FA may not follow Uefa’s lead

first_img UEFA will recommend to all its 53 member associations at next month’s Congress that they follow its lead. But Bernstein said English football may not have the same minimum ban – in its two high-profile racism cases John Terry was banned for four matches and Luis Suarez for eight. Speaking at the Soccerex conference in Manchester, he said: “I can’t comment on the number of matches that will be our minimum, we are working and are very close to a solution.” He added: “We have our own processes. We’ve our own audience of people we have to satisfy. There is a bind for all parts of English football and something we have to get to very carefully in a very measured way. “We wouldn’t necessarily get to the same solution as UEFA. It’s not a race to be first past the post, we’ll do it at our own pace in our own way. “I’m delighted UEFA have come up with this strong penalty and I fully support them doing it – but English football must come to its own decision in its own time, which will be very soon.” Bernstein did state however that 10 matches was not too harsh. He added: “These are very serious matters and I couldn’t feel more strongly about discrimination. It’s a strong penalty for sure but I wouldn’t say it’s too harsh.” UEFA will also introduce from next season a partial closure of stadiums for a first incident of racist abuse by fans and a full closure for a second offence. England manager Roy Hodgson said authorities had to ensure that far-right groups did not deliberately sabotage matches. He said: “The one thing that concerns you a little bit is what happens at the stadium, it’s very difficult to control every element. One does fear sabotage, with groups of people coming in who have nothing to do with football and who are perhaps of a Nazi persuasion and who could cause an awful lot of problems.” The Football Association may not follow UEFA’s recommendation of a 10-match minimum ban for players found guilty of racism, the governing body’s chairman David Bernstein said.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Three new Garda Members appointed to Donegal Roads Policing Unit

first_imgThree new Garda members have been appointed to the Donegal division of the Roads Policing Unit this week. The appointments are part of a nationwide modernisation and renewal programme for the Garda Traffic Corps, which has now changed its name to Roads Policing.Across Ireland, 87 new members (7 Sergeants, 80 Gardaí) have completed their induction training and have been appointed to Roads Policing units nationwide. A further 63 Gardaí have been successful in a recent competition and will be appointed in October 2018, bringing the total number of Gardaí in Roads Policing to over 700. Image @GardaTrafficFurther appointments will be made in 2019, 2020 and 2021 in order to reach a commitment given by the Garda Commissioner to incrementally increase the numbers in Roads Policing to 1,031 by 2021.Deputy Garda Commissioner John Twomey addressed the newly appointed members on completion of their Roads Policing induction course in Nenagh when he congratulated them on being selected to work full time in Roads Policing.In his address, Commissioner Twomey emphasised the importance of the role these members will play in making our roads and our communities safer and protecting road users from the risk of death and serious injury.Commissioner Twomey also said that this must be done “with the support of the community and encouraged members to be utterly professional in their work, to be balanced in their actions and be both reasonable and proportionate in the execution of their duties.” “Last year was the safest year recorded on Irish roads and the challenge is to continue the hard work to ensure that the downward trend in road deaths and serious injuries continues.”He asked that each and every member work to become a champion of road safety in their policing division and to become experts in all areas of road safety and roads policing.A key element of the work of the new Roads Policing Unit will be to deny criminals the use of the roads network. In addition to focusing on the lifesaver offenses of speeding, seatbelts, mobile phones and driving under the influence, there will be a significant focus on crime prevention and crime detection.Roads Policing will now work closely with crime units to target known criminals and to disrupt their activities through strict enforcement of road traffic legislation. Three new Garda Members appointed to Donegal Roads Policing Unit was last modified: May 1st, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Gardairoads policingTRAFFIC CORPSlast_img read more