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Gardai appeal for extra caution on Clare roads

CLARE Gardaí are appealing to all motorists to exercise extra caution as more people return to work after lockdown, while many cyclists and pedestrians are also taking to the roads. The issue, which has been raised by a number of councillors across the county, has received increased attention since Phase Three of the roadmap to re-opening the economy and the lifting of restrictions on travel. Sergeant Tríona Brooks of Ennis Garda Station outlined a number of concerns being seen since large volumes of traffic returned to the roads.  “Travel restrictions within the country have been lifted and we can all see extra volumes of traffic on our roads,” she said. “We are urging drivers to slow down and drive at an appropriate speed, ensure that everyone in your vehicle is wearing their safety belt, make sure that all children are in a suitable safety seat and never ever drive after consuming alcohol or drugs.” “Drivers should pay attention to the …

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Clare gardai in operation targeting organised criminality

Gardai from the Clare Garda Division are involved in a major search operation across counties Limerick, Clare and Tipperary targeting organised criminality in Limerick City and its environs. Currently nine people are in custody in relation to this operation. As part of Operation Coronation, in excess of 170 members of gardaí from Limerick, Clare and Tipperary Divisions supported by the Criminal Assets Bureau, Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Emergency Response Unit, the Armed Response Unit and Regional Dog Unit commenced a search operation at over 60 premises this morning at 6am. The operation is also supported by three teams of  Irish Army Search Engineers, the Army EOD team and the Army Helicopter. Operation Coronation is targeting organised extended criminality, drug trafficking and the financial returns achieved from this type of activity through money laundering. This operation is being co-ordinated by Limerick Gardaí to address the accumulation of wealth by those engaged in serious …

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Farm dangers warning by Clare Gardai

CLARE Gardaí have warned that farms can be a dangerous, and even lethal, place for children, urging people never to leave their child alone in a farmyard. Crime Prevention Officer Triona Brooks says, “Now that schools are over and the weather is good kids are out and about on farms but farms are a workplace and unfortunately children are killed every year on farms.” She adds, “Never allow a child onto a farmyard unless they are closely supervised by an adult. It’s not possible to safely look after your child and work on the farm at the same time. Dangers on farms include falls, drowning, farm machinery, chemical and poison and farm animals.” Those who live on a farm are being advised to keep children out of work areas and have a fenced off safe play area in view of your home. “Have easy to read danger signs and tell children what they mean. Lock unattended vehicles and leave vehicles …

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Gardai make suspected cocaine seizure in Ennis

Gardaí seized €2,000 of suspected cocaine in Ennis on Thursday. Shortly before 12 midday, Gardaí from the Clare Divisional Drugs Unit executed a search warrant at a house in Tobartaoscain area. During the course of the search, Gardaí discovered a metal tin that was held underneath a car with a magnet. The tin contained €2,000 of suspected cocaine and a small amount of tablets. The suspected drugs will now be sent for analysis. Gardaí also seized a weighing scales, a mobile phone and bags. No arrests have been made but Gardaí are following a definite line of enquiry.

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Gardaí Ramp Up Policing of Covid Travel Restrictions

GARDAÍ are appealing for continued public compliance with travel restrictions as part of Covid-19 public health guidelines. This week saw a ramped up presence of Gardaí on arterial routes across the country, including those into West and North Clare. Alongside permanent checkpoints which had been in place since Easter, Gardaí have increased the presence of rolling check-points as Operation Fanacht intensified between Tuesday last until the end of the May Bank Holiday. The operation will also see Gardaí conduct high visibility patrols at major tourist locations, parks and natural beauty spots. At any one time, there will be over 2,500 Gardaí involved in checkpoints or high visibility patrolling. Clare Crime Prevention Officer, Sergeant Tríona Brooks said people were once again being asked to say in their primary residence and not to travel to holiday homes. “If you are found to be travelling to a holiday home or secondary residence you will be turned back,” she said. “In particular, we would …

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Cocaine seizure in Kilkishen

A quantity of cocaine was recovered by gardaí during a search of a house in the Kilkishen area last Friday. Gardaí carried out a search under warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act in a house and during the course of this search the drug, with an approximate value of €2,300, was recovered. Gardai in Clare have also reported since Monday of last week seven incidents of possession and one of cultivation or manufacture of drugs were detected. A total of 33 searches were carried out from Monday, April 20 to Monday, April 27.  

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Gardai appeal to victims of domestic violence

A number of domestic violence incidents were reported to the gardaí in Clare early last month with Crime Prevention Officer, Sergeant Triona Books assuring victims that they gardai are them to help them. Sergeant Triona Brooks, who is based at Ennis Garda Station, said, “We want to encourage anybody with difficulties in relation to domestic violence to contact the gardaí – we are concerned that victims of any crime but especially domestic violence might be reluctant to contact gardaí as they may think that we are too busy to help them. “The Garda service in Clare has not been impacted by Covid 19 in fact, because of the restructuring of An Garda Síochána there are more gardaí than ever on our streets and in our communities around the county and we are ready to assist and protect all victims including victims of  domestic abuse.” Sergeant Brooks said that Operation Faoiseamh now uses the Garda Victims Services Office to make phone …

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Clare Gardaí continue Covid-19 checkpoints

CLARE Gardaí are continuing to use all available resources to mount high visibility patrols and checkpoints throughout the county to implement public health measures. As part of the Covid-19 Policing Plan, crime prevention officer, Sergeant Triona Brooks revealed these high visibility patrols are to provide re-assurance and advice to the public. Sergeant Brooks encouraged the public to adhere to the guidelines around staying home and when getting exercise do not go more than two kilometres from their dwelling while at all times maintain social distancing of two metres between the nearest person. “The vast majority of the public are continuing to comply with the guidelines and gardaí fully expect that to continue. Clare Gardaí want to thank those who are complying and ask them to continue this. “If necessary, Clare Gardaí will intervene where venues and outlets are not in compliance or where groups of people are not adhering to recommended measures. “Our priority at all times is to keep …

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