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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Clampdown

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Clarendon Steet remains Dublin's worst blackspot for illegal parking
Clamping rates in the capital rose by 10% last year.
All time
# Knife Crime
Garda knife task force turns attention to warring group of teenagers in Dublin's north inner city
Undercover officers continue to patrol the crime hotspots.
# restrictions
Government ‘accepts’ recommendations to clamp down on household visits
The National Public Health Emergency Team said people should continue to meet socially in other settings, but only with those from one other house.
# Clamped
Dublin City Council made almost €100,000 from impounding hundreds of cars this year
More than 800 cars were impounded by the council during the first nine months of the year.
# Clampdown
Facebook has started giving Irish users tips to spot fake news
Facebook says that improving news literacy is a priority.
# Clampdown
Unaccompanied learner drivers were involved in 35 fatal car crashes in past four years
While 9% of drivers on the road are learners, only 5.8% of fatal crashes involved learner drivers.
# Clampdown
'Under pressure' to attend meetings, Kelly says he borrowed bolt cutters from gym to remove clamp
The Northern policing spokesman has since paid the clamping fine.
# Gerry Kelly
Sinn Féin's Northern policing spokesman filmed removing clamp from car with bolt cutters
Gerry Kelly found his car clamped on a Belfast street on Friday morning.
# clamping down
Parking complaints: Driver refunded after claiming clampers took photo of wrong street sign
Another driver said that the wrong car was de-clamped after they paid the de-clamp fee.
# Clampdown
Cars seized on drivers seven times over drink driving limit and with no licence
Gardaí have seized cars of motorists caught drunk and with drugs in their system.
# Clampdown
Uber has lost its licence to operate in London after black cab protests
Uber said it will fight the decision in the courts.
# Clampdown
Roscommon GAA fans who were wrongly clamped at train station to receive full refund
Five cars were wrongly clamped over the weekend.
# Clampdown
New Bill seeks to limit Airbnb rentals to six weeks per year
Senator Kevin Humphrey says short term rental platforms should have to register their properties.
# gonna love it
Facebook launches fake news clampdown
The social network will use new measures to tackle spam, misinformation and deceptive content.
# Clampdown
Gardaí launch 'Operation Enable' to catch drivers using fake disabled parking permits
Drivers can face fines of up to €2,000 for parking in these bays.
# Clampdown
Seven drink drivers arrested in one district over 24 hours
The drivers were caught in the Kildare area in just one day.
# On Yer Bike
Dublin City Council hopes to have rickshaws banned this year
As things stand, gardaí can only treat the operators like they would any other cyclists.
# Clampdown
Revenge porn perpetrators to be jailed under new laws
Women’s Aid said in some cases ex-partners have advertised their partners on escort sites without their consent or knowledge.
# warning
'I'm late, I'm late': Gardaí catch car speeding at 121 kph in 50 kilometre zone
Officers are warning drivers to slow down.
Hikes in prices, menthols to be banned and plain packaging - cigarettes took a big hit this week
A range of measures across the world signal big changes to how tobacco is sold.
# Clampdown
UCC Rag Week pub hours are in the firing line from councillors
Cork City Council wants on-campus bars to open later during Rag and Freshers weeks.
# Clampdown
It just got a whole lot tougher for drug cheats to succeed in the UFC
‘The best anti-doping program in all of professional sports.’
# Clampdown
Poll: Do you support minimum prices for alcohol?
Is this the way to curb Ireland’s problem drinking?
# Clampdown
Selfie sticks may be everywhere but they're not welcome at White Hart Lane
Spurs fan won’t know what do with their new toys.
# Clampdown
Children getting dig-out from parents for mortgages or holidays could be taxed
A new Budget change tightened gift rules.
# Clampdown
During this week in 2013, thousands of people were caught drink-driving
Don’t take a chance.
# €€€
Dublin City Council trying to cut off phone numbers on 'cash for cars' ads
The council is liaising with gardaí on the issue of the illegal ads.
# Clampdown
Internet trolls in Britain could get two years in jail
That’s under new government proposals outlined today.
# Operation Atelier
Irish arrest made in child abuse photography crackdown by Europol
A total of 10 arrests were made across five countries.
# Cocaine
Man charged after gardaí seize €460,000 worth of drugs in Dublin raid
A quantity of cannabis and cocaine was found at the house in Ballyfermot.
# advance warning
Clampdown on rogue taxi drivers reportedly resulted in no arrests
The Department of Transport defended publicising the campaign before it took place.
# Clampdown
Apple takes a firm stance against apps that reward social sharing
A number of app developers have seen their apps rejected because they provided incentives for people to share their apps on Facebook, or watch videos advertising other apps.
# Dublin
Up to €100k worth of cannabis plants seized in city centre raid
A 32-year-old male was arrested at the scene
# Tullow
Two arrests and €115k of cannabis seized in Carlow raid
Two men, a 33-year-old and 37-year-old, were arrested at the scene.
# Drink Driving
One night in Dublin: 1,545 cars, 560 breath tests, 5 arrests
Gardaí set up checkpoints in Dublin last night to catch drink-drivers.
# Drug-Driving
New driving laws will include clampdown on 'drug driving'
Leo Varadkar says the forthcoming Road Traffic Bill will revise earlier laws to introduce ‘impairment testing’ for drivers.