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Superintendent Keaveney retires from the Gardaí today

Superintendent Willie Keaveney will retire from the Gardaí today (Friday) after 34 years of service in the force. The 54-year-old Galway native has been the superintendent in Castlebar Garda Station for the past two years where he has worked diligently on making gardaí in the town more community orientated, with great success.

Ruane appeals to motorists to stop parking in cycle lanes

Sinn Féin Councillor, Thérèse Ruane is appealing to motorists to stop parking in cycle lanes as it is putting people's lives at risk. She insists that a bye law must be introduced as a matter of urgency so that penalties, points and fines can be imposed on offending motorists.

Gardaí to distribute high-visibility vests

All Garda cars in Co Mayo are to carry a stock of high-visibility vests to be given out to poorly-lit pedestrians and cyclists in a novel bid to reduce the county’s road death toll.

Castlebar gardaí launch positive ageing initiative

An Garda Síochána in Castlebar this week launched a “Positive Ageing’ programme designed to help keep older people safe in the locality. Members of the community in the town were invited to attend for a ‘Meet and greet’ at Castlebar Garda Station where they were hosted by Sgt Tony Cosgrove and Inspector Willie Keaveney who outlined simple preventative measures that can be undertaken to ensure their safety.

Cyclists need to be as courteous as other road users

The popularity of cycling on our roads has grown evident in recent weeks with some of the busiest roads, particularly around the Westport area, become heavily trafficked by cyclists. While this shows a positive move to greener travel and health benefits, the trend does present new dangers and road safety officer with Mayo County Council, Noel Gibbons, has issued an appeal to all cyclists to be responsible and heed the rules of the road. He also advises they wear high-visibility clothing and “always wear a helmet no matter how short the journey is”.

Mayo County Council will terminate landlord contracts over bad tenants

Mayo County Council can and will terminate the contracts of landlords with whom they have entered into agreements under the Rental Accommodation Scheme, if the landlords fail to live up to their obligations to stop their tenants from engaging in antisocial behaviour.

Supermacs refuses to agree to 2.30am closing time in Castlebar

A letter sent by the proprietor of the Supermacs restaurant in Castlebar to the members of the Castlebar Joint Policing Committee (JPC), was described as being “nearly contemptuous” by Garda Superintendent Willie Keaveney at a meeting of the JPC this week. The committee was discussing the issue of takeaway closing times concerning an agreement that had been reached with the rest of the takeaway operators in the town to close at 2.30am. However, Supermacs was refusing to sign up to the agreement.

More than 200 speeding fines issued on one stretch of road

Gardai in Castlebar have issued over 200 speeding fines on the stretch of road between the McDonalds roundabout and the Westport road roundabout in the town over the last 18 months. Inspector Martin Byrne told the meeting that the Gardai had been making efforts on the stretch over the past number of months. The issue came up after Cllr Eugene McCormack asked could the Gardai take over the monitoring of the CCTV camera at the Mayo Peace Park as part of their monitoring system in the town. The CCTV is currently being monitored by the Peace Park committee. Superintendent Willie Keaveney told the meeting that he would look into it.

‘Bad boy’ with ‘deplorable record’ before court after abusing garda

A Westport man who has 27 previous convictions was before a special sitting of Castlebar District Court on Monday where Judge Kevin Kilrane told the defendant, who was before court for a public order charge, that as was evident from his demeanour in court, “I don’t think that you care very much”.

New anti-social behaviour policy up for debate

The issue of anti-social behaviour was the catalyst for a long debate at a meeting of the Castlebar Joint Policing Committee this week. The meeting was told of a number of incidents of this type of behaviour over the recent past, with one member of the public retelling the harrowing ordeal he is currently suffering at the hands of his neighbours and the lack of interest the landlord of the rented property has shown towards the issue. Castlebar Mayor Cllr Michael Kilcoyne also told the meeting of an incident he was made aware of early in the week. “I got a call from a relative and the carer of an elderly man about an incident at the weekend. The man, who lives on Linenhall Street, was outside at 1.30am last Saturday night on the street and three young fellas urinated on him. The gardaí know about this and are investigating it, but the poor man is traumatised after it and his carer and his relative who rang me are very concerned about him.” Cllr Ger Deere told the meeting, “This was a terrible act to carry out and I hope that those who carried it out were caught on camera on the street to help the gardaí investigate this properly.”


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