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Garda Alert for missing man

Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 37-year-old Ross Minihan missing from Rathbane, Limerick City since December 17 last. Mr Minihan is a resident of Sixmilebridge. Ross, who was last seen in Rathbane, Limerick at approximately 10pm on December 15, is described as being 5’7″ in height, of medium build with short brown hair, beard and moustache. It is believed that Ross may have been wearing a black Newcastle United jacket with pink trim, brown corduroy trousers and brown shoes when last seen. Gardaí are concerned for Ross’ welfare and anyone with information is asked to contact Roxboro Road Garda Station on 061 214340, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any garda sta

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Decrease in road deaths

A provisional review of road fatalities for 2015 shows that as of December 22 there have been 154 deaths, following 148 fatal collisions on Irish roads. This represents 37 fewer deaths (-19%) and 29 fewer fatal crashes compared to the same period in 2014. Commenting on the provisional review, published by the Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochána, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, said,“While every death is one too many, the progress we are making in reducing the number of fatalities on our roads is encouraging. It is estimated, however, that a further eight people may die over the Christmas period, further highlighting the fact that the opportunity is there for each and every one of us to prevent this from happening by making good choices whether we are out walking, cycling, biking or driving. “But not only can we save more lives we also have the possibility of making 2015 the safest year on our …

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Garda Alert: Ennis man missing

Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 20-year-old Ennis man, Michael Bugler, missing from Galway city since Friday last. Michael was last seen in the Quay Street area, Galway City on Friday night at approximately 1am. Michael is described as being 5’9″ in height, of thin build with short brown hair and blue eyes. When last seen Michael was wearing a grey coloured jumper and jeans. Gardaí are concerned for his welfare and are asking anyone with information to contact them at Galway Garda Station on 091 538000, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

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Warning to householders on burglaries

Following the publication today (Friday) of the Central Statistics Office (CSO) third Quarterly Household Survey, householders are being urged to remain on their guard in the run up to the Christmas period. In the 12 month period up to the end of September 2015, 28,407 burglary and related offences were recorded nationwide (CSO 2015). Of these burglaries 386 were recorded in the Clare Garda Division, an increase of 42 in the previous 12 month period (CSO 2015). Commenting on the number of burglaries, PhoneWatch managing director, Eoin Dunne said, “The annual statistics serve as an important reminder to us all about the importance of protecting our homes. The steady continuance in burglary and related offences is truly alarming and indicates that the level of burglary has not decreased as the economy improves. We are urging all householders to remain vigilant, especially in the run up to Christmas, which is peak season for opportunist burglars.” According to data released by PhoneWatch’s Alarm Receiving Centre, burglars …

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Shannon girl located

Gardaí in a brief statement, issued on Wednesday night, confirmed that Shannon teenager Carla O’Connor had been located safe and well in Limerick city. Prior to that, she had last been seen in the vicinity of the Crescent Shopping Centre in Dooradoyle on November 25.

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Garda Alert: missing girl

Gardaí in Shannon are renewing their appeal for the public’s help in tracing the whereabouts of 16-year-old Carla O’Connor. Carla was last seen the vicinity of the Crescent Shopping Centre in Dooradoyle, Limerick City at approximately 6.50pm on Wednesday, November 25 2015. Carla is 5’6″, with blue eyes, long black /red hair and has a slim build. When last seen she was wearing a navy tracksuit with a pink tracksuit top. Gardaí in Shannon are appealing for anyone who may have seen Carla or are in a position to help, to contact them on 061 365900, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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Minister Pat Breen

Breen backs Garda recruitment campaign

Clare men and women have been encouraged by local Fine Gael TD Pat Breen to apply for one of 600 new positions available with An Garda Síochána. The recruitment campaign is now underway and applications are being accepted until January 5. The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald formally announced on Friday the opening of a recruitment campaign for new members of An Garda Síochána next year. The 600 new gardaí, to be recruited next year, will bring to 1,150 the total number of new recruits since the reopening of Templemore in September 2014. “So far 295 new recruits have completed their training and are now are on the ground in communities nationwide as fully fledged members of An Garda Síochána. It is expected that successful candidates from the latest recruitment campaign will enter the Garda College from mid-2016. “Serving as a member of An Garda Síochána is a great privilege, but the position comes with great responsibility. I know …

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Garda statement on Paris terrorist attacks

Since the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday evening, which have claimed the lives of 129 people, An Garda Síochána have been in close contact with French and other close security partners to assess any implications for Ireland. In a statement issued today (Monday),  it was outlined there is a Garda Liaison Officer attached to the Irish Embassy in Paris who has direct contact with the French authorities. “Since these events, An Garda Síochána has conducted an intelligence assessment review and on Saturday the Commissioner briefed the National Security Committee and the Minister for Justice and Equality of our threat assessment. As indicated by the Minister for Justice & Equality yesterday, the threat level in this jurisdiction remains unchanged and the threat environment in this jurisdiction at the moment can be described as one where “an attack is possible but not likely”. Notwithstanding the current threat assessment, An Garda Síochána will keep under review the ongoing issues in France and elsewhere …

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