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# crackdown - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Gardaí arrest six as part of major international investigation of fraud phonecalls
# Cybercrime
# Cybercrime

Gardaí arrest six as part of major international investigation of fraud phonecalls

Thu 7:51 AM 13,429 Views 0 Comments

The global investigation involved searches in Dublin, Louth and Meath.

# crackdown - Last month October 2022

'Cyber-flashing' to be tackled under new online safety legislation
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'Cyber-flashing' to be tackled under new online safety legislation

Oct 18th 2022, 11:03 PM 14,013 Views 6 Comments

Cyber-flashing is when someone sends an unsolicited sexual image to another device without their consent.

# crackdown - This year 2022

Iran's main reformist party urges end to mandatory dress code
# Headscarf Protests
# Headscarf Protests

Iran's main reformist party urges end to mandatory dress code

Updated Sep 24th 2022, 7:43 PM 21,979 Views 21 Comments

At least 35 people have been killed and hundreds wounded in the protests that erupted after Mahsa Amini’s death.

Gardaí vow to clean up Dublin city centre streets plagued by crack addiction
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Gardaí vow to clean up Dublin city centre streets plagued by crack addiction

Jun 2nd 2022, 12:05 AM 46,099 Views 76 Comments
  • Crack cocaine use has soared in Dublin, reports Garreth MacNamee.
  • Gardaí have vowed to place additional resources around the north inner city.
  • The amount of cases of people seeking treatment for problem crack cocaine use has risen by 400% in recent years.
Gardaí seize €1.34 million worth of heroin during Limerick searches
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Gardaí seize €1.34 million worth of heroin during Limerick searches

Apr 15th 2022, 3:30 PM 23,430 Views 18 Comments

Gardaí involved in the searches also found €12,500 in cash at a separate location.

'The pressure must increase': Ukrainian President urges EU to impose tougher sanctions on Russia
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'The pressure must increase': Ukrainian President urges EU to impose tougher sanctions on Russia

Updated Feb 25th 2022, 10:00 AM 28,998 Views 34 Comments

A new package of sanctions were announced by the EU, but Zelensky said it hasn’t gone far enough.

# crackdown - Last year 2021

Irish citizens advised to consider leaving Myanmar as protest death toll rises
# Coup
# Coup

Irish citizens advised to consider leaving Myanmar as protest death toll rises

Mar 28th 2021, 9:21 AM 13,217 Views 10 Comments

At least 90 people were killed by security forces yesterday.

Dozens dead in Myanmar protests as coup leader puts on show of force
# Min Aung Hlaing
# Min Aung Hlaing

Dozens dead in Myanmar protests as coup leader puts on show of force

Updated Mar 27th 2021, 3:08 PM 26,995 Views 41 Comments

The junta warned there could be further deaths if resistance continues.

PPS numbers stolen by criminals used to make fraudulent pandemic welfare claims
# Pup Fraud
# Pup Fraud

PPS numbers stolen by criminals used to make fraudulent pandemic welfare claims

Mar 11th 2021, 6:15 AM 27,645 Views 12 Comments

Over 20 gardaí are working to stop the fraud.

Hong Kong democracy activist seeks to be freed ahead of trial accused of colluding with foreign forces
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# Crackdown

Hong Kong democracy activist seeks to be freed ahead of trial accused of colluding with foreign forces

Feb 18th 2021, 7:59 AM 5,053 Views 1 Comment

Jimmy Lai is one of several activists facing long-jail terms over new laws prompted by the Hong Kong anti-government protests.

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Nigeria security forces fire on protesters as curfew imposed amid widespread demonstrations
# Lagos
# Lagos

Nigeria security forces fire on protesters as curfew imposed amid widespread demonstrations

Oct 21st 2020, 7:35 AM 16,566 Views 8 Comments

Defiant protesters at the scene had sung the national anthem and pledged to remain out on the streets despite the stay-at-home order.

Hundreds more detained in Belarus over protests against president
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Hundreds more detained in Belarus over protests against president

Sep 24th 2020, 3:05 PM 12,288 Views 11 Comments

Alexander Lukashenko was unexpectedly sworn in to his sixth term in office yesterday.

Police arrest more than 200 protesters in Hong Kong
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Police arrest more than 200 protesters in Hong Kong

May 11th 2020, 12:45 PM 10,268 Views 13 Comments

A pro-democracy movement has shown signs of reviving in recent weeks as the coronavirus threat eases.

No more loyalty points on alcohol: Raft of changes to drink laws to take effect in January 2021
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# Crackdown

No more loyalty points on alcohol: Raft of changes to drink laws to take effect in January 2021

Dec 30th 2019, 8:00 PM 59,582 Views 105 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said that alcohol should not be the subject of promotional activity.

Google to limit targeted political ads in bid to 'improve voters’ confidence'
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Google to limit targeted political ads in bid to 'improve voters’ confidence'

Nov 21st 2019, 9:15 AM 3,544 Views 10 Comments

The tech giant said the changes aim to improve voter confidence in digital political advertising and electoral processes.

Airbnb to verify all listings on platform by end of 2020 following US house party shooting
# Airbnb
# Airbnb

Airbnb to verify all listings on platform by end of 2020 following US house party shooting

Nov 7th 2019, 7:02 AM 11,107 Views 7 Comments

This comes after five people were killed in a Halloween party shooting at a rented Airbnb property in the US.

Airbnb vows to ban 'party houses' in wake of Halloween shooting at rented US property
# Airbnb
# Airbnb

Airbnb vows to ban 'party houses' in wake of Halloween shooting at rented US property

Nov 3rd 2019, 7:16 AM 20,739 Views 8 Comments

Five people were killed in a Halloween party shooting in the San Francisco suburb of Orinda.

CAB seizes cars, cash and drugs in Waterford raids
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CAB seizes cars, cash and drugs in Waterford raids

Oct 22nd 2019, 1:31 PM 13,770 Views 7 Comments

Gardaí the operation is a significant development in the ongoing investigation targeting assets derived from the proceeds of crime.

Gardaí question 38 people suspected of purchasing sexual services
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Gardaí question 38 people suspected of purchasing sexual services

Sep 27th 2019, 10:04 AM 45,189 Views 120 Comments

Gardaí conducted a number of targeted operations across the country last week.

New Central Bank rules to stop brokers accepting free golf trips and sports tickets from banks
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# Crackdown

New Central Bank rules to stop brokers accepting free golf trips and sports tickets from banks

Sep 25th 2019, 6:10 AM 10,518 Views 23 Comments

From March next year, brokers and financial adviser will also have to publish details of commissions they receive on their websites.

Gardaí seize €1m worth of heroin in joint operation with UK authorities
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Gardaí seize €1m worth of heroin in joint operation with UK authorities

Sep 1st 2019, 6:10 PM 19,388 Views 18 Comments

Three men were arrested after a number of searches in Dublin and Meath this morning.

Gardaí have prevented 64 gangland hits since the Regency Hotel shooting
# Gangland Crime
# Gangland Crime

Gardaí have prevented 64 gangland hits since the Regency Hotel shooting

Jul 29th 2019, 6:06 PM 11,909 Views 28 Comments

In the first six months of this year, there were 133 arrests in relation to organised crime.

China defends bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown as 'correct' policy days before 30th anniversary
# China
# China

China defends bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown as 'correct' policy days before 30th anniversary

Jun 2nd 2019, 10:26 AM 27,214 Views 41 Comments

Hundreds, or possibly more than 1,000, were killed, although the precise number of deaths remains unknown.

Spotlight on New Zealand gun laws after mosque shooting
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Spotlight on New Zealand gun laws after mosque shooting

Mar 18th 2019, 5:46 PM 10,757 Views 0 Comments

The owner of the company that sold weapons to Brenton Tarrant said it was a legal, “ordinary sale”.

Over 100 gardaí involved in drugs blitz as cocaine, cannabis and cash seized in searches
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Over 100 gardaí involved in drugs blitz as cocaine, cannabis and cash seized in searches

Nov 10th 2018, 11:15 AM 18,876 Views 20 Comments

Around €13,500 worth of suspected cocaine and cannabis herb and €8,000 in cash were seized.

Revenue seizes 24,000 litres of beer at Dublin Port
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Revenue seizes 24,000 litres of beer at Dublin Port

Sep 6th 2018, 7:57 PM 27,291 Views 30 Comments

The driver, a man in his 50s from the UK, was questioned about the smuggled alcohol.

Revenue collects over €1 million in extra taxes from casinos with unlicenced gaming machines
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Revenue collects over €1 million in extra taxes from casinos with unlicenced gaming machines

Aug 5th 2018, 6:15 AM 9,180 Views 13 Comments

Revenue last year launched a national compliance project targeting the gaming and amusement machine sector.

Assaults, muggings, sexual harassment: Is it time for Ireland's own transport police service?
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# Crackdown

Assaults, muggings, sexual harassment: Is it time for Ireland's own transport police service?

Jul 16th 2018, 6:10 AM 18,156 Views 21 Comments

The Transport Minister is seeking opinions from the heads of the transport providers on the current measures in place to deal with crime on the network.

'I can't say Dublin's safe for cyclists': Ministers want crackdown on drivers parking in cycle lanes
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# Enforcement

'I can't say Dublin's safe for cyclists': Ministers want crackdown on drivers parking in cycle lanes

Jun 25th 2018, 5:12 PM 13,299 Views 115 Comments

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said current regulation around cycle lanes was “light touch”.

Austria to expel 'several' foreign-funded imams and shut seven mosques, Chancellor says
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Austria to expel 'several' foreign-funded imams and shut seven mosques, Chancellor says

Jun 8th 2018, 8:26 AM 17,566 Views 123 Comments

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said “political Islam and radicalisation have no place” in Austria.

Women's rights activists arrested ahead of Saudi driving ban lift
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Women's rights activists arrested ahead of Saudi driving ban lift

May 19th 2018, 3:37 PM 15,425 Views 52 Comments

They were detained for “attempting to undermine the security and stability of the kingdom”.

'This is how we catch them': Inside the garda unit cracking down on burglars in Limerick
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'This is how we catch them': Inside the garda unit cracking down on burglars in Limerick

Apr 15th 2018, 12:05 AM 37,316 Views 0 Comments

There have been 11 arrests in less than a week.

'Prolific thieves' among six arrested by gardaí in blitz on Limerick burglary gangs
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'Prolific thieves' among six arrested by gardaí in blitz on Limerick burglary gangs

Apr 5th 2018, 11:45 AM 31,030 Views 0 Comments

Two men are due in court today.

Malaysian government proposes 10 year jail term for 'fake news'
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Malaysian government proposes 10 year jail term for 'fake news'

Mar 26th 2018, 9:55 PM 8,186 Views 23 Comments

The law, if passed, would include foreign media.

Florida passes bill to restrict guns and arm some teachers
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Florida passes bill to restrict guns and arm some teachers

Mar 8th 2018, 7:08 AM 12,012 Views 35 Comments

Last month’s mass shooting at a Florida school took 17 lives.

Gardaí announce sharp drop in burglaries nationwide after targeting repeat offenders
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Gardaí announce sharp drop in burglaries nationwide after targeting repeat offenders

Jan 11th 2018, 8:57 AM 11,151 Views 55 Comments

Gardaí said the number of thefts had been steadily rising.

Central Bank urged to 'flex its muscle' with banks over slow progress in tracker mortgage scandal
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Central Bank urged to 'flex its muscle' with banks over slow progress in tracker mortgage scandal

Oct 8th 2017, 4:00 PM 9,025 Views 22 Comments

Many customers will have to wait until well into 2018 to get their money back and receive compensation.

Catalan government says 465 injured in clashes with Spanish police
# Banned Ballot
# Banned Ballot

Catalan government says 465 injured in clashes with Spanish police

Oct 1st 2017, 5:11 PM 45,169 Views 179 Comments

Spain’s central government is staunchly against the region’s independence vote, which has been ruled unconstitutional by the courts.

Motorists caught speeding at 170 kph and learner driver tests positive for cocaine and cannabis
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Motorists caught speeding at 170 kph and learner driver tests positive for cocaine and cannabis

Oct 1st 2017, 3:10 PM 34,756 Views 68 Comments

Gardaí also found vehicles with no insurance or tax and in one instance – the NCT was expired by seven years.

Revenue seizes 230,000 cigarettes and 160 kilos of tobacco in Dublin
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Revenue seizes 230,000 cigarettes and 160 kilos of tobacco in Dublin

Aug 3rd 2017, 3:09 PM 19,836 Views 36 Comments

A large quantity of cash was also detained.

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