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An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority urge motorists to slow down this Easter Bank Holiday weekend

Over the Easter period each Garda Division will carry out a series of targeted, high visibility checkpoints focussing on speeding and roads policing enforcement. These will incorporate both Divisional and District personnel, including Traffic Corps members. This high visibility enforcement activity aims to modify driver behaviour, identify breaches of all road traffic legislation and make the roads safer for all. The GoSafe network of safety cameras will also be deployed.
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Easter Racing Festival at Fairyhouse on the 20 and 21/4/14

It is expected that traffic will be particularly heavy coming from the M3 direction to Fairyhouse and from the Ratoath to Dublin direction from midday to approximately 8pm both days as large crowds are expected to attend (up to 20,000 per day). 

On Sunday, first race is at 2.40 pm and last race at 5.40pm. On Monday, first race at 2.40pm, Grand National at 5pm and last race at 6.35 pm.

Motorists wishing to avoid the area may seek to use the N2 via Ashbourne to Dublin route instead.


Unsecured loads pose a safety risk to all road users

Please see leaflet below which provides basic information on securing loads on or in vehicles driven on the road.
In this context, the term ‘load’ means any objects, tools, equipment, goods or cargo. The information is aimed at anyone who transports loads in any type of vehicle for work purposes.

The leaflet is available here

Click through for further details.

Casualty Reduction Campaign April/May 2014

Nearly 2 out of every 5 road fatalities in Dublin is a pedestrian (45 out of 121) · Pedestrians are the single biggest road user group to die on Dublin roads.

An Garda Síochána and partner stakeholders are aiming to target pedestrian road safety awareness.

Click through for further details.
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Commissioner O'Sullivan's Speech Reserve Graduation, Garda College, Templemore on the 4/4/14

"Recent issues surrounding An Garda Síochána have meant that the organisation has not had too much to celebrate recently and we are undoubtedly facing many further difficult days.  But today is a day worth remembering because it affirms that people across this country from all walks of life and backgrounds and nationalities are prepared to give of their time to help their communities by serving with An Garda Síochána with pride and commitment".
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Being ‘Streetwise’ in 2014

Remember to keep safe.  It is also important to be aware that knives are dangerous, people get hurt and lives and communities can be ruined.

Our Crime Prevention Leaflet on being ‘Streetwise’ is available here http://tinyurl.com/kqtqxhz 


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Advice on Safely using ATMs.

An Garda Siochana are offering advice to the general public in relation to safely using ATMs.

The key message is: Be aware of card skimming and protect your PIN.

 


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Booklet

Fraud advice to persons buying cars

Please click the link for a booklet providing advice on buying a used car - it is recommended to right click and save as:


Booklet
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15/04/2014 Gardai in Ballymun are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Gateway Avenue, Ballymun, Dublin 11 at approximately 8.45am this morning.
15/04/2014 As part of an operation targeting the sale and supply of heroin, cannabis and other drugs in Galway City Gardai have made a number of arrests this morning.
15/04/2014 Gardai in Ballymun investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Gateway Avenue, Ballymun this morning will hold a Press Briefing at 3.30pm this afternoon at Ballymun Garda Station.