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Kevin Higgins - taking on Left and Right with poetry and humour

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THERE WAS a time when a photograph of Mick Wallace must have marked the bull’s eye of the dartboard in Justice Minister Alan Shatter’s office. That dartboard must be overcrowded these days with pictures of political foes and the Minister running out of enough darts to throw at them all.

Drop in Westmeath crime rates

Westmeath’s crime rate is decreasing steadily, according to new crime statistics released by the Central Statistics Office.

Ó Cuív calls for more Gardaí in Ballinrobe as crime spree escalates

Fianna Fáil Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív has called for more gardaí to be stationed at Ballinrobe Garda Station following a recent spate of robberies. Deputy Ó Cuív said it is painfully obvious that now is not the time to shut down more Garda stations across Mayo and Galway, as the gardaí are already stretched beyond their limit and the rate of burglaries in the region is soaring rapidly.

Closure of half a dozen Garda stations in Mayo condemned

The news that six Garda stations in Mayo were included in a rash of closures across the country has been greeted with derision by politicians from the opposition parties in the county. The news was announced on Wednesday afternoon when most eyes were on the announcement of the Budget in the Dáil.

“Dark day for Athlone” as 4th Western Brigade is axed

Fianna Fáil’s Robert Troy called it a “a dark day for Athlone” as the Government admitted that the 4th Western Brigade will lose out in the reorganisation of the Defence Forces.

Search for Army premises in Castlebar

Fianna Fáil Defence Spokesperson Dara Calleary has said he is baffled that the Department of Defence is now looking for Army premises in Castlebar, Cavan, Mullingar, and Clonmel after announcing plans to shut down the barracks in each of these towns.

No jobs lost as troops move to Athlone Barracks

Some 183 personnel from Columb Barracks will be moved to Custume Barracks, Athlone after the closure of the Mullingar barracks was announced this week.

McFadden expresses sympathy with soldiers

Fine Gael TD for Longford/ Westmeath, Nicky McFadden, has today expressed her sympathies to the soldiers and families of those affected by the decision to close Columb Barracks in Mullingar.

Army HQ should be in Mullingar - Cllr Dollard

Local councillor Mick Dollard has said he believes Columb Barracks in Mullingar would be a more appropriate home for the 4th Western Brigade than its current headquarters in Athlone’s Custume Barracks.

Minister refuses to give commitment on Garda stations in Westmeath - Troy

Local TD Robert Troy has described as “extremely disappointing” the response of the Minister for Justice to a parliamentary question about plans for the possible closure of Garda stations in Westmeath and Longford.

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