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    Default Garda sting operation results in prosecution of six off-licences for selling alcohol to 15-year-old

    A Garda sting operation in August has resulted in the prosecution of six off-licences for allegedly selling alcohol to 15-year-old boy. Both the holder of the off-license and the employees alleged to have sold the alcohol to the boy are being prosecuted.

    The off-licences being prosecuted are Dunnes Stores in Westside, Apple's on New Dock Street, Londis in Mervue, Centra in Renmore, Centra on Lough Atalia Road, and Centra on Forster Street. The manager of the latter has pleaded guilty and was fined €750.

    Full story here: Six off-licences accused of selling booze to teen | Galway City Tribune | galwaynews.ie

    Good to see the Gardaí in Galway cracking down on the sale of alcohol to minors by off-licenses.
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    In the same paper it's heartening to see the crackdown on the cities top drug dealer:
    Drugs kingpin jailed for supplying city

    Ten months for dealing cocaine.
    That'll teach him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Didimus View Post
    In the same paper it's heartening to see the crackdown on the cities top drug dealer:
    Drugs kingpin jailed for supplying city

    Ten months for dealing cocaine.
    That'll teach him.
    Very little she could do. Once the case was accepted the District Court max sentence is 12 months. Question might be asked why it was left with the District Court. Would appear to be more appropriate to a higher court. Max sentence available for the crime appears to be up to 14 years.
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    Some kingpin.

    Three quarters of an ounce of coke and under 2 ounces of weed. FFS.

    Why did off licence employees not get jail?
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    Ridiculous waste of time.

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    jeez, the how much police time was involved? meanwhile in the other side of town family houses are being robbed where the copper piping is being pulled out causing thousands of euros in damage, where was plod?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan2010 View Post
    jeez, the how much police time was involved? meanwhile in the other side of town family houses are being robbed where the copper piping is being pulled out causing thousands of euros in damage, where was plod?
    Ah Dylan, give up yer aul cynicism and read between the lines; these shops had been reported by concerned parents most likely.

    But I did get a laugh from the spectacle of police minding Copper...
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    I bet they got the biggest, hairiest fifteen year old they could find. Is this entrapment?

    My friend went to school with the rugby player Anthony Foley, he said the guy looked about 30 when he was playing in the Junior Cup and looked older than most of the teachers when he was in sixth year. It's even worse with girls, put some sophisticated clothes and make-up on a tall fifteen year old and she'll have everyone thinking she's 25. Eventually Ireland will become like America where everyone who doesn't have wrinkles get's asked for ID.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Didimus View Post
    In the same paper it's heartening to see the crackdown on the cities top drug dealer:
    Drugs kingpin jailed for supplying city

    Ten months for dealing cocaine.
    That'll teach him.
    Just as well he was'nt dealing garlic he'd have been rightly fc uked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titmouse View Post
    Ridiculous waste of time.
    The selling of alcohol to underage kids is causing juvenile crime, juvenile alcoholism, premature sexual activity and teenage pregnancy, poor academic performance in school, juvenile depression and juvenile suicide, domestic violence and much more.
    The people selling alcohol to kids are morally on the same plain as drug dealers.
    In fact early teenage drinking is a gate way to hard drugs.
    Most adults drink sensibly and respect alcohol but juveniles have no clue.
    They are mentally and physically unequipped to start drinking.
    We need a draconian regime to try and prevent teenage drinking as much as possible and that means targeting the people selling alcohol to juveniles and putting them out of business.

    In many countries children are taught to respect alcohol and at family meals older kids are given a glass of wine. They start off learning from adults a mature relationship with drink.

    For adults we should have 24 hour opening hours for pubs and bars which would eliminate the culture of rushing drinks before closing time and violence when mobs empty onto the streets. Food and drink should go together as it does in many European countries. The culture of loading up with pint after pint and shot after shot with no time for the body to soak it up has to go.
    Last edited by Hitch 22; 16th December 2012 at 12:08 PM.

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