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Garda presence keeps South Westmeath roads fatality-free

For the first time since records began there has not been a road fatality in the south of Westmeath to date this year.

Taxi driver used fatal shooting to abuse garda

A district court judge has described as “outrageous” the words used by an irate taxi driver who after being told to move on from an illegal parking space shouted at a garda that it was a pity more officers were not shot in an incident, only three days earlier, when a Garda sergeant was murdered in Dundalk.

Taxi driver uses fatal shooting reference to abuse local garda

A district court judge has described as “outrageous” the words used by an irate taxi driver who after being told to move on from an illegal parking space shouted at a garda that it was a pity more officers were not shot in an incident, only three days earlier, when a Garda sergeant was murdered in Dundalk.

Charges against a Galway rape accused withdrawn after niece admitted she was lying

Charges against a Galway man who pleaded guilty to raping his niece have been withdrawn after the girl later admitted she was lying.

Man remanded in Castlebar murder case

A 26-year-old Ballina man appeared in Swinford District Court this morning charged in connection with the killing of two brothers, Jack and Tom Blaine in their home in New Antrim Street, Castlebar this week.

Crime Prevention Officer expresses concern over thefts from cars

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Sergeant John Connolly, Westmeath’s Crime Prevention Officer, this week expressed concern at the ongoing thefts from cars in the Westmeath division.

A thankless and a dangerous job

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Week II

‘ Prepared to fight and to die’ for Ireland

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The general election of 1918 was also a plebiscite on the Easter Rising, two years previously. The Rising, and the destruction of the centre of Dublin, had been generally condemned. The Irish Parliamentary Party, under John Redmond, had been inching towards Home Rule; why bother with such violence? The belief was that the men and women of 1916 were brave, if foolhardy. Yet following the prolonged executions of the leaders, the massive round up of participants, and their imprisonment in Britain, a change of attitudes swept the country. This was perfectly illustrated in the election held on a bleak December day 1918. Sinn Féin had fielded candidates in every constituency. The campaign was vigorous and tough.

Arrows, batons, pepper spray and taser among items found in Ballina apartment

Judge Mary Devins directed the forfeiture of two pepper sprays and a taser found in the apartment of a Ballina man. The direction was made during an application for police property. A number of other items which were seized were directed to be returned to the man.

Arrows, batons, pepper spray and taser among items found in Ballina apartment

Judge Mary Devins directed the forfeiture of two pepper sprays and a taser found in the apartment of a Ballina man. The direction was made during an application for police property. A number of other items which were seized were directed to be returned to the man.

 

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