August Bank Holiday 2014 - Focus on driver fatigue
Research has revealed that since 2009, 42 people have been killed or seriously injured over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Last year, five people were killed and six were seriously injured.
As the bank holiday approaches, An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) are calling on drivers to be extra cautious on the roads and in particular, to recognise the symptoms of driver fatigue and to take appropriate action.
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Increase in penalty points for speeding, mobile phone activity and disregard for seat belts
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, today (Wednesday) announced a number of increases in penalty point offences to take effect from 1st August 2014. These changes are being made under the Road Traffic Act 2014.
Ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend Minister Donohoe said: ‘I am calling on all road users to exercise greater care and caution on the roads. These new measures will put road safety at the top of people’s minds and, I hope, bring about a greater culture of compliance with our life saving rules of the roads. It must be remembered that the penalty points system is a preventative road safety measure. If you don’t want to get points on your licence or a fine, then don’t speed, don’t use your mobile phone while driving and always wear your seatbelt, ensuring others in the car, particularly children are wearing theirs too.’
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Missing Person - Deirdre Jacob
Deirdre Jacob was 18 year old when she went missing shortly after 3pm on 28th July 1998. She was last seen walking towards home on the Barrettstown Road, Roseberry, Newbridge, Co Kildare.
At the time she went missing she was carrying a black canvas bag with the words "CAT" printed in yellow on it. She had walked to Newbridge from her home in Roseberry and called to the Post office, AIB bank and her grandmother before setting off back towards home again.
Gardaí immediately commenced an investigation into her disappearance and extensive searches were carried out. The investigation into her disappearance remains ongoing.
The Serious Crime Review Team, National Bureau of Criminal Investigation has initiated a case review into disappearance of Deirdre Jacob. Anyone who has information to offer should contact the Serious Crime Review Team (01-6663444), Newbridge Garda Station (045-440180) the Garda Confidential line(1800 666 111).
Update - Do you own this any of this jewellery recovered by the Gardaí?
The Gardai wish to thank the public for their assistance in trying to locate owners for the jewelley.
All the property has been identified except for the pieces in the picture on the left.
If you think you this jewellery please contact the Organised Crime Unit during office hours, Monday to Friday on 01 666 3434.
Witness Appeal - Murder of Patryk Krupa in Athlone, Westmeath on the 20/6/14 - Also available in Polish
Gardaí at Athlone are seeking the assistance of the public in relation to the murder of Patryk Krupa which occurred in Athlone on Friday, the 20th June 2014
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Gardaí also wish to express their gratitude to the public for their assistance in this investigation to date.
The investigation to date indicates that the deceased left Athlone Town in a black BMW 3 Series car, partial registration number ‘06 D’, on the evening of Friday the 20th June 2014 at approximately 6.30pm . It is believed that there were four other occupants in this car at this time.
Administrative Filter in respect of Garda Vetting Unit Disclosures
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.
The administrative filter is available for your information here
The process for obtaining Garda Vetting is as set out in thislink
All Ireland Football Championship Qualifiers on the 2 & 3/8/14 at Croke Park
On Saturday, the 2nd August and Sunday, the 3rd August 2014 the All Ireland Football Championship Qualifiers take place in Croke Park.
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As with all events at Croke Park, a Garda Cordon will be in effect on the streets that lead to Croke Park. Only accredited vehicles will be permitted to pass by this cordon. All vehicles will be checked for accreditation.
Annual Report for 2013 now Published.
During 2013 An Garda Síochána maintained its
focus on our core commitments – the prevention
and detection of crime, the maintenance of
national security, and our daily work to keep our
road network and communities safe. This was
achieved through the dedication, commitment and
good work of the men and women of An Garda
Síochána working with the communities they serve.
Annual Report Published. (English & Irish Versions)
Galway Races 2014
The Galway Race Festival takes place at Ballybrit Racecourse from Monday, the 28th July to Sunday, the 3rd August 2014.
THERE IS NO RIGHT TURN AT BRIARHILL JUNCTION (DUNNES STORES) AT PEAK TIMES.
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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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Appeal with regard to a number of recovered artworks that are believed to have been stolen.
Gardaí are hoping to reunite them with their owners. Images and details of each item are on the attached Press Release.
The overall value of the paintings is in excess of €100,000, with the six identified ones valued at approx €35,000.
The paintings include works by Robert Ballagh, William Ashford, Brian Ballord, and Graham Knuttell.
Images and details of each artwork are on Press Release...
Anyone who has information in regards to the providence of property/artworks to contact Pearse Street Gardaí at 666 9000, to arrange a viewing.
Dedicated to Excellence Award - Child protection Office Pearse Street
The Divisional Child Protection Office of An Garda Síochána at Pearse Street was presented a dedicated to excellence award by Mr. Martin Roper, Technical Director of EIQA.
This follows a rigorous evaluation by EIQA as part of the dedicated to excellence programme.
The Child Protection Office within the DMR South Central Division was established in August 2011.
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Gardaí in Anglesea Street are seeking owners for property in their possession
Gardaí in Anglesea Street 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 contact Anglesea Street Station on 021 4548572 to arrange to view the items between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
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
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Charity Motorcycle Event to Support "Teen-Line"
The “Annual Across Ireland” Motorcycle Run takes place on the 23rd and 24th of August 2014. This is a voluntary fundraising event involving motorcyclists travelling from Dublin to Limerick and back to Dublin. Fundraising this year is for the benefit of "Teen-Line", a young persons charity organisation dealing with suicide and related issues.
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