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Gardaí warn alcohol will not be tolerated at Junior Cert disco

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ANYONE found under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the Junior Cert disco will be dealt with by Gardaí. That’s the message Clare’s Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Triona O’Rourke has issued ahead of the underage disco at the Queens Hotel in Ennis tomorrow night. The disco is confined to Junior Cert students and is…

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Don’t be that guy – use your brain, not your fists

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CLARE Gardaí are urging young men to use their brains rather than their fists as incidents of assault reach their highest since 2008. “We are urging young males to think of the consequences for themselves and others of being involved in assaults. Don’t be that guy, use your brain and not your fists,” said Clare Crime…

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Five gardai added to roads unit

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FIVE new Gardaí have been added to the Clare Roads Policiing Unit. Four Gardaí and one Sergeant will be added to the unit, having completed their induction training. Deputy Garda Commissioner John Twomey addressed the newly appointed members on completion of their Roads Policing induction course in Nenagh when he congratulated them on being selected…

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Gardaí warn against numerous scams after Clare people conned

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CLARE Gardaí are warning the public to take care with their financial information as a number of scams have been reported in the county. According to Clare’s Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Joe Downey, an elderly person in the Shannon area was duped into purchasing iTunes vouchers from a telephone caller after being convinced that their…

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Ask for Angela campaign to be rolled out across Co Clare

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LET’S face it, the dating world has changed. Gone are the days when you would shimmy over to someone in a dance hall and utter the most romantic phrase possible: “Are ya dancin’?” Our love lives now largely consist of swiping left or right on a dating app and hoping to get a “hey :)”…

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Garda “high visibility district wide day of action” today

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EXPECT to see extra Gardaí out and about today as it has been earmarked as a “high visibility district wide day of action”. Clare Gardaí are planning to place extra emphasis on a number of areas including warrant execution and intelligence gathering. They plan to carry out random firearm checks of licensed holders and put…

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Three hospitalised after M18 bus crash

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THREE people, including a child, were hospitalised after a crash on the M18 motorway last night. The incident happened at around 8pm last night on the M18, southbound between Clarecastle and Dromoland. It’s understood that a car suffered a tyre blowout, causing a bus that was travelling behind to crash into the back of the…

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Gardaí urging public to be aware of iTunes scam

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GARDAI are urging the public to be vigilant against an iTunes scam that is doing the rounds, after one of our northern neighbours was scammed out of more than two grand. A Galway victim lost €2,200 to the scam, while in counties Wicklow and Tipperary two individuals fell victim to the scam and purchased in…

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Gardaí seize €5,000 worth of cannabis

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GARDAÍ seized €5,000 worth of cannabis in Bunratty yesterday evening. Gardaí from the Clare Divisional Drug Unit based in Ennis stopped and searched a car shortly after 7pm. During the course of the search Gardaí discovered cannabis herb with an approximate street value of €5,000 (subject to analysis). The driver of the car a male (39…

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Clare elderly caught out by foreign phone scam

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ENNIS Gardaí have confirmed that a number of elderly Clare residents have been caught out by a phone scam. The scam involves a receiving a call from a foreign number, which stops ringing before the person has a chance to answer it. If the recipient rings the number back and they are kept on the…

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