CRISIS IN DONEGAL AS GARDAI STRUGGLE TO COPE WITH CRIME

first_imgDONEGAL Gardaí are facing a crime crisis.So few officers are available for duty, crime victims have been told they may have to wait for DAYS for them to attend.We have learned that on one night last week just TWO Gardaí were on duty for the whole of the Letterkenny area. Officers are also stretched in Ballybofey, Buncrana and Milford as they struggle to keep up with criminals.One victim of crime in Letterkenny last week told Donegal Daily: “I had been robbed before and the guards were here in 20 minutes.“But last week I was told no-one was available to come to my home as there were just two guards and they were dealing with other crimes. I was told it could be days before someone could come to take a statement.”Rank and file Gardai in the county confirmed that a “serious lack of resources” had led to what they called a “crisis” in the force in Donegal. “We just don’t have the personnel to deal with all the crimes taking place,” said one source.“There’s a crisis right now and no-one appears to be doing anything about it. Our greatest fear is if we have a major incident because we don’t have the people to deal with it.”The Garda Commissioner and the Justice Minister Alan Shatter have repeatedly claimed that the force in Donegal does have enough staff.But Gardaí on the ground have dismissed the minister’s claims.“It would take him five minutes to look at what we have to deal with and look at our numbers. If this was happening in his constituency there would be uproar,” said another source. Gardaí did make a number of arrests at the weekend in relation to car crime.CRISIS IN DONEGAL AS GARDAI STRUGGLE TO COPE WITH CRIME was last modified: August 19th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BallybofeybuncranacrimedonegalGardailetterkennyMilfordlast_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   Vince MarottaCan the banged-up Cleveland Browns slow down theCardinals’ roll? Stranger things have happened, but Idon’t think the resurgent Cards defense is quaking intheir boots knowing that Seneca Wallace is lining up undercenter for Cleveland. This will be a close game, because Idon’t think the Cardinals’ offense is capable of blowinganyone out, but I think the Birds get it done.Final Score: Cardinals 19, Browns 14 Doug FranzI believe in this defense.I believe that Skelton can play horrible at times but hedoes enough to win.I believe the Cardinals would win in Cleveland.Put this game in Glendale and start either a back-up QB ora beat up starter and it’s a no-brainer.I have no idea what will happen next weekend on the road,in the cold, with Christmas on the mind but for thisweekend Cards are the easy choice.Final Score: Cardinals 31, Browns 10 Tyler BassettCardinals continue their winning ways this Sunday. TheBrowns’ offense runs into what has been a stellar secondhalf of the season for the defense. It doesn’t matter whothe QB is – for either team – because the Cardinalsdefense will do enough.Final Score: Cardinals 23, Browns 10 Adam GreenI’m drinking the kool aid and it tastes good. TheCardinals have won four of five and now get to face a teamthat, to put it mildly, stinks? Yeah, I like theirchances.The Cardinals defense is playing out of its mind latelyand gets to face a Seneca Wallace-led offense. He isn’tgood enough — or good at all, really — and the defenseshould have its way Sunday. Add that to an offense thatshould find its run game again and the Cardinals willcoast to a win and a .500 record.Final Score: Cardinals 27, Browns 13 Dave BurnsIsn’t it ironic that of the three games remaining for theCardinals, the Browns game is the one I’m most nervousabout even though it’s the easiest one left on theschedule. The Cardinals are supposed to win this game;hence I’m scared they won’t. But then I look at thenumbers and I’m reassured. In particular, the fact that intheir last three games the Browns are giving up an averageof 190 yards per game rushing. The last time the Cardinalsfaced a run defense close to that bad, Beanie busted outbig time against the Rams. More of the same and the Cardshave nothing to worry about. .500 here we come.Final Score: Cardinals 27, Browns 10 Charlie FeinermanThe Cardinals are facing a Browns team that will haveSeneca Wallace under center sue to Colt McCoy’s injury.While Wallace is mobile, I don’t see that being a problemfor the newly-reinvigorated Cardinals defense.Final Score: Cardinals 31, Browns 13 Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away The Arizona Cardinals get a break from playing some ofthe NFL’s best as they welcome the 4-9 Cleveland Browns totown. At 6-7 the home team has a chance to bring its record to.500 while staying in the playoff race, but the Browns arehoping to pull off the upset. Will it happen? Give us your predictions in the comments below. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Carter NackeWith both starting QBs likely out, I think the Cardinalswill win this Battle of the Backups (TM, by the way). Addin the fact that the Browns continue to be terrible seasonafter season, and Sunday should turn into an easy win forthe Cards.Final Score: Cardinals 24, Browns 10 Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Joe HuizengaFun Fact…the Browns are the last team to beat the GreenBay Packers…oh wait, it was the pre-season when thathappened. The Cardinals have been on a roll and Cleveland is bothoffensively and defensively the blandest team in football. IF the Cardinals are going to have any shot at theplayoffs they really need this one.Final Score: Cardinals 27, Browns 10last_img read more