Posts Tagged ‘Garda’

Garda drugs unit reduced by 50%

The long-rumoured cut in the Waterford Garda Drugs unit has proven to be more than idle conjecture.
Waterford’s drugs unit has seen its staffing levels cut by 50 per cent over the last four years. During the same period, controlled drug offences in the Waterford Garda division fell by almost 44%, a clear indication of the catastrophic effect that cutbacks to policing services are having on local detection rates. Information released in a [...]

Home Instead and Gardaí team up for senior safety

From left: Sergeant Finbarr O'Sullivan, Danette Connolly and Ray Powe (Home Instead Senior Care) and Garda Bernard Dowling (Community Policing Unit). 		| Photo: John Power
Given the increase in crimes against older people by bogus callers, Cleaboy-based Home Instead Senior Care have teamed up with the Gardaí to sponsor the provision of 300,000 bogus caller check cards to help older people feel safe. Many people routinely employ door-to-door traders and repair people and unfortunately, some of these people carry out very [...]