Volunteers Thanked For Efforts During Storm Emma

“The joint heads of the three voluntary First Aid organisations, Irish Red Cross, Order of Malta and St John Ambulance, operating collaboratively as the Joint Voluntaries Coordinating Committee, would like to publicly thank their volunteers for their outstanding work during the recent exceptional weather conditions. Leaving the safety and comfort of their homes, the volunteers, along with members of the Civil Defence, and in […]

IFA Launches Winter Rural Security Campaign

IFA President Joe Healy is urging farmers and rural communities to be proactive when it comes to home and farm security this winter. The IFA has launched a new Winter Security campaign, in conjunction with An Garda Siochana, offering practical advice to address the crime concerns of farm families, as well as tips on how […]

Electronic Tagging Of Offenders Allowed Since 2007 But Never Brought Into Force – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald to clarify why it has taken 10 years to enforce a provision of the Criminal Justice Act that sanctions the use of electronic tagging. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister replied to his Parliamentary Question regarding the […]

Increased Enforcement Of Scrap Metal Laws Required To Deter Thefts – IFA

IFA Environment and Rural Affairs Chairman Thomas Cooney has called on local authorities and An Garda Síochána to increase enforcement activity to ensure that metal thefts across rural Ireland do not increase further.   Speaking after a meeting of the National Metal Theft Forum he said, “IFA successfully lobbied for the introduction of new track […]

Security Stepped Up For Templemore College Open Day!

Oh what a safe and secure place it was on Open Day!  Templemore College of Further Education (formerly St. Sheelan’s College) hosted their Open Day and Evening on Wednesday 19th March last. The College was a hive of activity all day and evening as prospective students visited and toured the college.   In particular the […]