Contractor withdraws appeal against substantial fines
April 29th, 2010
Circuit Court, Tullamore:
The contractor Darren Kelly t/a Keltech Security Systems withdrew his appeal against the level of fines imposed on him following a successful prosecution in February 2010 by the Private Security Authority (PSA). Judge McDonagh heard the case and accepted the withdrawal awarding full Costs of �2,658 to the PSA who were also represented in Court.Darren Kelly t/a Keltech Security Systems was prosecutied in February for breach of the Private Security Services Act, 2004. Mr Kelly was convicted on 7 counts for providing Installer (Intruder Alarm) services without a licence and fined �1,500 for each offence totalling �10,500
Garda Community Safety Week
September 21st to 27th, 2009
The Garda Commissioner, Mr Fachtna Murphy, has designated this week as Garda Community Safety Week.
For An Garda Síochána, the delivery of concerted organisational Community Safety initiatives will bring palpable strategic benefits in Crime Reduction, Public re-assurance and confidence in our service. This Garda Community Safety Week Campaign also supports key Strategic Goals, contained in the Garda Síochána Corporate Strategy Plan 2007 - 2009.
The primary objective of this Garda Community Safety Week will be to remind and impress upon the wider public, the importance of being aware of how simple and yet effective, crime prevention can be in reducing the incidents of crime. The main focus of the week will be in the following areas: Burglary, Theft from cars, Theft from shops and Bicycle Theft.
Dermot Ahern TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, today launched two new websites to help victims of crime.
The Minister said his continuing focus was on helping victims and delivering legislation to assist them. He said ground breaking new legislation for victims should be enacted by the end of the year.
The Minister said the new websites were aimed at helping the voluntary groups which help victims and the victims directly themselves.
The Minister said: "Anything that can help someone who is a victim of crime has to be supported. The websites allow victims access to vital information and streamline what support is available in a simple way often during traumatic circumstances in their lives."
"But we also need to press ahead with reforming laws. The Criminal Procedure Bill 2008 is currently in the Seanad.