Residents put in fear over large gangs

first_imgNewsBreaking newsResidents put in fear over large gangsBy Staff Reporter – March 27, 2014 722 by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up RESIDENTS in the Garryowen of Limerick are being terrorised and live in fear of a gang of up to 80 youths who congregate every night, according to a Fianna Fail TD.Deputy Willie O’Dea says that residents have told him of the escalating numbers that gather every night and although he has seen groups numbering half of what is claimed, he says the matter is very serious and requires more action by An Garda Siochana.“I’ve been told that up to 70 or 80 people congregate and I don’t know if that is an exaggeration but I have certainly seen a crowd gather there myself that must have numbered 40 or 50 so it is quite a serious situation.Speaking this week, Deputy O’Dea added that gardai are unable to deal with the gang which he claims is responsible for vandalising property.Anti-social behaviour in the area is now escalating and Deputy O’Dea warns that a rapid and more robust response is needed to tackle and dissuade the group from congregating.Asking the gardai to step up their presence and action in response, Deputy O’Dea called for “a more robust, more direct and a more effective response” to tackle the issue.He said that is what “is going to be needed here, but I wish the gardai would get on and do it because it is a serious worry to a large amount of people who are struggling to get by and pay their mortgage etc – they don’t need this extra burden.” Email Facebook Advertisement Twittercenter_img Linkedin Print WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick teenagers voice concern over social issuesNext articleCouncillors express support for sulky racing track in City Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

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Agriculture photo contest now open

first_imgRobin Smith, Terre HauteBridgeton BridgeIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is now accepting submissions for the 12th annual Indiana agriculture photo contest. The contest is open to Indiana residents and was created to recognize the hard work and contributions of Hoosier farmers, as well as the beauty of the state’s agricultural landscape.The winners will be invited to attend a special ceremony at the Indiana State Fair, where they will be recognized and receive certificates from Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler.“You don’t have to be a professional photographer to enter this contest,” Crouch said. “We encourage anyone, who recognizes the importance and beauty of agriculture, to participate.”Contestants can submit up to five photos in digital format. Each photo must be taken within the state, accompanied by an entry form and fall under one of the following categories: Agritourism, Conservation, Faces of Agriculture or On the Farm.In total, ten winners will be selected: two from each category and two overall.“Every photo tells a story, and ours, in Indiana, revolves around agriculture,” Kettler said. “This contest is a great way to showcase the importance of this industry, as well as the individuals who make it possible year after year.”Photos will be evaluated based on creativity, composition and category representation. Entries must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. (ET) on June 30, 2019.Visit www.in.gov/isda/2468.htm for entry forms, guidelines and criteria.last_img read more

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