"Don’t get caught in the headlights"!
Daylight hours are still in short supply, so we all need to be conscious of being visible on the roads - this includes drivers.
Defective/non-working lights are liable to a penalty of €60.
Save yourself the cost by doing a simple check before using your car.
A check by a Garda could see you caught in the headlights, and down €60!
Pictures of cars that are liable to a penalty of €60 ...
Be Winter Ready!
Please make sure you are prepared for any trips in inclement weather, and bear in mind weather patterns may be localised. Plan ahead and drive safely. Useful sites include:
A short video is available on YouTube, thanks to CoCo Productions/Crimecall: YouTube video
Also, keep an eye on your local authority's website for updates and advice.
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Snow and Flood advice available here (right click and save as) -
Advice during snow and icy conditions
Flood Advice pdf
Munster V Sale Sharks on the 25/1/15 at Thomand Park
The Garda advice to all patrons attending this event on is to arrive early, avail of street parking in the City Centre areas. Patrons can either walk out to the Stadium – 15/20 minute walk or avail of the Shuttle Bus Service departing from the Bus Eireann Bus Stop, Lower Henry Street to the stadium or a PSV vehicle.
Patrons availing of this advice are likely to avoid delays in travelling home after match.
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Administrative Filter in respect of Garda Vetting Unit Disclosures
The Garda Central Vetting Unit has surpassed 320,000 applications processed for the year 2014. The turnaround time for applications is running at a maximum of 4 weeks from receipt of the application in the Garda Central Vetting Unit and this turnaround time may be reduced depending on the results of our analysis. Work is continuing at present to provide an online EVetting system in 2015 which will help reduce turnaround times whilst also allowing an applicant to track the progress of their application at all stages of the process.
On March 31st 2014, the Minister for Justice and Equality implemented an administrative filter to be applied to all Garda Vetting applications. The administrative filter is a new procedure being applied by the Garda Central Vetting Unit to allow certain minor convictions over 7 years old to be removed from disclosures.
Number of Garda Vetting applications processed:
Week ending 16th January 2015: 5,800
Total Year to Date: 10,778
The administrative filter is available for your information here
The process for obtaining Garda Vetting is as set out in this link
Annual Raheny 5 Mile Road Race - 25/1/15
Between 3pm and 5pm on Sunday, the 25th January 2015 Raheny Shamrocks will host their Annual Raheny 5 Mile Road Race.
Motorists travelling to Howth / Baldoyle are asked to avoid the Clontarf Road and James Larkin Road at this time and to use the alternative routes - Malahide Road, Howth Road, Kilbarrack Road.
Further information and map ...
Road Deaths Rise for Second Consecutive Year
A Provisional Review of Road Crashes for 2014, published by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) on Wednesday, the 31st December, indicates that for the second consecutive year, deaths resulting from road traffic collisions have increased. A total of 196* people have lost their lives in 2014, compared to 190 in 2013, a 3% rise.
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Text Alert system continues to grow - 1 million texts sent to over 100,000 people
Over one million text messages alerting people to potential criminal activity in their local area have been sent under the Text Alert system, according to new figures from An Garda Síochána.
The figures also show that there are more than 100,000 people signed-up to the scheme from 550 groups in towns and villages across the country.
Assistant Commissioner Jack Nolan said: "We have found that as an immediate, cost effective method of engagement with the communities we serve, Text Alert is invaluable. It would appear from these levels of usage the public also feel it is a valuable way to help prevent and tackle crime”.
Full Press Release ...
Why not make ‘Crime Prevention’ one of your New Year Resolutions in 2015?"
'Crime Prevention’ is everyone’s business and involves taking some simple, but effective steps to prevent crimes such as Burglary taking place.
For example, burglars like easy opportunities, but the good news is that you can limit these opportunities by taking simple steps like locking doors and windows.
Click here for detailed ‘Crime Prevention’ Advice ...
Gardaí remind people to take safety precautions with their bikes
An Garda Síochána wish to remind the public that bicycle theft can occur, especially in urban areas.
You can take steps to minimise the risks.
Click through for a downloadable advice leaflet, and a video made by Dublin City Council
Click here for more information and advice
Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) on a communications procedure
Ireland signed and ratified the Protocol on 24th September 2014. Ratification of the Protocol by Ireland will have the effect of enabling the Committee to receive, consider and provide its views and recommendations in relation to alleged violations by Ireland of Convention rights as communicated by children or those acting on their behalf. In Ireland's case, the Protocol will be effective from 24th December 2014.
Further info and full text available here ...
Gardaí are seeking owners for property in their possession
Gardaí in Pearse Street, Ballymun and Anglesea Street and are seeking owners for the following property in their possession. The property is varied and includes bikes, cameras, purses, phones etc.
If you are the owner of any of this property, please use contact details as outlined with the photo of the property
Click here to see pictures of property in Pearse Street
Click here to see pictures of recovered items in Ballymun
Click here to see pictures of recovered items in Anglesea Street
Please click here to see BIKES in Garda possession
Please click here to see ALL OTHER property recovered
Guide to Cancellations of Fixed Charge Notice
Anyone receiving a Fixed Charge Notice (FCN) from An Garda Síochána can apply to have it cancelled. This guide explains the grounds on which such an application can be made and how to make the application.
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