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Templemore Garda College Trainees Take Part In Garda Checkpoint Duty

Twenty-four Trainee Gardaí, all currently based at the Garda Training College here in Templemore, Co. Tipperary, took part in the manning of a total of 43 Garda checkpoints in the Kilkenny/ Carlow Division, with each checkpoint targeting the movement of local criminal groups. Four vehicles were seized under aspects of the Road Traffic Acts.

The operation was led by experienced Gardaí from the Carlow/ Kilkenny Division, assisted by the Armed Support Unit.

As part of Operation Thor’s ‘Project Storm’; twenty-two people were arrested by Gardaí during this policing initiative, aimed at preventing crime, disrupting criminal activity and enhancing community engagement.  The arrests were made during a day-of-action in the Thomastown area today 24/10/2018.

Of the twenty-two arrested, thirteen people have been charged, 5 released with a file to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions and 1 person has appeared in Waterford District Court. A further 3 people were arrested in respect of outstanding warrants issued by the Court system.

A number of Fixed Charge Processing Notices (FCPNs) were also issued to drivers for a variety of breaches of the Road Traffic Act.

A number of community engagement activities took pace during the day, including road safety workshops at a local schools. The Garda Mounted Unit also visited a number of primary schools in the area.

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