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Over 7,500 domestic abuse charges in 2020 – Garda report

According to the Garda Annual Report, which was published today, over 7,500 charges were submitted in relation to domestic abuse in the year 2020.

Protective service units have now been established in every Garda division as a result.


The report also states that the activities of organised crime groups have remained a priority to ensure that criminals did not take full advantage of the pandemic.

The report added that over €36 million worth of drugs and almost €8 million in cash was seized by the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, with an additional 100 firearms and 2,000 rounds of ammunition being seized across the country.

The report also added that 75 assassinations have been prevented since the year 2016.


It was noted that the policing plan was changed last year as a result of the pandemic, where gardaí were assisting in several operations to support public health.

The report also adds that the number of gardaí in the State last year reached 14,491 which is the highest figure ever recorded in the nation’s history.


Government announces two-month extension to wage subsidy scheme

The Government has announced a two-month extension to the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) to aid businesses impacted by the new restrictions.

Schools in Denmark to close early for Christmas over Covid-19 surge

In an effort to quell a surge in Covid-19 cases, schools in Denmark will be closing early for the Christmas break.

HSE says booster appointments system is ‘imperfect’ but gives people more choice

The HSE has acknowledged that the booster appointment booking system is imperfect. People have been receiving vaccine appointments after...

Large queues at UCD Covid-19 booster vaccine clinic – HSE

Vast queues have accumulated at the Covid-19 booster vaccine clinic at UCD this morning, according to the Health Service Executive (HSE).
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