As part of an intelligence led operation Gardai from the North Central Drug unit based at Store St, searched a house on The Strand, Donabate yesterday the 23rd May 2013. During the course of the search Gardai discovered approximately €700,000 of Cannabis herb(subject to analysis) and almost €1m of ecstasy (subject to analysis).
A male 36yrs was subsequently arrested and is being detained at Mountjoy Garda station under the provisions of section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 as amended.
2013 Connacht Championship: Sligo v London Sunday 26th May 2013 Ruislip:
1 Philip GreeneSt. Johns
2 Keelan CawleyCoolera/Strandhill
3 Johnny MartinSt. Marys
4 Ross DonovanEastern Harps
5 Charlie HarrisonSt. Johns
6 Adrian McIntyreTourlestrane
7 Brian CurranTubbercurry
8 Stephen GilmartinTubbercurry
9 Tony TaylorEastern Harps
10 Brendan EganTourlestrane
11 Pat HughesGeevagh
12 Shane McManusGeevagh
13 Mark BrehenySt. Marys
14 Adrian MarrenCurry
15 Frankie QuinnShamrock Gaels
Despite the big game on Sunday, the show goes on. These are the local GAA fixtures in Donegal this weekend.
Friday 24th May 2013
McGlynn’s Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 League: Termon v An Clochan Liath , Ref: TBC, Venue: Termon, 19:30, ; Read more
A busy week comes to an end for Finn Harps when they make the long trip to Wexford on Friday night to face the Youths at Ferrycarrig Park (kick-off 8.00pm) as they seek to keep hold of second spot in the Aitricity League First Division.
After beating Mervue United to jump above them to second on Friday night last, Harps then faced neighbours Derry City in the EA Sports League Cup at Finn Park on Monday night. However, despite making eight changes for the visit of Derry, Harps were to lose out in the cruellest of fashions going down 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. Read more
Irish MEP Sean Kelly has vowed to lobby strongly against a US Senate proposal which he warns would effectively “wipe out” the popular J1 visa.
The Fine Gael MEP was responding to a clause in the immigration reform bill currently going through the US Senate, calling for a €500 charge to be imposed on the popular J1 visa. The restriction would mean that Irish and European students would not be granted the visa unless a potential employer in the States agreed to pay the sponsorship fee.
Mr Kelly described the proposal as “unfair and unworkable” and pledged to raise the issue at the Transatlantic Legislators’ Dialogue, which takes place in Dublin at the end of May. The annual meeting of US and EU parliamentarians aims to improve the political discourse between legislators in both continents. Read more
Gardai have seized cannabis plants and made arrests following an operation this evening.
As part of a planned operation targeting the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Monaghan area Gardai from Carrickmacross supported by the Regional Support Unit carried out a search of a business unit on the outskirts of Castleblayney this evening.
1 Niall Morgan Éadan na dTorc
2 PJ Quinn Baile na Móna
3 Conor Clarke An Omaigh
4 Cathal McCarron An Droim Mór
5 Justin McMahon An Omaigh
6 Joe McMahon An Omaigh
7 Conor Gormley An Charraig Mór Read more
Greencastle v Eglish
Trillick v Ardboe
Derrylaughan v Coalisland
Augher v Donaghmore
Dromore v Errigal Ciaran
Cookstown v Carrickmore
Killyclogher v Moy
Clonoe v Omagh Read more
It has been announced that a further 38 extra staff are to be deployed to the Garda Vetting Unit, amid concerns raised recently by Senator Lorraine Higgins regarding lengthy delays for people requiring clearance for employment purposes.
“Minister Kathleen Lynch has informed me that extra staff are to be begin work later this month at the Garda Central Vetting Unit in Thurles, following training and re-deployment.
“Currently one superintendent, two sergeants and approximately 113 civilian personnel are assigned to the Garda central vetting unit. This civilian complement includes 23 staff recently transferred from Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, who are undergoing the required training. Read more
A Donegal man has been charged with the murders of four soldiers in the IRA’s Hyde Park bombing in London, 31 years ago.
John Anthony Downey, 61, was charged at Westminster Magistrates’ court with murdering Roy Bright, Dennis Daly, Simon Tipper and Geoffrey Young.
However, Donegal Sinn Fein say the arrest and charge was an act of bad faith by the British government. Read more