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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

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Gardaí are cracking down on Ireland's most prolific burglars
Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan said gardaí plan to put as many of the crime gangs out of business as they possibly can.
€260,000 seized in crackdown on organised crime
Two cars and houses were searched as part of the investigation.
Frances Fitzgerald is getting tough on career criminals
75 per cent of burglaries are committed by 25 per cent of burglars.
Britain is planning to jail immigrants who are working illegally
Wages earned will also be taken off illegal workers.
Poll: Should illegal immigrants be jailed for working illegally?
Are custodial sentences a step too far?
If you cause trouble in Magaluf or Ibiza, you might get nicked by British police
British bobbies are about to start patrolling the Spanish resorts.
60 heroin dealers arrested in Dublin, Cork and Wexford
Gardaí said this major operation will mean heroin will be in short supply, particularly in Dublin in the next few weeks.
Five people a day arrested over burglaries in Dublin
Frances Fitzgerald said she’s determined to tackle rising burglary numbers across the country.
'Happy hours' a thing of the past under Leo's new sunbed rules
The Health Minister noted his “genetic tan” as he announced new measures today.
He saved lives during the Paris attacks - now he's been granted citizenship
Lassana Bathily, from Mali, told people to go into the freezer during the attack on the kosher supermarket.
As France rounds up 'defenders of terrorism', Amnesty worries about free speech
The human rights group has outlined a number of troubling cases.
Subway dancers mark the end of an era in Irish filmmaker's documentary
Performing on the subway is no longer allowed but these talented dancers say they’ll find other ways to show the world what they’re capable of.
24 people killed on roads this year were not wearing seatbelts
Plus, drug drive testing came in last night.
Israel warns of crackdown after 'hit-and-run terror attack' that killed baby
Police have flooded flashpoint neighbourhoods after yesterday’s attack.
Gardaí arrest nine in crackdown on Midlands heroin dealing
More arrests are expected as part of the operation.
Chinese regulators are cracking down on foreign companies, and they're not happy about it
Foreign companies are complaining that China is using regulatory measures to hamper them and promote local competitors instead.
Magaluf wants to change its image, bar where infamous video taken closed for a year
Roughly 85% of the visitors to the resort come from Britain and Ireland.
Burton's department launches programme to catch welfare fraudsters
In one instance, a man claiming jobseeker’s had €400,000 in his bank account and the minister said some €10 million has already been recovered as part of her department’s new system.
Gardaí to begin nationwide crackdown on drivers using mobile phones
The national mobile phone operation will take place over the next two days, beginning tomorrow.
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.
Six arrested in operation targeting Galway drug dealers
Gardaí said further arrests are expected in this operation that has been running since August last year.
Armed gardaí nab five men in nationwide burglary crackdown
Detective units had been alerted to two robberies in Leitrim, prompting a co-ordinated search of the area.
Japan expected to impose taxes and regulations on bitcoin this week
The country is expected to issue new guidelines on bitcoin this week which will prevent banks from opening accounts or serving as bitcoin exchanges
12 arrested and 8 shotguns seized in garda operation targeting burglary gang
Items such as jewellery, cash and electronic goods were seized in the operation spanning three counties.
195 people penalised (and this van seized) in two-day garda blitz
Almost 100 people were stopped and given fixed penalty points during each of two days of checkpoints by gardai.
EU Justice Chief calls for tougher sanctions for companies that break data protection laws
The new legislation would see companies being fined 2 per cent of their global annual turnover for breaching data protection legislation.
Over 3,000 horses seized over welfare concerns last year
At least 500 more horses had to be rescued in 2013 compared to 2012 figures.
Ukraine suspends mayor after brutal police crackdown on protesters
The suspended officials are being investigated over allegations they pressured Kiev’s police chief to use violence against the protesters.
Gardaí to assist Dublin City Council in 2014 "blitz" on illegal dumping
The council’s litter action group is to begin a fresh crackdown in 2014, calling to the homes of people suspected of illegal dumping.
Gardaí and Revenue given search powers to crack down on cigarette smuggling
Under a provision of the Finance Bill published today, authorities will be allowed to search “any bag or receptacle” that they reasonably believe contains an illegally smuggled tobacco product.
Six arrested, guns and bomb parts seized in dissident crackdown
Four vehicles and a quantity of ammunition have also been uncovered by gardaí in searches carried out in Dublin and Wicklow.
'Friday of anger' in Egypt after bloody crackdown
The death toll from Wednesday’s violence has increased to 578 – the bloodiest day in the nation’s history.
'Enforcement team' could crack down on illegal rubbish in Dublin
The team would be part of the crackdown on illegal dumping in the city. Discussions are ongoing in Dublin City Council.
€1m worth of cannabis plants seized
Two men are being questioned on latest drugs find while an eighth man is being charged this morning as part of Operation Nitrogen crackdown.
Tell truth on doping or you're out, say Sky
In the coming weeks, all the team’s riders and management will be forced to sign a pledge, swearing that they have never doped.
Shatter: Criminal gangs can't expect protection of Gardaí
The Minister for Justice says the Gardaí can’t devote resources to protecting gangs who in turn are devoted to avoiding Gardaí.
Russian theatre shelves 'offensive' Jesus Christ Superstar
Prosecutors have launched a probe into whether the musical is offensive to devout Christians.
Madonna calls for Pussy Riot pardon
The singer said it would be a tragedy if the three women received a lengthy sentence for their anti-Vladimir Putin protest.
190 arrested in international child pornography crackdown
Eighteen children were rescued from locations in the US and Europe.
Syrian security forces 'using human shields'
Human Rights Watch says Syria should be referred to the International Criminal Court after accounts of soldiers forcing people to act as shields.