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Livestock truck gets stuck in ditch

Gardaí have launched an investigation after a livestock truck became stuck in a ditch on the M18.

The incident occurred shortly after 9 am on Friday morning (November 5th, 2021).

In a statement to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

“Gardaí and Emergency Services attended the scene of a road traffic collision where an HGV became stuck in a ditch that occurred near Crusheen on November 5th, 2021 at 9.37 am.”

“No injuries have been reported. Investigations are ongoing,” the spokesperson added.

€96k worth of cannabis found in a barrel in rural village

Gardaí have recovered €96,000 worth of suspected cannabis from a rural village in Co Roscommon.

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Gardaí in Castlerea and the Divisional Drugs Unit found the drugs in a barrel in a wooded area.

Confirming the news to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

“As part of Operation Tara, the ongoing investigation into the sale and supply of controlled drugs, Gardaí have seized approximately €96,000 of suspected cannabis from a location in Ballinlough, Co. Roscommon.”

“Gardaí from Castlerea and the Divisional Drugs Unit recovered the drugs, which were hidden inside a barrel stored in a wooded area.”

“The drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis. No arrests have been made at this time. This investigation is ongoing.”

Operation Teorainn to target rural roads with limits of 80km/hr

Furthermore, An Garda Síochána is rolling out Operation ‘Teorainn’, a new national road safety enforcement operation to target driver behaviour for the remainder of 2021.

The nationwide initiative will focus on the four lifesaver offences:

  • Speeding;
  • Driving whilst intoxicated;
  • Non-seatbelt wearing;
  • Mobile phones.

It will also cover unaccompanied learner drivers and road transport offences.

Chief Superintendent Michael Hennebry, Garda National Roads Policing Bureau, said:

“Every fatal or serious injury collision has a devastating impact on the family, friends and communities of the people involved.”

“Our focus for the remainder of 2021 will be to reduce these collisions through this road safety enforcement campaign.

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