Tuesday, 31 March 2015

News at a Glance 1

Alarm wires cut in Ballinagare pub

Gardaí in Castlerea are investigation a break-in which occurred at a pub in Ballinagare on Tuesday night last.

Alarm wires at Scott’s pub in Ballinagare were cut and three people entered the premises between 3 pm and 3.30 am. However, they were disturbed by the owner and were chased but they got away, making their escape in a dark-coloured car, possibly a Honda, and headed in the Dublin direction. Nothing was taken in the incident.

Theft from pharmacy

Goods worth €190 were stolen from Tully’s Pharmacy in Castlerea on Saturday night last.

Four suspects entered the pharmacy at approximately 6.40 pm on Saturday evening and spread out through the shop and stole a number of perfume and toiletry items, valued at €190. The suspect vehicle was identified.

Ballymoe quiz

A table quiz will take place in Cheerz Lounge, Ballymoe on Friday, August 27th at 9 pm. Entry is €40 per table of four. On September 4th/5th Eoghan Flynn will attempt to trek 100 km across the Mourne Mountains in under 36 hours. All proceeds will go to Oxfam Ireland who provide opportunities for children to go to school and for families to earn a livelihood in Eastern Africa. Please support.

Feighan commends Gardaí on drug seizures

Fine Gael Community, Equality & Gaeltacht Affairs Spokesperson, Frank

Feighan TD, this week praised the Garda operation which led to the seizure of €1.75 million worth of cannabis and three arrests.

Deputy Feighan added that resources must be targeted at putting the drug gangs who profit from trafficking and selling these illegal drugs out of business. “It is clear from the street value of this cannabis just how lucrative the drugs business is for these criminal gangs. Targeted operations by the Gardaí have proved successful and they are to be commended for stopping these drugs before they hit the streets.

“It is vital that the Gardaí are properly resourced to crush the gangs who sell illegal drugs to fund their violent criminal empires.”