Gardai announce eight new speed van zones are coming to Laois

first_imgHome News Gardai announce eight new speed van zones are coming to Laois News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic WhatsApp Pinterest GAA Gardai announce eight new speed van zones are coming to Laois While the specific locations where the new speed vans will be located is not disclosed, the roads on which they will appear has been.One will be situated on a 5km stretch of the M7 while three more are primed for the N80 between Killeshin and Portlaoise, through Arles and Stradbally, to bring the total on that route to five.Two speed vans are heading for the R445 – this is the road from Borris-In-Ossory to Portlaoise which goes through Pike Of Rushall, Castletown and Mountrath.The R422, from Clonaslee to Rosenallis into Mountmellick and on to Emo, will also get a speed van.While the final new speed van is primed for the R435 which goes from Borris-In-Ossory on to Donaghmore and down to Rathdowney.Gardai say: “An Garda Síochána appeals to all road users, in particular motorists, to familiarise themselves with these sections of the road network.“We also appeal to motorists to always drive at an appropriate speed, to reduce the likelihood of being involved in a fatal or serious collision.“By identifying and targeting these high risk areas our aim is to continue to reduce the number and severity of collisions, thus save more lives and prevent more injuries from occurring. This makes the roads safer for every road user.”SEE ALSO – ‘Vicious personal campaign’ didn’t deter Flanagan as he gets elected for eighth time Twitter News Facebookcenter_img 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin WhatsApp Pinterest Gardai have announced that they are creating eight new zones where speed vans will be situated in Laois – starting on Monday February 17 at 6am.This is part of a new plan which will see a total of 1,322 safety cameras nationwide – an increase of 900.Currently there are six zones in Laois where speed vans are located.There are three along the N77 which goes from Durrow to Portlaoise and two on the N80 which goes from Killeshin to Portlaoise.While the other is on the R639 which is between Cullohill and Durrow. TAGSspeed van Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 11th February 2020 Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Twitter Previous articleElectric Picnic announce first act for sold out 2020 festivalNext articleFianna Fail’s Flanagan vows to fight on after failing to win General Election seat Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.last_img read more

President Trump discounts accusations against Roy Moore

first_img WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump discounted allegations of sexual assault against Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore and said Tuesday that voters should not support Moore’s “liberal” rival.Trump addressed the swirling controversy surrounding Moore for the first time since top Republican leaders called on Moore to step aside more than a week ago.“We don’t need a liberal person in there,” Trump said of Moore’s rival, Democrat Doug Jones. “We don’t need somebody who’s soft on crime like Jones.”MORE: Roy Moore accuser says she was not paid to tell her storyTrump said he will announce next week whether he will campaign on Moore’s behalf. Trump spoke to reporters Tuesday at the White House before leaving for a Thanksgiving break at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.Six women have accused the Republican Moore of pursuing romantic relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was an assistant district attorney in his 30s. Two have accused him of assault or molestation. Moore has denied the allegations.Trump dismissed questions from reporters about him backing a man accused of sexual assault over a man who is a Democrat. He pointed to Moore’s assertion that the candidate did nothing wrong.“Roy Moore denies it, that’s all I can say,” Trump said. “He denies it.”MORE: Moore calls sexual misconduct accusations ‘scurrilous,’ ‘false’He also noted that the allegations came from behavior alleged to have happened decades ago.“Forty years is a long time,” Trump said, questioning why it took so long for Moore’s accusers to come forward.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, both Republicans, have both called on Moore to leave the race in light of the accusations. The Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee have pulled their support for Moore’s campaign.The special election for the Alabama Senate seat is Dec. 12. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Author: Associated Press SHAREcenter_img President Trump discounts accusations against Roy Moore Published: November 21, 2017 3:37 PM EST Updated: November 21, 2017 3:54 PM EST last_img read more

Dak Prescott, Benardrick McKinney await NFL Draft grades

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-17:14c7334710bb30941aed7e33 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-678358-3939592342001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Underclassmen have until January 15 to declare for the NFL Draft. CBS Sports grades McKinney as a first-rounder. It grades Prescott as a second round pick.Earlier this year, Prescott told Sports Illustrated he’d consider leaving Mississippi State if he drew a grade within the first three rounds.As Mississippi State opened bowl practices on Friday, the quarterback wanted to wait for more information before commenting.“I’m not sure. I’ll think about that later,” Prescott said. “I’m not really thinking about that right now.”For now, Prescott’s not focused on his future in football, including the Orange Bowl on Dec. 31. The fourth-year junior graduates Friday after majoring in educational psychology.“I’m just worried about graduating right now,” Prescott said. “I’ll decide that later. Me and Benardrick both will.” Dak Prescott and Benardrick McKinney have both filed paperwork with the NFL to receive prospective draft grades. Underclassmen have until Monday to request a draft grade.The paperwork doesn’t commit a player to the NFL Draft, but provides more information to help make the decision.“When we get all the paperwork back, we’ll sit down with those guys and we’ll really discuss the best options for all their futures,” MSU coach Dan Mullen said.The grades predict a round a player could to be drafted. It’s based solely on football ability. The grade doesn’t consider depth at a position or draft, team needs or character issues.“We have great open discussions about that. I love guys getting the opportunity to play professional football. That’s a dream come true for most people,” Mullen said. “So if guys have that opportunity, and it’s a great position for them to leave we’re going to encourage them to go do that.”Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more