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Government approve proposal to expand Garda Liaison Officer Network.

Minister McEntee welcomes Government approval of proposal to expand Garda Liaison Officer Network.

Minister for Justice Mrs Helen McEntee TD has received Government approval for the expansion of the Garda Liaison Officer Network.
Following a request from Garda Commissioner Mr Drew Harris to the Minister, this expansion will involve:

  • Creation of two new posts for Garda Liaison Officers, one in Abu Dhabi, with responsibility for the Middle East region, and the second in Bangkok, with responsibility for the South-East Asia/Australasia region.
  • Assignment of an assistant liaison officer to Washington who will support the operation of the current Garda Liaison Officer (GLO) post in the North American Region.
  • Temporary assignment of two Garda members to assist the French National Police and Gendarmerie during July and August 2022.

Minister McEntee said, “We have seen the importance of international law enforcement coalitions in recent months as, through collaboration and cooperation with their partners, An Garda Síochána have enjoyed success in pursuing Irish criminals abroad, such as the Kinahan Organised Crime Group.
Some criminals may think that they can evade justice by leaving Ireland but these law enforcement coalitions demonstrate that they cannot.
And given the increasingly transnational nature of organised crime and terrorism, the Garda Liaison Officer Network plays an important role in realising An Garda Síochána’s commitment to tackle these twin issues.
They engage with local and regional law enforcement agencies regarding the activities and movement of Irish nationals or people linked to Ireland who An Garda Síochána, and potentially their colleague police services, have an interest in.
The new GLOs will be crucial in assisting An Garda Síochána in pursuing criminals who spread misery here in Ireland, as well as abroad”.

GLO positions are currently situated in Madrid, Paris, London, The Hague, Washington DC and Bogota.

Garda members at the rank of Sergeant, Inspector and Superintendent have been assigned to these positions, which are based in the Irish embassies as part of the Irish diplomatic mission in those countries.

Minister McEntee continued, “This is the second expansion of the Network in the past two years following the creation of the Washington and Bogota posts in 2020. These expansions follow a review of the Network which recommended the creation of five new regional GLO posts.
These new positions will be important for enhancing the security of the state and strengthening An Garda Síochána’s relationships with police services overseas.
The deployment of Garda Liaison Officers to date has proven to be an effective and practical form of interagency cooperation between police services and has supported the exchange of information and the coordination of operations across borders.
This expansion will see the Network break new ground by expanding into the Middle-East and South-East Asia/Australasia while also supplementing the existing operations in North America and Europe”.

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This Weekend – Free Music Festival, Takes To Liberty Square, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Ireland’s Biggest Tribute Band Festival.

Saturday July 9th & Sunday July 10th, 2022.
Liberty Square, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

On Saturday next, July 9th, beginning at 3.00pm, the first of four live bands will take to the stage on Liberty Square, Thurles, for the ‘Liberty Music Festival’.

Lovers of Rock Band U2 will make sure that they are present for Ireland’s U2 No. 1 Tribute Act, “Zooropa”, who will be taking to the stage, sharp at 4:30pm until 6:30pm, as part of the festival programme, during this Free, two day Thurles Outdoor Music Event.


Also, included in the programme for Saturday, July 9th,
beginning at 3:00pm, are Tribute Bands

Shania Twain,
Abba,

&
Bon Jovi
.

So do come along and enjoy this
Free Outdoor Two Day Music Event.

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Death Of Joseph Lysaght, Formerly Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with a great sadness that we learned of the death, on Saturday last, 2nd July 2022, of Mr Joseph Lysaght, Oak Park, Ballyvolane, Co. Cork; Fermoy, Co. Cork and Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Pre-deceased by his parents Joe and Mary and his brother Jim; Mr Lysaght passed away unexpectedly at his place of residence.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his brothers Bill and Tommy, sister-in-law Joan, nephews Jody and Stephen, extended relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The earthly remains of Mr Lysaght will repose at his residence at Oak Park, Ballyvolane, Cork on tomorrow Wednesday, July 6th 2022, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
His body will be received into St. Joseph’s Church, Old Youghal Road, Mayfield, Co Cork, on Thursday afternoon, July 7th, at 1:45pm to further repose for Requiem Mass at 2:00pm, followed by interment in Kilcrumper New Cemetery, Fermoy, Co. Cork.

[NB: Due to C-19 virus fears; those attending will continue to observe strict adherence to social distancing, face covering, with no hand shaking.]

The extended Lysaght family wish to express their appreciation for your understanding at this difficult time and have made arrangements for those wishing to send messages of condolence, to use the link shown HERE.

Note Please: Family flowers please, Donations in lieu if desired to the Cork Simon Community.


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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Death Of Mairéad Ryan, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with a great sadness that we learned of the death today, Tuesday 5th July 2022, of Mrs Mairéad Ryan (née De Veale), Ballybeg, Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Pre-deceased by her daughter Nóirín and her beloved husband Pat; Mrs Ryan passed away peacefully at her place of residence, while in the loving care of her family.

The passing of Mrs Ryan is most lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her children; Tomás, Reidín (Corcoran), Máire, Síle, Neans (O’Donnell), Gearóid, Eibhlín (O’Brien) and Bernadette (Holland), her seventeen cherished grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, sons-in-law Barry, Brian, Kevin, Tony and Séamus, daughters-in-law Claire and Miriam, sisters-in-law Helen and Margaret, brothers-in-law Donal and Michael, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended relatives, neighbours and friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The earthly remains of Mrs Ryan will repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on Wednesday evening, July 6th, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
Her body will be received into the Church of St. Kevin, Littleton, Thurles, on Thursday morning, July 7th, at 11:00am, to further repose for Requiem Mass at 11:30am.
Interment will follow immediately afterwards in the adjoining graveyard.

For the many persons who would have liked to have attended the funeral service for Mrs Ryan, but due to distance or ill health are unable to do so; same can be viewed online HERE.

[NB: Due to C-19 virus fears; those attending will continue to observe strict adherence to social distancing, face covering, with no hand shaking.]

The extended Ryan family wish to express their appreciation for your understanding at this difficult time and have made arrangements for those wishing to send messages of condolence, to use the link shown HERE.


Suaimhneas síoraí dá h-anam dílis.

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Motorists Daily Receiving Fines On M7 Motorway In Tipperary.

On average some 47 motorists, each day, are receiving speeding fines on the M7 motorway, in an area where new average speed safety cameras have been recently installed.

Figures provided by An Garda Síochána indicate that a daily average of 47 motorists have been caught driving at average speeds in excess of 120km/h over the distance between Junction 26 [Nenagh West, North Co. Tipperary] and Junction 27 [Birdhill, North Co. Tipperary].

These figures indicate that regrettably the speed by motorists has increased significantly on this 15km-stretch of the M7 motorway, since the safety cameras were first introduced in late April of this year.

It should be noted that, motorists found driving at speeds in excess of 120km/h, between Junction 26 and Junction 27 on the M7 in Co. Tipperary are liable, as at the moment, for a fine of €80, combined with three penalty points on their licence.

The Road Safety Authority has confirmed it has decided to now fast-track a review of penalties for serious road traffic offences, in response to the major increase in road fatalities so far in the current year.
To date, sadly a total of 83 people have lost their lives on roads, here in the Republic of Ireland; an increase of 30 persons over the corresponding period of last year.

This review of penalties, by the Road Safety Authority, which will include the offences of speeding, mobile phone use, drink and drug driving and the non-wearing of seat belts, was initially due to be completed by the end of 2024, however the review is now being re-prioritised, to possibly be completed within the current year, together with new media public awareness publicity campaign.

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