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Famous raid showcased

Tuesday, 18th December, 2012

Howard Steer with his painting of the 1988 games night raid, which will be used to promote next year’s St Pat’s races. Howard Steer with his painting of the 1988 games night raid, which will be used to promote next year’s St Pat’s races.

By Ben Sheffield

A Howard Steer painting of the infamous 1988 raid on the St Pat's games night has been unveiled as the picture to advertise the race meeting next year.

It will feature on around 4000 posters and pamphlets which will be distributed in the lead up to the event.

In the 1988 raid, police arrested nine volunteers and confiscated the takings from the games night, in a move that generated headlines around the country.

Steer's shield appeal

Friday, 23rd December, 2011

SHIELD APPEAL: Artist Howard Steer and Senior Constable Matt Berry with the painted police shield that is being raffled to raise money for a local police officer’s sick son. SHIELD APPEAL: Artist Howard Steer and Senior Constable Matt Berry with the painted police shield that is being raffled to raise money for a local police officer’s sick son.

Artist Howard Steer has contributed his talents to help raise money for a police officer whose son has leukaemia.

Early this month Senior Constable Nathan Byrne’s two-year-old son, Kai, complained of feeling unwell. 

According his colleague, Senior Constable Matt Berry, Nathan and his wife, Katherine, took Kai to their doctor who immediately sent them to hospital. 

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