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Dublin: 19 °C Tuesday 23 May, 2017


# crackdown - Monday 15 May, 2017

Leo Varadkar's welfare fraud measures labelled as 'a solo run' and 'a hate campaign'

The claims were made by a former department inspector today.

# crackdown - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Surprise inspections at workplaces as Sweden gets tough on immigration after terror attack

The government wants the new measures to take effect on 1 March next year.

# crackdown - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Trump administration rewrites the rules with sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants

Now, illegal immigrants who are suspected of a crime will be a top priority for deportation.

# crackdown - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Drink drivers will be automatically banned when caught

Cabinet approved the plan from Shane Ross earlier today.

# crackdown - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Explainer: Who are the far-right Citizens of the Reich in Germany?

Germany authorities have begun cracking down on members of the far-right movement.

# crackdown - Friday 27 January, 2017

Trump will publish a weekly list of crimes committed by illegal immigrants

The move will “better inform the public regarding the public safety threats”, according to the executive order.

# crackdown - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Over €300k belonging to criminal gang discovered in woman's home following search

A total of 15 guns, including an an assault rifle, were found by gardaí at a west Dublin premises yesterday.

# crackdown - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Gardaí set up checkpoint on M50 to catch drink drivers

This was the first ever checkpoint on the M50.

# crackdown - Monday 19 December, 2016

Puppies, alcohol and €9,400 in cash: Revenue involved in a number of nationwide seizures

Officers conducted a number of operations designed to clamp down on illegal activity in the run-up to Christmas.

# crackdown - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Britain wants to fine porn sites for letting under-18s visit

Critics say the approach could open a door to fraudsters.

# crackdown - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Nearly 400 arrested and over two tonnes of cocaine seized in Europe-wide crackdown

Operation Ciconia Alba is the third series of joint action days covered by the 2013 – 2017 EU Policy Cycle.

# crackdown - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Turkey has arrested 32,000 people - and it's just the start

Around one in every 1,000 people in Turkey has been investigated in connection with the July coup.

# crackdown - Monday 19 September, 2016

'We're determined to face them down': Tánaiste discusses gang violence with NYPD commissioner

Fitzgerald attended the inauguration of the new police commissioner today.

# crackdown - Thursday 15 September, 2016

The president of Philippines has been accused of feeding a man alive to a crocodile

A former militia man testified under oath that he and a group of policemen and ex-communists killed about 1,000 people on Duterte’s orders.

# crackdown - Sunday 4 September, 2016

New garda taskforce seizes €100,000 after stopping truck on M50

A 32-year-old man was also arrested at the scene but has since been released without charge.

# crackdown - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Gardaí have seized up to €2 million worth of drugs in the past week

This week, Gardaí have seized drugs, weapons and cash in five operations in Louth, Meath, and Dublin. They also said they have seized 20 weapons, including five assault rifles and a submachine gun so far this year.

# crackdown - Monday 22 August, 2016

Police in Philippines kill over 700 people in crackdown on drugs

Hundreds of killings have taken place since President Rodrigo Duterte came to power in June.

Heroin worth €200k seized as gardaí stop and search two UK reg vehicles

They were stopped on the M1 just south of the border.

# crackdown - Thursday 28 July, 2016

"Daily life is running quite normal": Turkey's ambassador to Ireland launches charm offensive

Ambassador Necip Egüz defended his country’s post-coup crackdown, and insisted there was no threat to tourist areas.

# crackdown - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Turkey shuts over 1,000 schools and extends police powers after failed coup

Under heightened police powers, suspects can now be held without charge for one month, up from four days.

# crackdown - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Turkey suspends 15,000 education staff after failed coup attempt

Over 7,500 people have been detained so far in a massive legal crackdown.

# crackdown - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Massive anti-terror raids see 12 arrested in Belgium ahead of Euro 2016 match

A Flemish broadcaster is reporting the incident may be linked Belgium’s match against Ireland.

# crackdown - Monday 13 June, 2016

Alcohol banned from around stadiums and fanzones at Euro 2016

The Republic of Ireland have their first match this evening, against Sweden in Paris.

# crackdown - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Over 60,000 units of illegal prescription drugs seized in online crackdown

Body-building steroids accounted for more than half of drugs illegally bought online.

# crackdown - Sunday 5 June, 2016

"Shoot him and I'll give you a medal" - Philippine president encourages citizens to shoot drug dealers

Rodrigo Duterte has promised to end crime and corruption within six months of his presidency.

# crackdown - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Annoyed you can't watch the US version of Netflix? Its CEO doesn't really care

Such complaints are “inconsequential” and come from a “very small but quite vocal minority”.

# crackdown - Friday 18 March, 2016

A driver was clocked doing 176km/h on St Patrick's Day

Gardaí were out in force staging their usual clampdown on speeding, drink-driving and other driving offences.

New Zealand in the midst of a major cannabis shortage

Major seizures have stymied the supply of marijuana to the island nation.

# crackdown - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Irish person arrested in Thai resort town for ‘playing bridge’

An Irish national was one of 32 people arrested for gambling.

# crackdown - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Gardaí thank communities for help catching 54 drug dealers

The youngest arrested as part of the operation was just 15-years-old.

# crackdown - Friday 18 December, 2015

French models now have to provide medical proof that they are not too thin

New legislation requires models to obtain a medical certificate stating that they have a healthy BMI.

# crackdown - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Getting a drone for Christmas? What you need to know about the new rules

Between 4 –5,000 drones are thought to already be in use in Ireland.

# crackdown - Monday 30 November, 2015

Here’s how repeat offenders causing ‘havoc’ are going to be tackled

Gardaí, the Irish Prison Service, and the Probation Service are joining forces on the initiative.

# crackdown - Monday 16 November, 2015

Paris terror attacks: Multi-city raids and manhunts as police close the net on suspects

Two people have now been charged with involvement with terrorism following the attacks.

Iranian women who refuse to wear veil to have cars confiscated

All women in Iran, including foreigners, are required to cover their hair and neck.

# crackdown - Saturday 14 November, 2015

Cocaine, hash and benzos seized as gardaí target Limerick drug gangs

A total of 12 locations were searched.

# crackdown - Monday 2 November, 2015

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.

# crackdown - Sunday 27 September, 2015

€260,000 seized in crackdown on organised crime

Two cars and houses were searched as part of the investigation.

# crackdown - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Frances Fitzgerald is getting tough on career criminals

75 per cent of burglaries are committed by 25 per cent of burglars.

# crackdown - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Britain is planning to jail immigrants who are working illegally

Wages earned will also be taken off illegal workers.

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