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Thousands to have penalties overturned after Gardai mistake

Thousands to have penalties overturned after Gardai mistake

by David Diskin   Thousands of irish drivers are to have their penalties overturned after An Garda Siochana admits a ‘huge discrepancy’ in their recorded breath test figures.   Between 2006 and 2016, over 147,000 offences were mistakenly met with a court summons as opposed to a fine.   Over 96% of those affected had

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Man arrested in Adventure World case

      by Patrick Kazimierczak A man has been arrested and questioned in a Dublin Garda station over an armed robbery at an adventure centre in Tallaght.   Two men entered the Tallaght adventure centre in Whitestown Business Park; they were driven there by a third person who waited in the car outside.  

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IRA figure in Spain may face extradition over abuse claims

  by David Diskin   A senior IRA figure has appeared in court in Spain following an extradition request by Irish authorities over allegations of child abuse.   The Belfast man, who is in his 60s, was arrested in Alicante yesterday facing four charges in connection to historic child abuse allegations.   Two detectives travelled

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Man arrested in Dublin for pointing gun at Garda

image:http://r-ec.bstatic.com/images/hotel/840×460/305/30561812.jpg   by David Diskin   A man has been arrested following reports that ‘he pointed a gun’ at a Garda.   The incident occurred on Francis Street yesterday afternoon during a routine traffic stop, in which the driver of a van that had been pulled over aimed a gun on a member of the

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Adams rejects new claims over Stack killing

by David Diskin   While appearing on RTE’s Morning Ireland earlier today, Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams rejected claims regarding his responsibility to help in the investigation of the shooting of Brian Stack.   Stack, then chief prison officer at Portlaoise Prison, was shot by IRA members in 1983. He died of his injuries 18

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Ex Garda denies “Fixing things up” for witness

by Oisin O’Mahony A recorded phone conversation presented to the high court between a Garda detective and a key witness in the Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder investigation has suggested that the two had a very close relationship. Tom Creed from the Supreme Court, put the question to retired detective Jim Fitzgerald of whether the evidence showed

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4.9 Million euro worth of drugs seized in Clondalkin

by Sarah Rowntree Heroin and cocaine with an estimated 4.9 million euro was seized from an industrial estate in Clondalkin on Tuesday. The Clondalkin Detective and Drugs Units carried out a planned search on Bluebell Industrial Estate. They are believed to have found 32.5 kilos of suspected heroin and a half a kilo of cocaine. To

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