Minister unable to confirm increase of Limerick community Gardaí

first_imgLinkedin WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement NewsMinister unable to confirm increase of Limerick community GardaíBy Staff Reporter – January 6, 2017 741 Previous articleBelltable cinema partnership with Irish Film InstituteNext articleMcCarthy refused bail for grandmother’s funeral Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Printcenter_img TAGSDeputy Niall CollinsGardaílimerickMinister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email ALTHOUGH she has committed to increase Garda numbers this year, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald is unable to confirm if there will be more community Gardaí allocated to Limerick.Responding to a parliamentary question from Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins, Minister Fitzgerald said the Government is committed to ensuring visible, effective and responsive policing throughout the country.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Stating that 23 Gardaí were assigned to the Limerick division in 2016, she added that the Government wants to increase overall Garda numbers to 21,000 by 2021 comprising 15,000 Gardaí, 2,000 Reserve members and 4,000 civilians.It is expected that 3,200 new Gardaí will be recruited on a phased basis over the next four years, in addition to the 1,200 that have been recruited since the reopening of the Garda College in September 2014.300 new appointments will also be made to the Garda Reserve.Together with the 23 Gardaí assigned to Limerick last year, a further 656 recruits have “attested as members of An Garda Síochána and have been assigned to mainstream uniform duties”, she said.900 more Gardaí will qualify from the training college this year bringing overall numbers up to 13,500.Minister Fitzgerald said that the “focus on investment in personnel is critical.”“Gardaí have a role to play in addressing community policing issues as and when the need arises and, in that sense, community policing involves far more than a single unit within An Garda Síochána.“The moratorium on recruitment introduced in 2010 resulted in a significant reduction in the number of dedicated Community Gardaí throughout the state.”A number of Limerick rural stations closed during the Garda Consolidation process drawing sharp criticism from Deputy Collins.Doon and Shanagolden stations closed in March 2012. Galbally, Kilfinane, Castletown Conyers, Kilmeedy and Tournafolla  were closed by the end of January 2013. Mary Street Station in Limerick City was also closed as part of the cost saving restructuring process.Minister Fitzgerald said that Government is rebuilding the force and providing the Commissioner with the resources she needs to allow her to deploy increasing numbers of Community Gardaí across every Garda Division, including Limerick, in the coming years.She added that the force would continue to receive substantial investment in resources across the board under the Government’s Capital Plan 2016 – 2021.€205 million in additional funding for communications technology and €46 million for new Garda vehicles has been allocated over the lifetime of the plan. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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Cloud Confidence: Get It With Dell EMC Cloud Data Protection

first_imgEvery day, more and more organizations are using various cloud models to drive their digital transformation. The recent Dell Technologies Global Data Protection Index 2020 Snapshot shows most actually prefer a cloud-based deployment environment, be it private, public or hybrid, for their newer applications. Dell has responded to that in some exciting ways.While the benefits of a multi-cloud approach are growing, clouds are not immune to costly disruptive events including down time, data loss and cyber-attacks. According to the 2020 Snapshot, down time and data loss were up last year to 82 percent, from 76 percent in 2018.The 2020 Snapshot also showed that eight out of ten respondents believe their current data protection technologies won’t meet future business challenges. More than half are struggling to find data protection solutions for cloud-native applications, SaaS applications and containers.So, many are turning to Dell Technologies to not only safeguard their data across public, private and hybrid clouds, but to leverage clouds for added business benefits. More than 1,000 customers have chosen to trust Dell to protect their data in the cloud – covering more than 2.7 exabytes of data! ¹Data Protection is an essential part of our Dell Technology Cloud solution that delivers consistent infrastructure, operations and services across all of your clouds. Whether you are well into your cloud journey or just beginning, Dell Technologies’ Data Protection portfolio provides options for a wide range of deployment models and use cases. One clear trend we are seeing is organizations choosing integrated appliances that combine data protection software and storage in a single solution. In fact, according to IDC, these are the fastest-growing segment of the Purpose-Built Backup Appliance (PBBA) market. ²Last year, we introduced PowerProtect X400, a scale-out integrated appliance driven by PowerProtect Data Manager software, our next-generation data management platform. These two products support modern workloads and  benefit from our partnership with VMware, delivering data protection for VMware Cloud on AWS and for VMware Cloud on Dell EMC. PowerProtect Data Manager is one of the first and only enterprise protection solutions for VMs, applications and Kubernetes for the discovery, protection and management of production workloads in Kubernetes environments. And PowerProtect X400 recently added support for long-term retention to AWS and expanded capacity to 1 petabyte (PB). All of this helps us to extend our lead in data protection.Dell EMC’s Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) momentum is increasing, delivering powerful data protection for mission-critical apps and support for a broad cloud ecosystem with long-term retention and cloud disaster recovery. It continues to gain traction across small, mid-size and enterprise organizations, with revenue growing by over 90% YOY in 2019 according to IDC. ²No matter where customers are deploying apps or how they are consuming them, they need to have the same confidence that their data is protected. Be confident. Get your cloud on with proven and modern data protection from Dell Technologies.1 Based on Dell analysis, February 20202 2019Q4 Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Trackerlast_img read more

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Dominican Navy Protects Coasts with “Amphibious Shield”

first_imgBy Dialogo February 12, 2015 To protect those maritime regions, the Navy deployed the Coast Guard Cutter Canopus GC-107 and the interceptor go-fast boats Polaris LI-162 and Dubhe LI-164 to the Southern Naval Zone, while the mid-sized patrol vessel Capotillo PM-204 and the Cutter Procion GC-103 were deployed to the Northern Naval Zone. During the first two weeks of the operation, the Navy captured 14 suspects, including eight Haitians and six Dominicans. The Office of the Chief of Staff for the Dominican Navy launched Amphibious Shield on January 18 by deploying three cutters and two interceptor go-fast boats to the northern and southern coasts. Naval vessels deployed to northern and southern coasts Other drug interdictions at sea Dismantling organized crime groups which prey on the country’s natural resources through illegal activities is one of the initiative’s goals. The operation will also target organized crime groups which engage in an array of illegal activities, including human trafficking, arms smuggling, and the illicit transport of contraband, such as untaxed cigarettes. The Dominican Navy launched “Amphibious Shield,” a security operation to combat drug trafficking and illegal fishing in the northern and southern regions of the country. Other drug interdictions at sea Even before Amphibious Shield was launched, the Dominican Navy and other security forces had made a number of large drug seizures in recent years. For example, some fishermen are pillaging thousands of small fish, Captain Daniel Eduardo de la Rosa told Dominican daily El Día. Illegal fishing is one of the activities Amphibious Shield is designed to stop. The Navy is also protecting natural resources such as the semi-precious stone amber, which is a tourist attraction along the country’s northern coast. During the first two weeks of the operation, the Navy captured 14 suspects, including eight Haitians and six Dominicans. For example, some fishermen are pillaging thousands of small fish, Captain Daniel Eduardo de la Rosa told Dominican daily El Día. Illegal fishing is one of the activities Amphibious Shield is designed to stop. The Navy and the DNCD made the bust off the coast of Boca Chica, where security forces converged on a boat while three men were seen throwing drugs overboard. “In spite of the institutional strength of the government of the Dominican Republic, an increase in drug abuse and trafficking in recent years in the Dominican Republic has occurred, due to its geographical location and the island’s many ports, where this sort of criminal groups can exert a great deal of influence over criminal activities,” he said. In addition to protecting the marine environment, Amphibious Shield will crack down on drug trafficking in Dominican coastal waters. The island nation’s location in the Caribbean makes both coasts attractive to organized crime groups, according to Wilfredo Lozano, director of the Center for Research and Social Studies at the Ibero-American University of the Dominican Republic. Drug enforcement agents intercepted one of the boats and seized 10 packets of cocaine. Law enforcement authorities said they believed the drug traffickers had tossed at least 800 kilograms of cocaine overboard before security forces interdicted the boat. The Navy is also protecting natural resources such as the semi-precious stone amber, which is a tourist attraction along the country’s northern coast. In addition to protecting the marine environment, Amphibious Shield will crack down on drug trafficking in Dominican coastal waters. Drug enforcement agents intercepted one of the boats and seized 10 packets of cocaine. Law enforcement authorities said they believed the drug traffickers had tossed at least 800 kilograms of cocaine overboard before security forces interdicted the boat. Since December, the Navy has interdicted three vessels involved in illegal fishing. The island nation’s location in the Caribbean makes both coasts attractive to organized crime groups, according to Wilfredo Lozano, director of the Center for Research and Social Studies at the Ibero-American University of the Dominican Republic. For example, in April 2013, the Navy worked in cooperation with the Dominican Republic’s National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD) to seize 279 kilograms of cocaine and arrest two suspects, officials said. The Office of the Chief of Staff for the Dominican Navy launched Amphibious Shield on January 18 by deploying three cutters and two interceptor go-fast boats to the northern and southern coasts. “They are members of a drug trafficking network that imports cocaine from Colombia,” the DNCD said in a press release. This is interesting & good work acknowledged that has been going on love the professionalism that has been carried out …keep up the good work The Haitian nationals were allegedly fishing illegally aboard three shops off the coast of Montecrist in Dominican waters. And the six Dominicans were caught on the coasts of Samaná and Sabana de la Mar as they attempted to travel illegally to Puerto Rico. The Haitian nationals were allegedly fishing illegally aboard three shops off the coast of Montecrist in Dominican waters. And the six Dominicans were caught on the coasts of Samaná and Sabana de la Mar as they attempted to travel illegally to Puerto Rico. Even before Amphibious Shield was launched, the Dominican Navy and other security forces had made a number of large drug seizures in recent years. Naval vessels deployed to northern and southern coasts The Navy protects the marine environment Illegal activity also threatens biodiversity in the northern and southern coastal regions. To protect those maritime regions, the Navy deployed the Coast Guard Cutter Canopus GC-107 and the interceptor go-fast boats Polaris LI-162 and Dubhe LI-164 to the Southern Naval Zone, while the mid-sized patrol vessel Capotillo PM-204 and the Cutter Procion GC-103 were deployed to the Northern Naval Zone. Illegal activity also threatens biodiversity in the northern and southern coastal regions. The Navy protects the marine environment In another operation, in December 2012, drug enforcement agents dismantled a narco-trafficking organization that was using go-fast boats to transport drugs into the country near the city of Baní, west of Santo Domingo. Dismantling organized crime groups which prey on the country’s natural resources through illegal activities is one of the initiative’s goals. The operation will also target organized crime groups which engage in an array of illegal activities, including human trafficking, arms smuggling, and the illicit transport of contraband, such as untaxed cigarettes. The Dominican Navy launched “Amphibious Shield,” a security operation to combat drug trafficking and illegal fishing in the northern and southern regions of the country. “They are members of a drug trafficking network that imports cocaine from Colombia,” the DNCD said in a press release. For example, in April 2013, the Navy worked in cooperation with the Dominican Republic’s National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD) to seize 279 kilograms of cocaine and arrest two suspects, officials said. The Navy and the DNCD made the bust off the coast of Boca Chica, where security forces converged on a boat while three men were seen throwing drugs overboard. In another operation, in December 2012, drug enforcement agents dismantled a narco-trafficking organization that was using go-fast boats to transport drugs into the country near the city of Baní, west of Santo Domingo. Since December, the Navy has interdicted three vessels involved in illegal fishing. “In spite of the institutional strength of the government of the Dominican Republic, an increase in drug abuse and trafficking in recent years in the Dominican Republic has occurred, due to its geographical location and the island’s many ports, where this sort of criminal groups can exert a great deal of influence over criminal activities,” he said. last_img read more

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