70% Of Motorists Supportive Of New Drink Driving Proposals – AA Ireland

Almost 70% of motorists are supportive of the proposed changes to the Road Traffic (Fixed Penalty-Drink Driving) Bill 2017, according to an AA Motor Insurance survey. The survey, which was conducted in April 2017, found that 47.36% of the 3,000 participants were very supportive of Shane Ross’ proposals. Another 21% of respondents said that they […]

Operation Thor must be reinforced rather than made redundant – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to provide explicit assurances that Operation Thor, the Garda burglary prevention initiative, will be extended beyond this year. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister refused to commit to the continuance of the Operation despite its notable success in tackling the coordinated […]

61% Of Motorists Support “Black Box”Insurance Policies – AA

70% say driving data to be kept out of State’s hands, while 1 in 4 claim it belongs to insurers Motorists say Gardaí must get court order to access their data Motorists driven round the bend with soaring insurance costs say they would be open to installing “black box” style devices in their cars, new […]

Five new Gardaí finally assigned to Clonmel Station – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed confirmation that Clonmel Garda station is set to receive five newly attested gardaí. Deputy McGrath went on to describe the move as an initial step toward honouring a long standing commitment to reinforce the number of Gardaí in the Tipperary Division. “In February we were told that no new […]

Tipperary Division allocated 16 new Gardaí but 20 due to retire – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed confirmation from the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald that 16 newly attested members of An Garda Siochana have been assigned to the Tipperary Garda Division. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the information was released to him following a Parliamentary Question to the Minister concerning proposed allocations as well as […]

First no extra Gardaí; now no Court Probate Service for Tipperary – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has extended his unqualified support to the Tipperary Solicitors Bar Association (TSBA) after it raised serious concern about the continued downgrading of court services in the county. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the TSBA confirmed it had been informed by the Court Service of Ireland that the scheduled reopening of the […]

Last Two Governments Cut Garda Numbers and Services and Endangered Public Safety – Healy

There is no substitute for actual Gardaí patrolling from open, staffed garda stations in rural and urban areas! Both recent governments are responsible for cuts in garda numbers and services. This resulted in a reduction in over 2000 gardaí since and the closure of about 130 garda stations including several in Co. Tipperary. Five garda […]

Tipperary Gardaí abandoned in latest allocation announcement – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has launched a scathing attack on Tipperary’s outgoing government Minister’s for their utter failure to honour long standing commitments to reinforce the number of Gardaí in the Tipperary Division. Deputy McGrath was speaking after it was confirmed to him that no new recruits have been allocated to Co. Tipperary despite Wexford, […]

Stepping Stone to my career in the Gardai provided by Templemore College

Joining the Garda Reserve is a great experience for people who want to become involved in the community and for those want to pave a path for themselves in the Gardaí. Templemore is synonymous with the training of Gardaí and Templemore College of Further Education (formerly St. Sheelan’s) has been assisting those who are seeking […]

IFA Call for Greater Co-ordination Between Gardai and Community Groups in Fight Against Rural Crime

IFA President John Bryan has said today’s meeting with the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter was an important opportunity to raise the concerns of IFA members about rural crime.  He said Minister Shatter has agreed to set up a meeting between IFA and the Garda Commissioner to develop proposals aimed at tackling the problem.   […]