Garda statistics show drop in Limerick property crime

first_imgNewsCrime & CourtGarda statistics show drop in Limerick property crimeBy David Raleigh – October 17, 2019 211 Print Previous articleNews Roundup 19 October, 2019Next articleCocaine epidemic is biggest problem facing Limerick Gardaí David Raleigh Twitter “PROPERTY CRIME”, more commonly known as burglary, robbery and theft, is down by ten per cent in Limerick City and County, according to the latest local Garda crime statistics.The breakdown across districts showed a “sizeable drop” in Bruff where Gardaí recorded a 42 per cent decrease in burglaries, thefts and robbery.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In Newcastle West property crime dropped by 12 per cent, from 335 to 294 incidents.In Bruff the number of recorded incidents was reduced from from 205 to 119.In the Roxboro Road Garda area, the figure had reduced by 14 per cent from 794 incidents to 679, and there was also a four per cent reduction in property crime in the Henry Street Garda area (from 1784 to 1712).“Across the board there were drops everywhere with regard to property crime, and that includes your burglary element in it. It is quiet positive,” Senior Crime and Policing Analyst Lynda Breen told a meeting of the Limerick Joint Policing Committee.She said that there has been a 17 per cent reduction in non-aggravated burglaries.In Newcastle West, Bruff, and Henry Street Garda areas there was a reduction in non-aggravated burglaries however in Roxboro Road there was a three per cent increase.Crimes Against the Person, including murder, murder threats, and assaults, dropped by four per cent across the city and county. Linkedincenter_img Facebook Email WhatsApp Advertisementlast_img read more

News story: Scottish companies win £1.7 million UK Government funding for healthcare innovation

first_imgDaysixUK Business Secretary Greg Clark said: Ian Campbell, Executive Chair of Innovate UK, for UK Research and Innovation said: The projects we have funded today aim to make a real difference for patients and clinicians. They represent the very best of British innovation, focusing on improved patient outcomes and driving efficiency. The UK health sector is thriving, with SMEs playing a crucial role. By supporting this sector, as part of the government’s modern industrial strategy, we can ensure we remain global leaders in health innovation and create the jobs of tomorrow. The projects have been funded by the UK Government as part of its Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, managed by UK Research and Innovation.UK Government minister for Scotland, Lord Ian Duncan, will today [Thursday 4 October] visit all three of the Scottish projects. Speaking ahead of his visits Lord Duncan said: Stormid, Edinburgh/Glasgow. Awarded £586,000 to develop digital services for patients with lung conditions. This UK Government funding is about supporting breakthrough technologies to transform healthcare across the country for both patients and staff. Three Scottish companies will receive more than £1.7 million to develop cell-based therapeutics, digital self-management services for lung patients and systems to provide real-time decision support in the care of trauma patients. Scottish companies are at the forefront of life science developments, and this UK Government funding will help them develop their expertise even further.center_img RoslinCT, Edinburgh. Awarded £887,000 to develop stem cell therapies for clinical use, working with ReproCELL. Technology is revolutionising industries across our economy, and new innovations play a key role in advancing our healthcare sector to make sure people are living longer, healthier and happier lives. By pooling the expertise of the public and private sectors, as highlighted through the Life Sciences Sector Deal and the modern Industrial Strategy, we are making every opportunity to reach our full potential in finding new discoveries and technologies to diagnose illnesses earlier that could lead to more lives being saved. Daysix, Edinburgh. Awarded £290,000 to develop a clinical decision support app with the potential to transform the delivery of trauma care globally. Three Scottish companies are to receive funding for health tech research, part of the UK Government investment in developing technology to transform health and social care. They arelast_img read more