Security provider compliance high

NINE security providers were prosecuted in the first half of 2011, imposing fines and costs of over €70,000.

The Private Security Authority (PSA) said it conducted 369 inspections in the first six months of 2011, targeting 42 towns and cities.

Compliance rates were high, with 95% of people properly licensed and 85% wearing their identify badge, as required by law.

“Prosecutions are the end result of our enforcement teams investigations into noncompliance with licensing requirements,” said chief executive Geraldine Larkin.

The nine cases include:

* Waterford District Court, January 14: Colm Power was convicted of providing door supervisor services without a PSA licence at Harvey’s Bar, Waterford.

* Athlone District Court, March 4: Paul Cronin, Tullamore, convicted of providing door services without a licence at Club S in Moate, Co Westmeath.

* Portlaoise District Court, April 15: Nicholas Kavanagh, Portlaoise, got probation act for continuing to provide door services after licence expired.

* Athlone District Court, April 27: Seamus Guinan, Ferbane, Co Offaly, was convicted on 18 counts of providing door services without a licence.

* Athlone District Court, June 22: Thomas Conlon Ltd, operator of Q Night Club in Athlone, was prosecuted for employing an unlicensed door supervisor.

* Dunshaughlan District Court, February 1: Noel Marsh, Lynx Alarms was convicted on installing alarms without a licence.

* Kells District Court, March 11: Ivan Maxwell, Max Security Services, convicted of providing security services without a licence.

* Dublin District Court, February 7: Newdex Ltd, Dublin, convicted of providing security services without a licence.

* Dublin District Court, May 18: Noel Fitzpatrick, Oaklawn Security Services, Dublin, convicted of providing security guard services without a licence.

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