Feeds

Police pen shortage threatens Irish public order

Judge warns Limerick gardaí to stock up sharpish

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

An Irish judge has expressed concerns that a police biro shortage may pose a serious threat to public order in Limerick.

According to the Irish Independent, several miscreants have been dragged before the beak for "engaging in a threatening and abusive manner" in the public office at Henry Street gardaí station as a result of the paucity of police pens.

In one case heard by Judge Eugene O'Kelly, the accused had rolled up at the station "to sign on as a condition of his bail relating to a separate matter". However, when he was told there was no biro available, and that he should go and get his own biro, he became "aggressive", and started giving the garda some verbal abuse.

Judge O'Kelly decried: "It's not acceptable that people, who are coming in to sign on in compliance with their bail, are being told to go away and return with their own biro."

The judge said he'd raised the matter before, and insisted that "if cases continue to come before the court arising from the lack of biros at Henry Street gardaí station, he will consider not granting applications to include a signing-on condition when granting suspects bail". ®

The smart choice: opportunity from uncertainty

More from The Register

next story
NSA man: 'Tell me about your Turkish connections'
Spooks ask Dabbsy to suggest a nice hotel with pool
Russia sends SEX-CRAZED GECKOS to SPAAAAACE!
In space... no one can hear you're green...
Indian techies-in-training face down MAN-EATING LEOPARD - and WIN
Big cat causes big trouble at Mumbai college
Carlos: Slim your working week to just three days of toil
'Midas World' vision suggests you retire later, watch more tellie and buy more stuff
Yahoo! Japan! launches! service! for! the! dead!
If you're reading this email, I am no longer alive
Plucky Rockall podule man back on (proper) dry land
Bold, barmy Brit adventurer Nick Hancock escapes North Atlantic islet
Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo
'FIRE' caption on dashboard prompts dunderheaded hard shoulder halt
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.