Drop in Garda numbers prompting bad behaviour

first_imgFacebook Priority is to have a decent society with decent public services Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State A DROP in the number of Gardaí on the beat in communities is directly responsible for a rise in anti-social behaviour, according to Limerick City Fianna Fáil candidate, Cllr. James Collins.He was speaking after being contacted by city centre residents and members of the local business community, who are worried about rising levels of anti-social behaviour.“The fact is, since 2010, there has been a 53 per cent cut in the number of Community Gardaí operating in the city’s Garda stations. We used to have 80 Community Gardaí operating out of four stations in the city. Successive Fine Gael Justice Ministers have allowed the number of Community Gardaí in the city drop significantly.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “At the end of 2017, just 28 were based out of three stations. “It is no coincidence that there has been a rise in anti-social behaviour. If these specialist Gardaí aren’t working with at-risk young people, more of them will start engaging in anti-social behaviour,” he concluded.More about crime and court here. Twitter Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector Limerick City Council accept proposal for County Limerick dog park on 6 month trial basis WhatsApp NewsCrime & CourtDrop in Garda numbers prompting bad behaviourBy Bernie English – April 26, 2018 1379 Emailcenter_img Previous articleChamber function addressed by top entrepreneurNext articleSeoda Chamber Choir to perform at Shannon Rowing Club Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSbusiness communityFianna FáilGardaíJames Collinsstations Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Print Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal Advertisement Linkedinlast_img read more

Oxford’s World Book Capital bid

first_imgOxford has launched its bid to become UNESCO World Book Capital for 2014. The bid was launched in the Convocation House in the Bodleian library. The event was attended by local authors such as Philip Pullman and Colin Dexter, as well as local government officials, publishers and book enthusiasts. The bid is being co-ordinated by Oxford Inspires, the Cultural Development Agency for Oxfordshire. Oxford Inspires are launching the bid on behalf of a committee representing various parties, such as the University of Oxford, the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University Press, Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford Brookes, Blackwell’s, Oxford Literary Festival and the Story Museum.A series of public and private consultations are planned over the next few months to gather support for the bid. The first of these events took place over the weekend in Bonn Square, where local artist Diana Bell showed her two-metre-high Big Book installation. UNESCO has nominated a World Book Capital City every year since 2001. The prestigious title is awarded in recognition of the best year-long programme proposed by a city to promote books and foster reading. Previous winners have included Madrid, New Delhi, Turin and Montreal.last_img read more