NewsLocal NewsAdditional Gardaí needed in ArdnacrushaBy Staff Reporter – February 13, 2019 1073 Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Advertisement Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? TAGSLimerick City and Countylocal newsNews Twitter TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Linkedin Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSupermac’s to host FIFA 19 tournament at Ballysimon RoadNext articleLeona will lead women’s work walk-out Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Cllr Cathal CroweA public meeting has been organised with senior Gardaí to highlight local demands for additional resources to be deployed in the Ardnacrusha area.The meeting in the Tailrace Bar on Monday, February 18 at 7pm has been organised by local county councillor Cathal Crowe who has also written to Garda Commissioner Drew Harris calling for additional Gardaí to be assigned to Ardnacrusha Garda Station.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Stating that the Ardnacrusha Garda sub-district covers an area of 80 square kilometres, Cllr Crowe told the Limerick Post that “there are around 12,000 people living there and the local Garda Station covers two district court areas and two Garda divisions.”Ardnacrusha Garda Station was opened in 1925, and for many decades the locality had a far smaller population but had four Gardaí and a sergeant.“There are now only three Gardaí stationed there,” he explained.“These Gardaí are highly valued in the community but we want to see more on-the-ground policing. Therefore I am appealing to Commissioner Harris to assign at least two additional guards to the sub-district.”“Two guards are stationed in Ardnacrusha with the third recently retired and I understand that the process is already underway to replace him.”“Although in County Clare, the area is right on the doorstep of Limerick City. It has a high population base and is very urbanized in places.”“The rostering schedule means that for 40 per cent of the week there is no guard on duty. During this time, cover is provided from Mayorstone Garda station in Limerick City.However, in most cases, Mayorstone Gardaí do not get near the communities that fall within the Ardnacrusha Sub-District because of pressures in the city suburbs and staffing limitations.”“I recently met with Superintendent Derek Smart of Henry Street Garda Station, to outline my concerns for staff shortages in the district. Superintendent Smart and his senior colleagues have set up a specialized sex crimes unit which incorporates ten Garda personnel. However, he will not be able to free-up guards for deployment in Ardnacrusha Sub-District.”“Ardnacrusha needs at least two dedicated community guards and a full-time Garda presence for peace of mind and safety in the community,” Cllr Crowe declared.Other issues that will be discussed at Monday night’s meeting include neighbourhood watch schemes and home security.by Rebecca [email protected] Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print Limerick on Covid watch list WhatsApp Facebook
Southern Indiana – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has issued an Air Quality Action Day and is forecasting high ozone levels for today in the following areas:• Southeast Indiana – Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Scott and Washington• Southwest Indiana – Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and WarrickIDEM encourages everyone to help reduce ozone while remaining safe during the COVID-19 health crisis by making changes to daily habits. You can:• Walk, bike, or work from home when possible• Combine errands into one trip• Avoid refueling your vehicle or using gasoline-powered lawn equipment until after 7 p.m.• Turn off your engine when idling for more than 30 seconds (e.g., at a bank or restaurant drive-thru)• Conserve energy by turning off lights or setting the air conditioner to 75 degrees or aboveAir Quality Action Days are in effect from midnight to 11:59 p.m. on the specified date. Anyone sensitive to changes in air quality may be affected when ozone levels are high. Children, the elderly, and anyone with heart or lung conditions should reduce or avoid exertion and heavy work outdoors.IDEM examines weather patterns and current ozone readings to make daily air quality forecasts. To learn more about ozone or sign up for air quality forecasts, visit www.SmogWatch.IN.gov.Ground-level ozone is formed when sunlight and hot weather combine with vehicle exhaust, factory emissions, and gasoline vapors. Ozone in the upper atmosphere blocks ultraviolet radiation, but ozone near the ground is a lung irritant that can cause coughing and breathing difficulties.
Two persons are in critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) after the minibus they were travelling in slammed into a motorcycle before toppling on Regent Street, Georgetown on Saturday night.Part of the mangled minibusReports are the minibus, bearing registration plates BTT 7944, driven by an off-duty Policeman Timothy Andrews, toppled after he reportedly swerved to avoid hitting a motorcycle. However, Guyana Times understands that the minibus slammed into the motorcycle, struck a power pole, then toppled.Those injured are Ronald Maxwell, the conductor, 23, of Kitty, Georgetown; Manfro Jeffery, 23, of Trinidad and Tobago; and Trevor Phillips, 22 of North Sophia, Greater Georgetown. However, the other passengers and the motorcyclist are still to be identified.While details are still sketchy, this newspaper understands that the motorcyclist and a passenger are in critical condition at the GPHC.