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  • 21-05-2020 3:53pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,183 ✭✭✭ Ceepo


    I'm not trying to open up the 5k debate again, that's been done to death but It seems that some garda policing of golf clubs took place,

    "On Monday gardaí visited the golf course to check on the registration plates of some of the players to see where they have come from".

    Interesting that they didn't have a checkpoint outside or on approach roads but went into the club Cark Park to check reg plates.
    One or two distance members (over 40k) were taking off the brs timesheet.

    Was this a one off or did any other clubs get a visit?


    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/golf-club-told-to-cancel-tee-times-for-members-breaching-5km-restriction-1.4257337?mode=amp


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,362 ✭✭✭✭ Spanish Eyes


    Well it wasn't Stackstown for sure. ;)

    Other than that I haven't heard much about checking.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,596 ✭✭✭ thecomedian


    We had but they were just playing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,196 ✭✭✭✭ Dial Hard


    Checking reg plates seems like an utterly useless measure. I drove an Offaly reg car for years and lived in Dublin the entire time. Have they never heard of used cars???

    Nonsense carry on.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,438 ✭✭✭ tabby aspreme


    Dial Hard wrote: »
    Checking reg plates seems like an utterly useless measure. I drove an Offaly reg car for years and lived in Dublin the entire time. Have they never heard of used cars???

    Nonsense carry on.

    They have an App, which gives them the owners details from the reg number, so there not specifically checking plates from outside the county


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,308 ✭✭✭✭ prawnsambo


    There's a post that aged well. :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,953 ✭✭✭ blackbox


    Did the have a warrant to enter the club?

    ...or were they invited?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,183 ✭✭✭ Ceepo


    blackbox wrote: »
    Did the have a warrant to enter the club?

    I've know idea. It didn't say anything about a warrant in the article.

    Do the need a warrant to drive into a golf course?
    I'm sure they'll say they're carrying out they're duties but not searching the place..

    But I've no idea which or whether


  • Registered Users Posts: 509 ✭✭✭ 10pennymixup


    blackbox wrote: »
    Did the have a warrant to enter the club?

    Do they need one?


  • Registered Users Posts: 648 ✭✭✭ Fred Cryton


    Now now, come on now. We can't have Guards doing actual police work, such as doing something about the feral gang of youths coming out of Darndale into Portmarnock. Much safer and easier to check up on middle class people to see if they travelled slightly more than 5km to get where they're going. The Guards need to feel safe, and they need to tick a few boxes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,586 ✭✭✭ Glebee


    Its a pity they did not check out some of the beeches in Dublin yesterday. :eek:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,639 ✭✭✭ PhoenixParker


    Now now, come on now. We can't have Guards doing actual police work, such as doing something about the feral gang of youths coming out of Darndale into Portmarnock. Much safer and easier to check up on middle class people to see if they travelled slightly more than 5km to get where they're going. The Guards need to feel safe, and they need to tick a few boxes.

    Guards shouldn't target middle class law breakers. Got it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 648 ✭✭✭ Fred Cryton


    Guards shouldn't target middle class law breakers. Got it.


    I would put crimes on a hierarchy of importance, absolutely.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,308 ✭✭✭✭ prawnsambo


    Glebee wrote: »
    Its a pity they did not check out some of the beeches in Dublin yesterday. :eek:
    They were at the 40 foot anyway. The whataboutery on here is hilarious.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,332 ✭✭✭ Rackstar


    A committee member should have done a citizens arrest on the Gardaí for trespassing. Have all committees been armed with pepper spray and tasers yet?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,475 ✭✭✭ Peintre Celebre


    I would put crimes on a hierarchy of importance, absolutely.

    Guards getting hassle for enforcing law


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,586 ✭✭✭ Glebee


    Double barrels at the gate.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,060 ✭✭✭ Ollieboy


    If license premises they don’t need a warrant or permission.

    I’ve heard this happen to two clubs but I reckon you’ll find it’s a personal issue!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,178 ✭✭✭ killbillvol2


    Now now, come on now. We can't have Guards doing actual police work, such as doing something about the feral gang of youths coming out of Darndale into Portmarnock. Much safer and easier to check up on middle class people to see if they travelled slightly more than 5km to get where they're going. The Guards need to feel safe, and they need to tick a few boxes.

    So guards from Cahir should come to Portmarnock? Or set up roadblocks to prevent people leaving Darndale? FFS.


  • Registered Users Posts: 303 ✭✭ d15ude


    Guards getting hassle for enforcing law

    Guards getting hassle for hitting the easy targets.
    Business as usual...


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,178 ✭✭✭ killbillvol2


    Glebee wrote: »
    Its a pity they did not check out some of the beeches in Dublin yesterday. :eek:

    Is somebody attacking the trees?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,311 ✭✭✭ Sam Hain


    Dial Hard wrote: »
    Checking reg plates seems like an utterly useless measure. I drove an Offaly reg car for years and lived in Dublin the entire time. Have they never heard of used cars???

    Nonsense carry on.

    Wow criminal mastermind.


  • Registered Users Posts: 39 tibia


    Glebee wrote: »
    Its a pity they did not check out some of the beeches in Dublin yesterday. :eek:

    Maybe that's a job for Special Branch ;-)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,075 ✭✭✭ talla10


    d15ude wrote: »
    Guards getting hassle for hitting the easy targets.
    Business as usual...

    For some people catching Covid-19 would be fatal. Having the Guards do anything to prevent the spread of a highly contagious, fatal disease is not hitting the easy targets.


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