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One in four young drivers have taken a selfie

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From the World Cup-winning German football team, to Barack Obama, to the Pope, nearly everyone it seems has been caught up in the incredible rise of the ‘selfie’ - self-portraits snapped from smartphones.

Cosain surveys show ‘out of control’ speeding in west of city

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Local road safety group Cosain is calling for the introduction of fixed speed cameras on the west side of the city after surveys showed speeding to be “out of control”, with the highest speed recorded being a taxi travelling at a shocking 94km/h in the middle of the afternoon.

Judge praises lone garda for apprehension of “fly-by” burglary gang

A garda was congratulated by both the judge and his inspector for his “professionalism and diligence” when the four-man burglary gang he apprehended on a roadside, in the early hours, on his own, was jailed for between four and seven months apiece in the District Court this week (May 27).

Man fined and disqualified for ‘appalling’ race on motorway

The speeding of a young man found racing on the M6 motorway was described as “appalling” by a district court judge this week before a €600 fine and a two year disqualification was imposed.

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.

Local athlete gives evidence in fatal triple crash inquest

The jury in the inquest into the death of a nurse and her two children in Tipperary last year has heard this week that the Carlow driver involved in the accident could not have avoided the collision.

Fatal accident blackspot ignored for NRA funding

An accident blackspot described as a disaster-in-waiting bore witness to another fatal collision on Tuesday evening as two more young lives were lost on Kilkenny’s roads.

Judge saves licence after three-car prang

A man who caused a three-car pile-up on the main road between Athlone and Ballinasloe whilst turning right across the traffic was fined €200 this week (October 6) but kept his licence after some judicial sympathy was shown.

 

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