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Big rise in people caught drug-driving

Published Mon, 02/07/2018 - 09:59

TISPOL's Alcohol and Drugs operation ran in 28 countries from 4 to 10 June inclusive, and was organised by the Operation Working Group (OPG) under the leadership of the German TISPOL Office. Results show a significant increase in the number of people caught drug-driving, compared with the same week in 2017. 

According to the results, a total of 1,000,171 vehicle drivers were checked throughout Europe. Of these, 12,112 vehicle drivers were found under the influence of alcohol and 3,875 vehicle drivers were found under the influence of drugs. 

Family pay tributes to war hero killed after motorbike crash

Published Mon, 25/06/2018 - 07:15


Relatives have paid tribute to a 92-year-old war hero who died after crashing his motorcycle.

Donald Wallace broke his ribs in the accident and passed away a fortnight later.

His family say the Edinburgh-born grandfather, who took part in the Arctic Convys and the D-Day bombings, had a spirit of adventure all his life.

Daughter Fiona Tyson added: “You could never tell my dad what to do. He was very adventurous 
man and always a very determined man."

Twomey Family Remorial

Published Sun, 10/06/2018 - 08:48

The dedication and commitment of Elber Twomey and her strong Duhallow fundraising team has raised a staggering €127,000 for mental health charities and hospitals which offer a "home from home" experience when family members are so gravely ill.

She has shown a depth of forgiveness and kindness to so many despite having her entire family wiped out by a suicidal driver when the Twomeys were returning home from a holiday in the UK on July  6, 2012.