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# crackdown - Monday 16 February, 2015

'Happy hours' a thing of the past under Leo's new sunbed rules
# Tanning
# Tanning

'Happy hours' a thing of the past under Leo's new sunbed rules

Feb 16th 2015, 3:57 PM 12,534 Views 46 Comments

The Health Minister noted his “genetic tan” as he announced new measures today.

# crackdown - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

He saved lives during the Paris attacks - now he's been granted citizenship
# Courage
# Courage

He saved lives during the Paris attacks - now he's been granted citizenship

Jan 20th 2015, 9:02 PM 29,368 Views 40 Comments

Lassana Bathily, from Mali, told people to go into the freezer during the attack on the kosher supermarket.

# crackdown - Monday 19 January, 2015

As France rounds up 'defenders of terrorism', Amnesty worries about free speech
# Free Speech
# Free Speech

As France rounds up 'defenders of terrorism', Amnesty worries about free speech

Jan 19th 2015, 12:16 PM 7,674 Views 97 Comments

The human rights group has outlined a number of troubling cases.

# crackdown - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Subway dancers mark the end of an era in Irish filmmaker's documentary
# New York
# New York

Subway dancers mark the end of an era in Irish filmmaker's documentary

Jan 17th 2015, 7:30 PM 16,945 Views 7 Comments

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.

# crackdown - Friday 28 November, 2014

24 people killed on roads this year were not wearing seatbelts
# Safety First
# Safety First

24 people killed on roads this year were not wearing seatbelts

Nov 28th 2014, 7:13 AM 17,527 Views 60 Comments

Plus, drug drive testing came in last night.

# crackdown - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Israel warns of crackdown after 'hit-and-run terror attack' that killed baby
# Warning
# Warning

Israel warns of crackdown after 'hit-and-run terror attack' that killed baby

Oct 23rd 2014, 9:19 PM 11,580 Views 35 Comments

Police have flooded flashpoint neighbourhoods after yesterday’s attack.

# crackdown - Friday 26 September, 2014

Gardaí arrest nine in crackdown on Midlands heroin dealing
# Drugs
# Drugs

Gardaí arrest nine in crackdown on Midlands heroin dealing

Sep 26th 2014, 5:45 PM 10,786 Views 0 Comments

More arrests are expected as part of the operation.

# crackdown - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Chinese regulators are cracking down on foreign companies, and they're not happy about it
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Chinese regulators are cracking down on foreign companies, and they're not happy about it

Aug 7th 2014, 11:30 AM 8,765 Views 13 Comments

Foreign companies are complaining that China is using regulatory measures to hamper them and promote local competitors instead.

# crackdown - Monday 4 August, 2014

Magaluf wants to change its image, bar where infamous video taken closed for a year
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Magaluf wants to change its image, bar where infamous video taken closed for a year

Aug 4th 2014, 6:44 AM 30,865 Views 29 Comments

Roughly 85% of the visitors to the resort come from Britain and Ireland.

# crackdown - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Burton's department launches programme to catch welfare fraudsters
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Burton's department launches programme to catch welfare fraudsters

Apr 24th 2014, 8:16 AM 15,413 Views 85 Comments

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.

# crackdown - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Gardaí to begin nationwide crackdown on drivers using mobile phones
# Put It Away
# Put It Away

Gardaí to begin nationwide crackdown on drivers using mobile phones

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:35 AM 18,415 Views 90 Comments

The national mobile phone operation will take place over the next two days, beginning tomorrow.

# crackdown - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Two arrests and €115k of cannabis seized in Carlow raid
# Tullow
# Tullow

Two arrests and €115k of cannabis seized in Carlow raid

Apr 20th 2014, 9:58 AM 9,743 Views 32 Comments

Two men, a 33-year-old and 37-year-old, were arrested at the scene.

# crackdown - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Six arrested in operation targeting Galway drug dealers
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Six arrested in operation targeting Galway drug dealers

Apr 15th 2014, 10:51 AM 10,379 Views 27 Comments

Gardaí said further arrests are expected in this operation that has been running since August last year.

# crackdown - Friday 28 March, 2014

Armed gardaí nab five men in nationwide burglary crackdown
# Operation Fiacla
# Operation Fiacla

Armed gardaí nab five men in nationwide burglary crackdown

Mar 28th 2014, 10:42 AM 22,855 Views 56 Comments

Detective units had been alerted to two robberies in Leitrim, prompting a co-ordinated search of the area.

# crackdown - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Japan expected to impose taxes and regulations on bitcoin this week
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Japan expected to impose taxes and regulations on bitcoin this week

Mar 5th 2014, 2:09 PM 5,887 Views 14 Comments

The country is expected to issue new guidelines on bitcoin this week which will prevent banks from opening accounts or serving as bitcoin exchanges

# crackdown - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

12 arrested and 8 shotguns seized in garda operation targeting burglary gang
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

12 arrested and 8 shotguns seized in garda operation targeting burglary gang

Mar 4th 2014, 8:43 PM 20,703 Views 39 Comments

Items such as jewellery, cash and electronic goods were seized in the operation spanning three counties.

# crackdown - Friday 31 January, 2014

195 people penalised (and this van seized) in two-day garda blitz
# Out Of Time
# Out Of Time

195 people penalised (and this van seized) in two-day garda blitz

Jan 31st 2014, 7:10 PM 22,863 Views 48 Comments

Almost 100 people were stopped and given fixed penalty points during each of two days of checkpoints by gardai.

# crackdown - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

EU Justice Chief calls for tougher sanctions for companies that break data protection laws
# Legislation
# Legislation

EU Justice Chief calls for tougher sanctions for companies that break data protection laws

Jan 21st 2014, 12:04 PM 2,820 Views 6 Comments

The new legislation would see companies being fined 2 per cent of their global annual turnover for breaching data protection legislation.

# crackdown - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Over 3,000 horses seized over welfare concerns last year
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Over 3,000 horses seized over welfare concerns last year

Jan 4th 2014, 2:29 PM 8,387 Views 61 Comments

At least 500 more horses had to be rescued in 2013 compared to 2012 figures.

# crackdown - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Ukraine suspends mayor after brutal police crackdown on protesters
# Protests
# Protests

Ukraine suspends mayor after brutal police crackdown on protesters

Dec 14th 2013, 5:11 PM 7,072 Views 6 Comments

The suspended officials are being investigated over allegations they pressured Kiev’s police chief to use violence against the protesters.

# crackdown - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Gardaí to assist Dublin City Council in 2014 "blitz" on illegal dumping
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

Gardaí to assist Dublin City Council in 2014 "blitz" on illegal dumping

Dec 11th 2013, 10:39 AM 5,502 Views 24 Comments

The council’s litter action group is to begin a fresh crackdown in 2014, calling to the homes of people suspected of illegal dumping.

# crackdown - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Gardaí and Revenue given search powers to crack down on cigarette smuggling
# Smoking
# Smoking

Gardaí and Revenue given search powers to crack down on cigarette smuggling

Oct 24th 2013, 4:38 PM 7,922 Views 41 Comments

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.

# crackdown - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Six arrested, guns and bomb parts seized in dissident crackdown
# Detained
# Detained

Six arrested, guns and bomb parts seized in dissident crackdown

Sep 11th 2013, 6:10 PM 10,095 Views 50 Comments

Four vehicles and a quantity of ammunition have also been uncovered by gardaí in searches carried out in Dublin and Wicklow.

# crackdown - Friday 16 August, 2013

'Friday of anger' in Egypt after bloody crackdown
# Egypt
# Egypt

'Friday of anger' in Egypt after bloody crackdown

Aug 16th 2013, 8:17 AM 4,621 Views 43 Comments

The death toll from Wednesday’s violence has increased to 578 – the bloodiest day in the nation’s history.

# crackdown - Monday 1 July, 2013

'Enforcement team' could crack down on illegal rubbish in Dublin
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

'Enforcement team' could crack down on illegal rubbish in Dublin

Jul 1st 2013, 6:45 AM 3,542 Views 23 Comments

The team would be part of the crackdown on illegal dumping in the city. Discussions are ongoing in Dublin City Council.

# crackdown - Saturday 22 December, 2012

€1m worth of cannabis plants seized
# Drugs Trade
# Drugs Trade

€1m worth of cannabis plants seized

Dec 22nd 2012, 9:53 AM 6,007 Views 57 Comments

Two men are being questioned on latest drugs find while an eighth man is being charged this morning as part of Operation Nitrogen crackdown.

# crackdown - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Tell truth on doping or you're out, say Sky
# Crackdown
From The42
# Crackdown

Tell truth on doping or you're out, say Sky

Oct 17th 2012, 10:29 PM 1,745 Views 3 Comments

In the coming weeks, all the team’s riders and management will be forced to sign a pledge, swearing that they have never doped.

# crackdown - Friday 5 October, 2012

Shatter: Criminal gangs can't expect protection of Gardaí
# Gangland Crime
# Gangland Crime

Shatter: Criminal gangs can't expect protection of Gardaí

Oct 5th 2012, 3:36 PM 6,168 Views 53 Comments

The Minister for Justice says the Gardaí can’t devote resources to protecting gangs who in turn are devoted to avoiding Gardaí.

# crackdown - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Russian theatre shelves 'offensive' Jesus Christ Superstar
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Russian theatre shelves 'offensive' Jesus Christ Superstar

Sep 29th 2012, 6:22 PM 5,697 Views 24 Comments

Prosecutors have launched a probe into whether the musical is offensive to devout Christians.

# crackdown - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Madonna calls for Pussy Riot pardon
# Dissent
# Dissent

Madonna calls for Pussy Riot pardon

Aug 7th 2012, 10:31 AM 3,021 Views 8 Comments

The singer said it would be a tragedy if the three women received a lengthy sentence for their anti-Vladimir Putin protest.

# crackdown - Saturday 9 June, 2012

190 arrested in international child pornography crackdown
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

190 arrested in international child pornography crackdown

Jun 9th 2012, 11:20 AM 3,971 Views 41 Comments

Eighteen children were rescued from locations in the US and Europe.

# crackdown - Sunday 25 March, 2012

Syrian security forces 'using human shields'
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian security forces 'using human shields'

Mar 25th 2012, 3:26 PM 1,178 Views 3 Comments

Human Rights Watch says Syria should be referred to the International Criminal Court after accounts of soldiers forcing people to act as shields.

# crackdown - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Clashes continue in Syria despite UN statement
# Syria
# Syria

Clashes continue in Syria despite UN statement

Mar 22nd 2012, 6:06 PM 796 Views 0 Comments

The UN Security Council has called for a ceasefire to allow dialogue aimed at resolving the crisis and to allow humanitarian aid in.

# crackdown - Sunday 18 March, 2012

Govt may change data protection law to collect household charge - Hogan
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Govt may change data protection law to collect household charge - Hogan

Mar 18th 2012, 2:27 PM 8,458 Views 224 Comments

The Minister for the Environment said that people who don’t pay “won’t get away with it”.

# crackdown - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Gardaí arrest 25 people and seize ammunition, drugs and cash in Dublin
# Arrests
# Arrests

Gardaí arrest 25 people and seize ammunition, drugs and cash in Dublin

Mar 8th 2012, 5:35 PM 3,747 Views 20 Comments

The arrests and seizures are part of an ongoing operation focusing on drug dealers in the capital.

# crackdown - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Arming Syrian opposition would 'contribute to civil war situation' - Tánaiste
# Syria
# Syria

Arming Syrian opposition would 'contribute to civil war situation' - Tánaiste

Feb 28th 2012, 7:20 AM 809 Views 35 Comments

Eamon Gilmore was speaking as EU foreign ministers agreed further sanctions on Syria but there is no sign of military intervention of any sort.

# crackdown - Friday 24 February, 2012

Ireland to take part in 'Friends of Syria' conference
# Action
# Action

Ireland to take part in 'Friends of Syria' conference

Feb 24th 2012, 8:50 AM 1,700 Views 20 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is in Tunisia for discussions on how to help the Syrian people.

# crackdown - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Poll: Should the UN take greater action on Syria?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the UN take greater action on Syria?

Feb 16th 2012, 12:03 PM 2,214 Views 28 Comments

Some countries fear a Libyan-style interaction, while others are outraged at the lack of even a resolution from the UN on the violence in Syria. How far should the UN go?

# crackdown - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Violence escalates in Syria as UN cites crimes against humanity
# Homs
# Homs

Violence escalates in Syria as UN cites crimes against humanity

Feb 14th 2012, 9:52 AM 685 Views 4 Comments

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has said it is “deplorable” that the regime has escalated violence to the extent that it is using artillery and tank fire against innocent civilians.

# crackdown - Monday 6 February, 2012

More deaths as shelling continues in Syrian city of Homs
# Violence
# Violence

More deaths as shelling continues in Syrian city of Homs

Feb 6th 2012, 8:05 AM 739 Views 6 Comments

Meanwhile, the US has called China and Russia’s veto on a UN resolution on Syria a “travesty”.