank you to the superintendent in our area who worked very hard with us to get this and I’ve to compliment the county manager who made such substantial funds available to it.”
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 RNLI this week released its annual report which showed that they brought almost 1,300 people to safety last year nationally. In Mayo both the Achill and Ballyglass lifeboats rescued 48 people over the year, with the Achill based lifeboat was launched 29 times to rescue 30 people and the Ballyglass lifeboat rescuing 18 people. So far this year the Ballyglass station has launched its boat twice, on Friday January 3 at 6.49am and on Saturday January 11 at 1.35pm. The Achill lifeboat has not been launched so far this year.
Many people have had the odds stacked against them at some stage in their lives. We may have been hit by tragedy, hardship, injustice, illness or loss of some sort but manage to cope. In fact some emerge from major challenges stronger and go on to surmount even greater obstacles.
A table quiz in aid of the Coosan-based RNLI lifeboat the ‘Dorothy Mary’ is to be held this Thursday, January 9, at 8pm in the Bounty bar on Two Mile.
CCTV camera systems are to be installed in Walter Macken Place in Mervue and Suan apartments in Sandyvale, Headford Road, while the existing camera in Whitehall in the city centre is to be upgraded following the provision of €10,000 in the Galway City Council’s 2014 Budget.