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2014

    The Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating an Aggravated Burglary at a public house that occurred on the bank holiday Monday, 8th August 2014 at 6.15am.

     

    An employee arrived for work at 6.15am. A shortly time later there was a knock on the window at the side of the pub. The employee opened the door and was confronted by two men purporting to be from a gas company. They said there was a gas emergency. The employee was threatened by these men and had a knife held to his throat. The men demanded the keys to the safe room which they eventually located. One of the men opened the rear door to allow three other raiders enter the pub.

     

    The raiders stole a safe, cigarettes and alcohol during the burglary. They loaded these items into a blue Ford Transit Van (circa 2001 to 2007 model).The employee was then tied with duct tape and placed in a locked room until another employee freed him an hour later.

    The raiders are described as follows:
     
    The first raider between 5’9’’ – 5’ 11’’ in height, average build. He wore a white New York Yankees baseball cap, black jacket, blue jeans, grey runners, black gloves, and a dark neck warmer pulled up over his face.

    The second raider was 5’9’’ – 5’11’’ in height and of average build. He wore grey trainers and workman’s black trousers with lots of pockets.

    The third raider wore a red hoody with a hat underneath. He wore dark trousers, black shoes and white surgical gloves.

    The fourth raider had a black jacket, black trousers, black baseball cap and scarf and white surgical gloves.

    The fifth raider wore a New York Mets baseball cap with a white top and dark peak, black jacket, trousers and shoes and a grey or white scarf covering his face. All raiders are described as having spoken with an eastern European type language.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the vicinity of Finglas village on the morning of bank holiday Monday the 4th August 2014 and may have seen five men acting suspiciously.

    • Gardaí are also appealing to anyone who may have seen the light blue Ford Transit van, possibly 2001 to 2007 model.

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have been offered cigarettes or quantities of alcohol since this incident.

    Telephone Finglas Garda Station 01 6667500

    Gardaí at Millstreet Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at a family run business in Kiltullagh, near Athenry, Co. Galway on Thursday, the 20th February 2014.

    The business is owned by Frank & Mary Duane and includes a shop and service station next to their home. Shortly after 9pm they closed the shop and retired for the evening. Frank was in the sitting room watching television and Mary was in the kitchen knitting. While they relaxed, three men drove into the forecourt in a dark coloured estate car and pulled up in front of their house. They were masked and armed. They entered through the front door, confronted Frank, threatened him and assaulted him. One of the raiders grabbed Mary from the kitchen and threatened her. They demanded money and cigarettes. They forced Mary to open the safe in the office.

    During this ordeal, their son who lives nearby called in to visit and as he did he was grabbed and violently assaulted by the raiders. They struck him over the head with a hammer and caused serious injury. The raiders locked the family in an office and fled with a large sum of money. The drove off in the direction of Raford and were last seen travelling through the village of New Inn.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the area on Thursday the 20th of February and may have seen a dark coloured estate, possibly an Audi, acting suspiciously to come forward.

    • The raiders removed the registration plates from the shop owners car, the registration number is 132-G-410.

    • The car was last seen travelling through the village of New Inn, Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen this car at this location or another to contact them.

    Gardaí at Millstreet Garda Station are investigating                       Telephone 0909 688652

    The Gardaí at Carrick-on-Shannon Garda station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at Knocklongford, Mohill, Co. Leitrim on Friday the 4th July 2014.

    Frank Costello, a 79 year old man lived here alone. He had 80% vision impaired for most of his life but in later years he was totally blind. Frank kept to a simple daily routine and was assisted by visits from a home help carer. On this day, Frank who was a keen football supporter, settled down to listen to the world cup quarter finals on the radio. During the evening he was attacked in his home. Frank was assaulted and fell to the ground, he tried to reach his mobile alarm, but was unable to do so. He lay on the floor unable to move for the night. The next morning, close to 11.45am, his carer arrived and got in through a window. She called an ambulance and Frank was taken to Sligo Regional Hospital where he remained for two months. Frank passed away on September 4th 2014.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the Knocklongford area on this night to come forward. The world cup quarter finals were on and people could have been visiting family/friends in the area to watch the match and may have seen something suspicious. Frank Costello’s house is at the front of this estate.

    • There is a window at the front of the house and Gardaí believe the intruder gained entry through this window some time around 10pm. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen something to come forward.

    • Gardaí believe the intruder could have fled on foot or to a waiting car and are appealing to anyone in the neighbouring estates to come forward.

    Telephone Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station on 0719650510

    The Gardaí at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at a family home in Killiney, Co. Dublin on Wednesday the 15th October 2014.

    A couple in their late sixties were at home in Killiney, Co Dublin, when four armed raiders entered their home. Their grandchildren aged eleven and eight, were staying with the couple overnight. It was around 8:30pm when their ordeal began. Four raiders armed with a sledgehammer, jemmy, lump hammer and screwdriver terrorised the family. While one of the men, kept watch over the grandmother and two children at the rear of the house, the three other raiders ransacked the house. The grandfather was beaten several times as the raiders looked for a safe and other property. There was no safe, but the raiders got away with money, jewellery and the couples jeep, which they abandoned nearby. They locked the family in the utility room as they made their getaway.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the Ballinclea Road and Avondale Road area on Wednesday the 15th October 2014 and may have seen suspicious activity to come forward. This area is between well known landmarks The Graduate Public House, Killiney Shopping Centre & Killiney Golf Club.

    • The couple’s red Range Rover was stolen during the burglary. It was abandoned at a nearby estate, Beech Court and recovered the next day. 

    • A large quantity of jewellery was stolen during the burglary and has not been recovered.

    Telephone Shankill Garda Station on 016665900

    Aggravated Burglary, Howth, Dublin on the 13/12/13

    Gardaí in Howth are investigating an aggravated burglary that took place at Casana View last December the 13th, at about 9.15am.


    Two men knocked on the door of a house in Howth, County Dublin.  Inside a woman was with her eight-year-old daughter, who was home from school sick.


    When the woman opened the door, two men forced their way in. Two more of the gang who had been hiding at the back of the house also barged in.


    The gang of four tied up the woman and her eight-year-old daughter, threatened them with a crowbar and demanded money.  They spent around 20 minutes in the house. They took substantial amount of money and jewellery.


    They made their getaway in the family car, a 07 Honda CRV, which was later found abandoned in a car park at the harbour in Howth.  The raiders told the mother and child that they had broken in to all the houses on the road and tied up the occupants. In fear for her child and her neighbours’ safety the mother managed to free herself and raise the alarm.


    Gardaí at Howth Garda Station are investigating                      Telephone:  01 666 4900

    The Gardaí at Carrickmacross Garda Station are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred at a family home in Killycard, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, on Sunday 2nd November 2014.

    At approximately 5.15pm a Silver Vauxhall Vectra drove up Mill Hill Road and stopped just before the entrance to the house. Four men got out of this car and jumped over a fence into a field beside the house. They waited in here for a few moments before entering the garden. They attempted to gain entry via the front door. They made their way around to the back of the house and gained entry via the patio doors.

    A mother was a home with her children and their cousins. The housekeeper was also there. The raiders entered the bedrooms and threatened the family. They demanded money and searched the house. One of the women was assaulted by a raider with a screwdriver.

    The raiders stole cash and a number of items of property including, a black handbag, computers, cameras and several items of jewellery.

    They were captured leaving on CCTV leaving the scene in the same Silver Vauxhall Vectra.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the vicinity of the Killycard area on the evening of the 2nd of November between the hours of 4.30 pm and 6pm to come forward.

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen these men and/or the Vauxhall Vectra in the area to come forward.

    • Gardaí are anxious to talk to anyone with information regarding this crime or who may know the whereabouts of the stolen property to make contact.

    Telephone Gardaí at Carrickmacross Garda Station on 0429690190

    Aggravated Burglary in Roundwood,

    Gardaí at Wicklow Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to an Aggravated Burglary that occurred in the early hours of Friday the 13th December 2013.


    Four masked and armed raiders broke into the home of three elderly brothers in Ashtown Upper, Roundwood, Co.Wicklow. The three brothers were threatened and assaulted as the raiders searched the house for cash.


    The raiders made their getaway in a green BMW in the direction of Roundwood Village.


    Appeal:

    • A witness on their way to work at 6am saw a green BMW parked outside the house. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen this car in the area before or after this incident to come forward.

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may recognise the CD Fit compiled by one of the brothers to come forward.

    Gardaí at Wicklow Garda Station are investigating             Telephone 0404 60140

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    Gardaí at Trim Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to a number of incidents in the Trim area on the 4th January 2014.

    At about 7.25pm in the Abbey View area of Trim, a resident was at home watching the television. His security camera was activated in his garden and he saw a male walking towards his house. This male made his way to the back of this house and attempted to gain entry via the patio door, but was unsuccessful and left.

    A short time later at another private residence nearby at Boycetown, Kiltale, a family were settling their children into bed for the evening. The mother was upstairs with her children and heard a noise at the back door, she alerted her husband who was downstairs to investigate this. The husband was met by a male brandishing a knife in the kitchen. This male threatened the husband and a struggle ensued. The male fled taking some property with him. The husband chased after him and got into his car but lost sight of the man.

    Description:  35/40 years old
                      5”11”
                      Receding hair
                      Irish

    Appeal:

    Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may recognise this male from the CD Fit provided to come forward.

    Trim Garda Station                 Telephone 046 9481540

    Owen Maughan - murdered

    Gardaí at Castlebar Garda station are re-appealing for information in relation to the murder of 29 year old Owen Maughan was murdered outside a petrol station on Moneen Road, Castlebar, Co Mayo on the 18th December 2013 at 3.30pm. It is the first anniversary of Owen Maughan’s murder and the Gardaí and his family are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

     

    Gardaí at Castlebar Garda Station on 0949038200

    Gardaí at Dundrum are investigating an armed robbery at a pub in Stepaside on Monday 6th January.


    A Dublin publican in the Stepaside area was the victim of an armed robbery.  As he left his premises and walked through the pub car park to his car an armed raider got out the rear passenger door of a silver Mitzubishi SUV, 98D78028.  He threatened the publican with a handgun and ordered him to hand over the items he was carrying.  As the publican did so many of the items he was carrying dropped to the ground.


    The raider fled with some items but failed to take any cash which was presumably what he intended to do.  The silver SUV left at speed, it was being driven by another person.  It travelled down Kilgobbin Road and was abandoned at Kilgobbin Lane.  The gunman was described as being 6’1” tall, slight build, wearing a grey tracksuit and grey balaclava. He had a Dublin accent.  The Mitsubishi had been bought 2 weeks previously and a false name and address were given.


    Gardaí at Dundrum Garda Station are investigating          Telephone: 01 666 5600

    Gardaí at Bray Garda Station are investigating a fatal fire that occurred at Oldcourt Avenue, Bray, Co. Dublin on Friday 26th September 2014.

    Fifty five year old David Costigan lived here with his son. David had polio as a child and was confined to a wheelchair. In the early hours of Friday morning, David was in bed asleep. His son was in his bedroom at the front of the house watching a film. He heard a noise at his bedroom window and looked out. He saw a man standing in the garden. The man was carrying a bucket. There was an explosion in the house and a fire started. Smoke filled the house as the two men attempted to get out. David’s son jumped from a back bedroom window onto bins in the back garden. David Costigan attempted to get out a window but was unable to do so. His body was removed from the house some time later.

    Gardaí carried out a number of enquiries and checkpoints in the area and gathered CCTV from a number of premises. CCTV at Wurzburg Road captured at 4.18am captured lights from a vehicle, a male was seen walking on the road carrying a white bucket. He re-appears at 4.28am without the bucket. Gardaí know the car travelled in the direction of Kilbride Road and turned onto Kilbride Lane.

    Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information to come forward. Gardaí are appealing to any garages that sold petrol on this date.

    Telephone Bray Garda Station on 016665300

    The Gardaí at Kevin Street Garda Station are investigating a serious assault that occurred in the early hours of Sunday the 30th November 2014 on Camden Street, Dublin 8.

    The injured party and two friends left a nightclub on Harcourt Street at 4.25am. They walked across the Luas track in the direction of Camden Street. They crossed the road, close to the junction of Harrington Street. An altercation took place at Brady’s Pharmacy at this junction between these men and an unknown man. The injured party was assaulted and fell to the ground. Two people came to his aid but the suspect continued to assault him as he lay on the ground. The suspect then fled the scene and ran at speed down Camden Street. CCTV captured the suspect as he fled.

    The injured party received serious head injuries and was taken by ambulance to hospital where he continues to receive treatment.

    Appeal:

    • The suspect is described as between 5'8” to 5'10” in height, athletic build, in his 20’s, wearing dark coloured trousers, dark jumper with a light coloured collar or shirt collar with dark shoes and spoke with a Dublin accent.

    • Gardaí are appealing to taxi drivers in the Harrington Street / Camden Street area at the time of this assault that may have seen this man as he ran from Camden Street onto Harcourt Street to come forward.

    • Gardaí are appealing to taxi drivers in the St.Stephan’s Green Area between 5am and 5.15am who may have collected a male matching the description of the suspect to come forward.

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information about this assault or who may recognise the suspect from the CCTV to come forward.

    Telephone Gardaí at Kevin Street Garda Station on 016669400

    Gardaí at Enniscorthy Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to a Burglary that occurred at a bank in the early hours of Friday the 7th February 2014.

    Gardaí from Gorey Garda Station had just arrived at Enniscorthy Garda Station when they heard a loud noise coming from a nearby street. They drove through the town and were confronted by a male in dark clothing brandishing a gun outside the Bank. A shot was fired at the Gardaí.  A gang of at least 4 men, all dressed in dark clothing fled from the bank into an Audi estate car and were persued by Gardaí who lost sight of them at the old New Ross Road.

    This armed gang caused an explosion at the ATM and stole a quantity of cash. Some of this money would have been dyed pink/red as a result of the explosion.

     Enniscorthy Garda Station            Telephone 053 9242580

    Burglary Ballincurra Road

    On the 21st of May 2014, a burglary occurred at a house on the Ballincurra Road, Limerick.  The injured party, who was bed bound, was alerted to the presence of an intruder in the house and barricaded himself into his bedroom.  The intruder attempted to gain access to the bedroom, but was unable to.  He made threats to the occupant and demanded money. 
     

    The intruder was disturbed by the arrival of another resident who encountered him in the hallway.  The intruder made good his escape via the back door, was chased, picked up a shovel and swung it at the witness, however, left empty handed.  Pulse Incident No. 10905011 refers.
     

    The above CD Fit was generated by the witness who also described the intruder as 19-21 years old, 5ft, 9ins in height, wiry slim build with neat brown hair, and a gap in his front teeth (slightly bucked).  He was wearing a white and red tartan shirt, grey coloured jacket and blue/grey jeans.

    Gardaí at Blanchardstown Garda Station are investigating a cash in transit robbery that occurred at a shopping centre in Castleknock on Friday the 17th January 2014.

    The cash in transit driver had several collections to do at the shopping centre and arrived there shortly after 11am. Two men in a dark Ford Mondeo car, were parked in car park of the shopping centre. The cash in transit driver made his way back to his van with a collection in a box. One of the men in the Ford Mondeo got out. He was armed with a shotgun and his face was covered. He approached the driver and threatened him. He told the driver to drop the cash box. The armed man grabbed the cash box and fled to the waiting car. The raiders were unable to get out of the car park and fled the scene on foot. They ran through the car park and jumped over a wall into a field at the rear of the shopping centre.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who seen the black Ford Mondeo registration number 01D51043 on the morning of the robbery in the carpark. This car was purchased on the 4th January 2014. Gardaí are also appealing to anyone who has information on the movements of this car between these dates.

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen the two men leaving the scene on foot. They could have gone in the direction of Castleknock Park or onto Castleknock Road.

    • The cashbox is yet to be recovered and Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

    Blanchardstown Garda Station are investigating - Telephone 01 666 7000

    Esra Uyrun

    On this months Crime Prevention segment Sergeant Kelvin Courtney was in studio and discussed cyber bullying.  Because cyber bullying can be so far reaching, it can greatly impact its victims.  Victims have to live with the knowledge that anyone anywhere may be seeing a humiliating picture of them or reading derogatory comments about them.

    Sergeant Courtney discussed this issue in more detail and gave tips and advice on the warning signs to look out for.

    On this months Crime Prevention segment Sergeant Kelvin Courtney was in studio to highlight and promote a range of measures that householders can take to secure their homes against the threat of burglary. 

    Please click here to see Crime Prevention leaflets 

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    On this months Crime Prevention segment Sergeant Kelvin Courtney was in studio to discuss personal safety and to advise the public how to keep their belongings and their property safe.

     

     

     

    Safer Communities 2014On this months Crime Prevention segment Sergeant Kelvin Courtney discussed a number of topics including The Supporting Safer Communities Campaign which was launched on Thursday, the 29th May 2014 by the Garda Commissioner.

    Sergeant Courtney gave advice to motorists on how to keep themselves and their property safe.
     

    On this months Crime Prevention segment Sergeant Alan Roughneen was in studio to discuss burglaries where car keys are taken and bogus callers.  Sergeant Roughneen gave some Crime Prevention tips on ways to prevent bogus callers getting into your home.

    This month’s Crime Prevention segment included a feature highlighting the dangers associated with bogus callers who call to your home and offer cheaper gas or electricity. The bogus caller will illegally tamper with the meters causing damage to them and will charge the householder €100 for this. He will request them to pass his number to their friends and family.


    Representatives from Bord Gais and the ESB highlighted the dangers of this scam and offered advice to the public about it.

    Information will also be offered to the public in relation to The Irish Tourist Assistance Service (ITAS), which offers immediate support and assistance to tourists who have become a victim of crime.

    National Crime Prevention Day

    On this month’s crime prevention segment Sergeant Alan Roughneen was in studio to discuss thefts from shops and offer advice to businesses on how to prevent such crimes. He covered a range of issues regarding theft from shops and offer several methods of crime prevention to the retailer.

    December 8th is a National Crime Prevention Day of Action, targeting theft from shops and seasonal street safety.

    Missing Persons Day at Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin, Wednesday 3rd December, 2014

    The Minister for Justice and Equality, Ms. Frances Fitzgerald T.D., will launch Ireland’s National Missing Persons Day on Wednesday 3rd December, 2014 at Farmleigh House, Dublin. Also speaking on the day will be the Garda Commissioner, as well as representatives of families of those who have gone missing. 

    The Day presents an opportunity to commemorate those who have gone missing and acknowledge the difficulties experienced by families and friends.  On average 8,000 missing persons reports are made to An Garda Síochána each year and for each of those individuals there is a network of family and friends who are forever impacted by those days, weeks, months or years.  The Day will also allow for recognition of the progress which has been made in missing persons’ investigations over the course of the year.

    It is important to recognise the invaluable contribution and commitment of An Garda Síochána, the state agencies and voluntary groups working diligently in our communities to highlight the issues and impacts surrounding people who go missing.

    On this month’s crime prevention segment Sergeant Kelvin Courtney was in studio to offer advice to the public on how to keep themselves and their home safe in relation to distraction burglaries. He also discussed instances of theft from the person where the people withdraw large amounts of cash from a financial institution and become a target for criminals.

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    Gardaí at Mountjoy Garda Station are preparing for the upcoming concerts at Croke Park in May 2014. One Direction are playing over three consecutive nights on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of May to their biggest audience to date. 

    Superintendent Kevin Gralton, with responsibility for these events, was in studio to discuss issues that may arise for people attending the concerts. Anybody under sixteen years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Gardaí believe that the majority of those attending these concerts will be under 18. There are two areas where people can drop off and collect family members or friends. These areas are Mountjoy Square East and Clonliffe Road at the Mater Dei or Clonliffe college car park.

    Mountjoy Garda Station               Telephone 01 6668600

    The Gardaí at Ballyfermot Garda Station are investigating the discovery of human remains at Thornton’s waste recycling plant in Ballyfermot, Dublin on Thursday 31st July, 2014 at 11pm.

    The area was immediately preserved for a technical examination. The Gardaí examined approximately one thousand tonnes of refuse over the following four days and further remains were subsequently discovered.

    Gardaí believe the source of the refuse is from skips collected in the Dublin and wider Leinster area.

    The post mortem examination established that the remains are that of a male, twenty five to forty five years old, five foot eight inches to six foot in height. The victim had received surgery to his head, medically known as a Bilateral Decompressive Craniotomy.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing for information as to the identity of the deceased and are appealing for any information that may lead them to where and how he died.

    Telephone Clondalkin Garda Station 01 666 7600

    Gardaí at Crumlin Garda Station are investigating the double murder of Edward Ward and Brian Downes at Greenhill’s Road, Walkinstown on the 5th October 2007.

    Edward Ward and his wife arrived at Brian Downes house to discuss the sale of a car. They all spoke for a short time before Edward’s wife got back into the car. Edward and Brian continued to walk around the yard discussing the car. Two men on a motorbike drove past the house and did a u-turn. They drove towards the house and parked behind Edward’s car. The pillion passenger got off the bike and approached the yard. He was armed with a gun and shot Edward and Brian. Edward’s wife saw a commotion with people gathering. Edward and Brian were pronounced dead at the scene.

    The motorbike drove in the direction of the Walkinstown roundabout, turning left onto Walkinstown Avenue, across the Long Mile Road & Naas Road onto Kylemore Road. They turned left before the bridge onto Bluebell Avenue, then onto Bluebell Lane before turning right onto Camac Park. The bike was recovered some weeks later on the 1st November at the 5th Lock, Grand Canal. The motorbike was a large Honda Blackbird registration number 98 MH 6672.

    Edward Ward’s parents appeal for information about their son’s murder.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information about this double murder to come forward. Gardaí are hoping that with the passage of time, some people may now be in a position to offer assistance to the investigation.

    Telephone  Crumlin Garda Station on 016666200

    Drugs

    Two major concerns for the Garda National Drugs Unit at this time are the dangerous effects of new psychoactive substances and the organised criminality relating to grow houses. Since 2007 cannabis in herbal form or ‘grass’ has for the most part, been domestically cultivated rather than imported. Since this time cannabis cultivation has become one a key features of organised criminality in Ireland. Cannabis cultivation sites or ‘Grow houses’ are now a real threat and Operation Nitrogen was set up to tackle Grow Houses across Ireland.

    Gardaí at the Garda National Drugs Unit are investigating        Telephone 016669900

    Keith Byrne - Fatal Hit & Run

    Gardaí at Ardee Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to a fatal hit and run traffic collision that occurred in the early hours of Sunday the 11th May 2014.

    Thirty five year old Keith Byrne was socialising with friends in an area known as Channonrock on Saturday evening. He left to walk to his home only a short distance away. A taxi driver passing discovered Keith’s body lying on the roadway. He was later pronounced dead. Keith’s father had to identify his son. He was buried last Friday the 16th May 2014 at Louth Village Cemetery.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are making a direct appeal to the driver of the vehicle involved in this fatal collision to come forward and they will be treated sensitively.

    • Gardaí are reviewing CCTV from the area in the hope of developing this investigation and appealing to motorists who were in the area of Channonrock, Carnalogue and Monavallet between the 4.20am and 4.50am to come forward.

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to this incident to come forward.
     

    Gardaí at Adree Garda Station are investigating                    Telephone 041 685 3222

    Fiona Pender

    Gardaí at Tullamore Garda Station are re-appealing for information into the disappearance of 25 year old Fiona Pender who was last seen in August, 1996.


    Fiona was living in the Church Street area of the town with her partner. She was seven and a half months pregnant. Fiona’s family were looking forward to the arrival of her baby following the tragic death of her older brother Mark, the previous year.


    Fiona’s mother Josephine and her brother John have searched for her for over seventeen years.


    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to the disappearance of Fiona Pender to come forward.

    • Gardaí are hopeful that with the passage of time, some people may now be in a position to come forward and assist with the investigation.


    Gardaí at Tullamore Garda Station are investigating              Telephone 057 9327600

    New ten euro noteDetective Sergeant Matt Sheridan from the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation was in studio to discuss the new ten euro note due for circulation on Tuesday, 23rd September 2014.

    The note will be circulated throughout Ireland and across the Euro Zone.
    Wildhunter Items

    Gardaí at Athlone Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to a fraud incident that occurred at Wildhunter, Golden Island, Athlone.  The shop sells products for outdoor activities.  A man, who stated he worked for a company in the UK, contacted the shop and placed an order over the phone for outdoor battery packs to the value of over €6000.  He informed the staff that a woman would collect the items. Staff gave this woman the items and attempted to contact the man for payment but failed to do so.
     

    Gardaí at Athlone Garda Station are investigating            Telephone 090 6498550

    Anthony Cantillon

    Anthony Cantillon was last seen by his sister Theresa on the 25th January 1976 at 4.45 in the evening.  He said he was heading out for a short walk. No one has seen him since.


    Anthony was one of nine; he was living in the house he grew up in on Crecora Avenue, Limerick.  He was 30-years old, 5’8” medium build and had red hair.  He was described by his family as a quiet and shy man.  His identification, post office book and cheque book were left untouched. 


    At the time of his disappearance the area around Rosbrien in Limerick where he used to walk often was extensively searched. National appeals on’Garda Patrol’ and the Sunday World failed to garner any information as to his whereabouts.


    Investigators are releasing an age progression photograph which has been developed using photographs of Anthony Cantillon and his family to show how Anthony might look today. His niece Frances appeals for information on Crimecall.                          


    Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station are investigating                  Telephone: 061 214340



    The Gardaí at Dundalk Garda Station are re-appealing for information in relation to the disappearance of seventeen year old Ciara Breen who is missing from her home since 1997.

    Ciara and her mother Bernadette spent the evening of the 12th February 1997 together, having dinner at a local cafe before returning home to watch the television in their home on Bachelor’s Walk. They went to bed shortly after midnight and spoke for a few moments on Bernadette’s bed. Bernadette was due to get results of a biopsy the following day and Ciara was worried about this.

    Just before 2am Bernadette awoke to discover Ciara was not in her bed. She went downstairs and looked outside on the road but there was no sign of Ciara. The front window was open which Bernadette believes Ciara left open in order to gain access to the house on her return. Ciara never returned home.

    Extensive investigations were carried out at the time and a media appeal was made last month by the investigation team. This appeal led to new witnesses which Gardaí believe will assist the investigation. An anonymous letter was received and Gardaí are appealing to the author of this letter to come forward.
     

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to the disappearance of Ciara Breen to come forward.

    Telephone Gardaí at Dundalk Garda Station on 0429388400

    Esra UyrunGardaí at Clondalkin Garda Station are re-appealing for information into the disappearance of Esra Uyran who was last seen on Wednesday the 23rd February 2011.

    Esra left her home in Collinstown Grove, Clondalkin at around 7.15am that morning in the family car. She told her husband she was going to the shop and would be back within a few moments. Her husband was looking after their two year old son. Esra never returned home and her car was recovered later that evening in a car park in Bray.

     
    Gardaí at Clondalkin Garda Station are investigating         Telephone 01 6667600

    Missing Person Patrick Douglas

    Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the disappearance of 64 year old Patrick Douglas.

    Patrick is missing from his family home at Aldrin Walk, Coolock since Sunday the 5th January 2014. He left his home that day and travelled on the 27 Bus from Bunratty Road into Amiens Street. Patrick met a man he knew on the bus and they both travelled into town together. Patrick spoke about going to Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Sean McDermott Street and to the St.Vincent’s De Paul Shop nearby. Later in the afternoon a couple that knew Patrick saw him in Fairview. At about 5pm his nephew saw him at a bus stop outside Gandon House on Amiens Street.

    Patrick was captured on CCTV from the 31st December collecting a prescription at a pharmacy on St.Brigids Road, Artane.

    Coolock Garda Station               Telephone 01 6664200

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    The Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are looking for information in relation to missing person Paul McCarthy. Paul was twenty nine years old when he was reported missing by his family on the 15th of November 2007. He is a father of one, from Donaghmede, Dublin 13.

    The last definite sighting of him was on the 21st of September that year when he visited his mother in Grangemore Grove, Donaghmede.

    At the time he went missing, he had no permanent address and was living in hostels and on the streets.

    His brother, Gerard comes to studio to make an appeal for help.

     

    Telephone Coolock Garda Station on 016664200

    Thomas Kennedy

    The Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are appealing for information on the whereabouts of missing person Tommy Kennedy. The eighty one year old went missing from his home in Finglas Tuesday the 29th July 2014. The last definite sighting of Tommy was outside his family home at Virginia Park at 9.20pm. He was putting the bins out. Tommy’s grandson arrived home later that evening and it was then the alarm was raised.

    The Gardaí assisted by The Civil Defence and local volunteers conducted extensive searches of the Finglas area in the search for Tommy.

    On Wednesday the 20th August, Gardaí received a report of a possible sighting of Tommy from a taxi man. He remembers a man, matching Tommy’s description, hailing a taxi on Liam Mellowes Road in the early hours of Wednesday the 30th of July. The taxi brought this man to Meadowbrook in Baldoyle.

    Tommy’s family were in studio to appeal for information.  The appeal included CCTV images of Tommy in the days before his disappearance.

    Telephone Finglas Garda Station 01 666 7500

    Stephan Corrigan

    The Gardaí at Kevin Street Garda Station are continuing to investigate the disappearance of Stephan Corrigan, (DOB) 08/06/1963. Stephan was a resident at The Weir Home Hostel on Cork Street, Dublin 8. and failed to return there on Tuesday the 22nd November 2010.

    Stephen Corrigan is now 50 years old, when last seen he was wearing a long brown winter coat. He is described as 5'11" in height, of medium build with long blonde hair. He has blue eyes.  He suffers from mental health issues and has a tendency to withdraw himself from society and has been known to live on the streets.  He has been known to frequent various locations including St. Anne’s Park, Palmerston Park, Mulhuddart and Glasnevin.  

    Mr. Corrigan has not come to the attention of Gardaí and all other enquiries up to now have been unsuccessful and his family is extremely concerned for his well being.

    Gardaí at Kevin Street Garda Station are investigating             Telephone 01 6669400

    Alan Desmond Murder appeal

    Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are investigating the murder of thirty seven year old Alan Desmond who went missing from his home on Monday the 29th April 2013.

    On Saturday the 18th May, Alan’s body was discovered by children playing in a field at Killinarden Hill, Tallaght. Gardaí believe Alan was murdered shortly after he was reported missing on the 29th April.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to the movements of Alan Desmond between the 29th April and the 18th May 2013 to come forward.

    Tallaght Garda Station are investigating - Telephone 01 666 6000

    Gardaí at Balbriggan Garda Station are investigating the murder of thirty five year old Benny Whitehouse who was shot and fatally wounded on Clonard Street, Balbriggan on Thursday the 25th September 2014.


    Benny and his partner live at Ring Commons with their two young children. At 7.40am, the family woke up and prepared breakfast. The children got ready for school and the family left their home at 8.50am. They travelled towards the school, parking on Clonard Street shortly after 9am. They brought their children to the crèche and school and returned to their car. Just as they were about to clip in their seatbelts, a gunman appeared at the driver’s window and fired a number of shots at Benny. A number of people came to his aid. An ambulance arrived and administered medical assistance to him. Benny Whitehouse was pronounced dead a short time later.


    The gunman fled in a dark coloured Ford Focus that was also parked on Clonard Street. This car travelled in the direction of Harry Reynolds Road, crossed the junction, continued onto Clonard Road (known locally as Clonard Hill). The car was recovered in a field nearby. It had been set alight.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the Clonard Street and Clonard Road area on the morning of the murder to come forward.

    • The ford focus was fitted with a cloned registration number, 08MO2606. This car was stolen during a burglary at Palmerstown, Ballyfermot on the 15th of September 2014. The actual registration number is 09D3226. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen this vehicle in the Balbriggan area prior to the murder. Gardaí are also appealing to anyone with information in relation to the making of these registration number plates.

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information about a second vehicle, a blue Mitsubishi Crew Cab jeep. This vehicle was also fitted with a cloned registration number, namely, 08D43932. These registration plates were taken from a vehicle parked on Victoria Street between the 6th & 7th of September 2014.

    • The Mitsubishi jeep was recovered at Richardstown, Dunleer, Co. Louth on the 27th September, it had been set alight also.

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen this jeep in the Balbriggan area prior to the murder and are appealing to anyone who may have seen it after the murder to come forward.

    • Gardaí believe these vehicles were in the Balbriggan area prior to the murder and are appealing to anyone who may have seen them in the area of Flemington Lane to come forward.
     

    Telephone Balbriggan Garda Station on 01-8020510

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    Gardaí at Store Street Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to missing person Abraham Donovan who was last seen on the 18th of April 2011.

    Abraham was fifty years old and a talented musician. He was last seen on Buckingham Street, Dublin 1. His family are extremely worried for his safety.

    There has been no activity on his bank account or social welfare account in over three years. Abraham is described as 5”7” and 11 stone.
      

    Gardaí at Store Street Garda Station are investigating                  Telephone 01 6668000

    Declan Smith

    Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the murder of 32 year old Declan Smith.

    Declan had just dropped off his child at a crèche in Holywell Avenue, Donaghmede at 9am on Friday the 21st March 2014. A lone gunman approached him and shot him at close range. He was rushed to hospital suffering from serious injuries and he passed away a week later.
      

    Appeal:

    • This murder occurred in broad daylight outside a crèche with young children and parents present. Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to come forward or anyone who was in the area at the time and who they have not spoken to yet to come forward.

    • The gunman fled the scene on foot, he was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms, a dark jacket with the collar pulled up around his neck, a dark baseball cap and he was carrying a satchel / mail bag with a yellow stripe.

    • Gardaí believe he ran towards St.Donagh’s Road and possibly onto the Kilbarrack Road or Grange Road.

    Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are investigating                Telephone 01 6664200

    Gerry Daly

    Gardaí at Bailieboro Garda Station are investigating the murder of Gerard Daly, whose remains were found at Oristown Bog, Kells, Co. Meath on Thursday September 11th 2014.

    Gerard was missing from his home at Cornaveagh, Bailieboro, Co. Cavan, since Sunday the 26th June 2011. He was formerly from Knockmore Grove in Tallaght and moved to the Bailieboro area in recent years. Gerard’s partner and her children were staying with him the weekend of his disappearance. She left at 6pm on Sunday the 26th of June 2011 and returned to her own home. On Monday the 27th of June Gerard’s partner attempted to contact him by phone. She then contacted a friend who called to Gerard’s home and discovered the house vacant with no sign of Gerard. Gerard’s partner was the last person to see him on Sunday evening, his routine would have included tending to his dogs which he kept at the house, one of the dogs was running loose and they had not been fed. The iron gates leading to the house were left open and the keys to the house were gone. Gerard’s wallet was still in his house and he did not collect his social welfare payment the following Tuesday the 28th.

    Gardaí believe Gerard travelled to Oristown, Kells, Co. Meath with people known to him and are appealing to anyone with information about this investigation to come forward.

    Telephone Bailieboro Garda Station on 0429694570

    James Kavanagh

    Gardaí at Irishtown Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the Murder of James Kavanagh who was murdered in 2004.

    Thirty four year old James was socialising with a friend at the Seapoint House pub on Monday the 31st May 2004. The two men left the pub and went to the Ocean bar for food. They left at about 10.30pm and returned to the Seapoint house as James’s friend was collecting a bicycle he had bought the previous week. James remained in the car as his friend went to collect the bike. A man approached the passenger side door of the car and began talking to James. His friend came out of the pub with the bike and asked James to open the boot and as James reached down to pull the boot release he was stabbed by the person he was talking to through the window. This person casually walked away. His friend rushed him to St.Vincent’s Hospital nearby but he died a short time later.

     
    Appeal:

    • An extensive investigation was conducted at the time and a large number of people were interviewed in the locality who maybe watching the programme tonight. Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information or knowledge that could assist the investigation.

    • We are approaching the 10th anniversary of James Kavanagh’s death. The personal circumstances may have changed for individuals who have some knowledge regarding this murder. With the passage of time this knowledge may be playing on individuals minds. It is never too late to come forward and talk with us. This is an active investigation.

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have information regarding this murder to contact Irishtown Garda Station and help the investigation and bring closure to the Kavanagh family.

    Gardaí at Irishtown Garda Station are investigating                      Telephone 01 6669600

    Gardaí at Ballymun Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the murder of 48 year old John O’Regan who was shot dead on Tuesday, the 15th April 2014.

    John lived in Ballymun with his partner and worked as a window cleaner. He had a daily routine that usually started at 8am. However on this particular day, John left his home later than usual. He cycled through Silloge Gardens and passed his grandsons crèche and waved at him. It is believed the gunman riding a bicycle was waiting nearby. He followed John onto Gateway Avenue and fired a number of shots at John, fatally wounding him.
     

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity of Silloge Gardens, Gateway Avenue and Ballymun Road on the morning of 15th April 2014 between 08.00hrs and 08.50hrs and may have seen anything suspicious to come forward.

    • Gardaí believe the gunman may have been waiting for John O’Regan in this area for some time before the murder. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen him to come forward.

    • The gunman fled the scene on his bicycle and travelled onto the Ballymun road and crossed at the pedestrian crossing onto the city bound side of the road. He passed a number of people at the bus stop and was last spotted at the junction of Shanliss Road.

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen or recovered articles discarded by the gunman including the bicycle, a fluorescent jacket and a bag to come forward.
     
    Tuesday the 15th of April was a bright spring morning. The schools were closed due to the Easter holidays, however there was still several people travelling through the area by bus, car, bicycle and on foot that may have seen something suspicious. Gardaí are anxious to speak to anyone who has yet to come forward with information.

    Gardaí at Ballymun Garda Station are investigating                   Telephone 01 6664400

    Murder of Owen Maughan

    Gardaí at Castlebar Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the murder of 29 year old, Owen Maughan on Wednesday the 18th December 2013.

    Owen and his wife Anne lived at a Halting Site nearby. They were married for eight years and had a very close relationship. Early on the morning of the 18th of December, Owen and Anne headed into town to run a few errands. Later that afternoon they went home and Anne prepared lunch. Owen left to go to a nearby service station to fill up some water canisters.

    While Owen was at the service station, a grey BMW estate car drove into the forecourt. The front seat passenger shot Owen and fatally injured him. The BMW drove out of the forecourt at speed and travelled in the direction of Claremorris.

    Owen was brought to hospital by ambulance but lost his fight for life that evening.

     
    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information about this murder to come forward.

    • The BMW Estate car was stolen from the Clarion Hotel (now the Maldron Hotel) Dublin Airport, Co.Dublin on the 6th of December. Gardaí believe this vehicle was in the Dublin area for some time after this and would have refuelled a number of times. Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

    • The registration of the car is 06G3981. The car was fitted with cloned registration plates, this number was 09D30024.

    • This car travelled out the Claremorris road and was discovered two days later at Derryvohey. It had been destroyed by fire.

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area to come forward.

    Castlebar Garda Station                   Telephone 094 9038200

    Gardaí at Navan Garda Station are investigating the Murder of twenty six year old Paul Gallagher who was shot and fatally wounded in a field at Ballymacan, Slane, Co.Meath on Monday the 28th July 2014.

    Paul and his friend travelled towards Dundalk on the M1 motorway earlier in the day, sometime after 4pm. Paul’s friend was driving his red Volkswagen golf car. They travelled through the M1 Toll Bridge at Drogheda and may have exited the motorway at junction 14. Paul met someone at the hard shoulder and they spoke for a short time. He got back into the car and they got back onto the M1 Southbound motorway. They were seen at the Applegreen services at Castlebellingham. They had no change for the toll bridge so they exited the M1 at Drogheda. Paul directed his friend down a number of country roads. They travelled under the bridge at Oldbridge, towards Slane. They came to a farmhouse at Ballymacan. Paul got out and seemed slightly apprehensive. He got back into the car and directed his friend to return home. They stopped at the Brink Service Station in Slane and travelled on a number of country roads back to Dublin. Paul returned home.


    At around 10.30pm, Paul contacted his friend again and asked him to drive him back to Drogheda. They returned to the farm at Ballymacan. Two men may have joined them here. Paul and his friend became separated. Moments later shots were heard. Paul’s body was discovered in a field two days later.


    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who saw Paul and his friend earlier in the day on Monday the 28th July at Junction 14 and/or in the general area.

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the Tullyallen area of Drogheda and may have seen any suspicious activity.

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the Ballymacan area on this night who may have seen suspicious activity to come forward.

    • Gardaí are appealing to the driver of a Subaru car that was in the area on the Monday night to come forward.

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to the murder of Paul Gallagher to come forward.

    Telephone Navan Garda Station on 046 907 9930

    Thomas Dooley

    Gardaí at Edenderry are appealing for information in relation to the murder of sixty four year old Thomas Dooley.


    Thomas Dooley was found dead in his home at Senan Court, Edenderry, Co. Offaly on Sunday the 16th of February. Following a post mortem the investigation was upgraded to a murder investigation.


    Tom was captured on CCTV footage from a local shop on Monday the 10th of February and the next day he received his meal from the local meals on wheels service. This was the last day Tom was seen alive.


    Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to this murder to come forward.
     

    Gardaí at Edenderry Garda Station are investigating                 Telephone 046 9731290

    On-line Car Scam

    This scam involves buying cars with forged Bank Drafts and then selling the cars on for cash.


    An innocent driver is tricked into acting as a courier for the fraudster, delivering the cars and forged bank draft and collecting the cash.


    The fraudster targets cars being sold on the Internet.  He contacts the sellers, questions them about the car and agrees a price.  He usually arranges to see the car on a Thursday or Friday.  During what can be lengthy negotiations, he gets the seller to agree to accept a bank draft, he then phones before the agreed meeting, to explain he can’t come himself and is sending his driver.  His driver meets the seller of the car, checks the car and hands over the bank draft.  The bank draft is a counterfeit, but by the time the innocent seller discovers, the fraudster can’t be traced.


    In the meantime the fraudster has advertised the car for sale on another site.  The asking price is usually considerably lower than its value.  His drivers’ meets the potential buyer with the car and collects the cash.  At no point does the fraudster come face to face with the driver, the buyers or sellers of the cars.


    We reconstruct the case of how one innocent driver was duped into working for the fraudster and feature a picture of an as yet unidentified intermediary partaking in the scam.
     

    The identity is sought of the above male in connection with an ongoing fraud investigation in which vehicle are purchased through unsuspecting third parties with forged bank drafts.  This individual has handed over a number of bank drafts and accepted cash in return. 


    He is described as male, mid 40’s, with a turn in his left eye, and has a strong Dublin accent.  He travels by taxi to meet injured parties.


    Gardaí at the Stolen Motor Vehicle Investigation Unit are investigating    Telephone: 01 666 3320 / 25

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    On the 6th December last an armed robbery occurred at a post office in Duke Street, Athy. It was 9.20am and the post office was busy with customers.


    Outside, two men pulled up on a motorcycle registration number 07D33351 and met with a third man on the street.  The driver of the motorcycle remained outside as the two other raiders entered the post office. One of the raiders was wearing a motorcycle helmet and was armed with a gun, he threatened staff and customers. The second raider went behind the counter and demanded cash. He put the cash into a holdall bag.


    The man on the motorcycle drove off leaving the raiders at the post office. The raiders then hijacked a car from a woman at gun point on Duke Street.


    Appeal:

     
    • A witness saw two men wearing motorcycle helmets walking towards a silver Toyota car about 1km outside the town at Farmhill before the raid. This car travelled in the direction of the town. Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information on this car to come forward.

    • The motorcycle was later recovered in a field at Farmhill. The registration number of the motorcycle is 07D33351 and was stolen during a burglary from Weavers Hall, The Gallops, Sandyford on Wednesday the 16th April 2013. Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information on the whereabouts of this motorcycle between the months April to December to come forward.


    Gardaí at Athy Garda Station are investigating                            Telephone 059 8634210

    Gardaí at Abbeyleix Garda Station are investigating a robbery at a post office in the town of Ballinakill on Monday the 26th May 2014.

    At 9am the post master opened the post office for the day. At 9.45am, as a local woman was being served, two raiders entered the post office. One of the raiders was armed with a shotgun and the second raider was armed with a hatchet. They immediately threatened the post master and customer and demanded money. The woman managed to get to the door as the raiders threatened the post master. She alerted a neighbour who phoned the Gardaí. The raiders stole a sum of money and fled in a maroon coloured Toyota Corolla, registration number 97OY1934 towards Ballyragget.

    Appeal:

    • The Toyota Corolla registration number 97OY1934 was stolen just after midnight on the 25th May from Meelick in Portlaoise. The owner parked the car on Saturday evening. The car had very little petrol and may have refuelled in the area. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen it to come forward.

    • At 8.20am on Monday morning, a man out jogging in Vickerstown, Co. Laois saw this car with two men in it. The jogger noticed that the driver attempted to cover his face as he drove past him. They travelled through an area known as Mullen and Gardai are appealing to anyone who saw these men to come forward.

    • After the robbery, the raiders drove in the direction of Ballyragget and were last seen going through an area known as Low hill.

    • A short time later that afternoon the car was recovered in a laneway near Rhebhan Gaelic Football Club in Athy, Co.Kildare.

    Abbeyleix Garda Station are investigating - Telephone 057 873 0580

    Re-Appeal – Murder of Raonaid Murray

    The 4th September 2014 was the 15th Anniversary of the murder of 17year old Raonaid Murray. The Gardaí remain fully committed to the investigation into Raonaid’s murder. The full time Incident Room remains in situ at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station.  The Serious Crime Review Team at NBCI, Garda HQ continues to provide invaluable assistance to the investigation team at Dun Laoghaire.

    Raonaid Murray worked at a clothes shop then known as Sally West in Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre, she left the shop at approximately 9pm on the 3rd September 1999 and went with a friend to Scott’s Public House in Dun Laoghaire. She made arrangements with a friend to go to a Night Club later that night.  She left Scott’s at approximately 11.20pm to go home and change before heading to the Night Club. Her house is about a 15 minute walk from Scott's Public House. Her body was then found at Silchester Crescent in Glenageary at 12.33am, Saturday 4th September 1999, less than 500 yards from her home.

    Extensive lines of enquiries have been and continue to be pursued by the investigation team.

    Gardaí are again renewing their appeal for any information which may assist in their continued investigation.

    If any person has any information which could assist in identifying a motive for the murder of Raonaid and / or if any person has any doubts about the veracity of an alibi provided, we would appeal for your immediate assistance.  You may be unknowingly shielding a killer.

     
    Telephone Dun Laoghaire Garda Station 01 666 5000

    Gardaí at Tullamore Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to a robbery at an Antiques Shop on Thursday the 5th December last.

    It was just after 9.30am and the shop owner had just opened up for business. A few moments later, a Renault Laguna registration number 99D974 pulled up outside. Two masked and armed men got out of the car and entered the shop. They threatened the owner and demanded money. They demanded to know where the safe was and brought the owner to the office. They ransacked the office looking for cash and jewellery. The owner managed to press the panic alarm. The raiders fled the shop taking a large quantity of items with them.

    Appeal:

     
    • The Renault Laguna was sold in Dublin on the 19th of October 2013. The registration details provided by the person who bought it do not exist.

    • The car was recovered in Chancery Lane which is less than half a mile from the Antique Shop. Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the area who may have seen anything to come forward.

    Tullamore Garda Station                     Telephone 057 9327600

    Gardaí at Terenure Garda Station are investigating a robbery from a business man that occurred in the early hours of Sunday the 23rd November 2014.

    A business man left his place of work in Rathmines at 4.35am to make a cash lodgement at a night safe of a bank in Rathgar Village. When he arrived at the bank, there was a taxi parked in front of him and what appeared to be a woman using the ATM machine. As the business man approached the night safe to lodge the money he was set upon by the person at the ATM, who Gardaí now believe was a man.  He was armed with a handgun. A struggle ensued between them. As this robbery was in progress the driver of the taxi removed the business man’s car keys from his car.

    The armed man got back into the taxi and the car travelled at speed from the scene. A large sum of money was stolen during this robbery.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the Rathmines area on Saturday evening into Sunday morning and may have seen suspicious activity to come forward.

    • The car used in this robbery was a Silver Hyundai i40. It was stolen on the 19th of November 2014 in Castleknock. It was fitted with a false registration number plate, 12CE1549. This car was recovered parked in a communal car park in Harold’s Cross at 4pm on Sunday the 23rd November. The keys of this car were not recovered. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have information in relation to this vehicle to come forward.

    • The taxi roof sign was stolen on the 15th October 2014 from Blanchardstown. It was recovered on a footpath on Ferrard Road, just off Terenure Road East at 10am on Sunday the 23rd November 2014.

    • Gardaí believe the man at the ATM machine was wearing a long black wig, a panama hat and women’s clothing. The second man, the driver of the taxi is described at tall and of slim build with short dark hair and a narrow face.

    Telephone Gardaí at Terenure Garda Station on 016666400

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    Gardaí at Blanchardstown Garda Station are investigating a sexual assault that occurred at Carpenterstown Park, Dublin 15 on Saturday the 18th October 2014.

    The park is located close to several housing estates and is known locally as “Tir na Nóg Park”. At approximately 7.30am a woman entered the park from the entrance located  on Diswellstown road, Lutterellstown. As the woman was waking through the park making her way to work she was grabbed from behind and assaulted. The suspect restrained the woman using a belt which he placed around her neck.

    During the assault the woman was punched several times to the side of her forehead. She fell to the ground at this point. The woman had managed to make her way to the gate located beside the Community College. At this point she was ordered by her assailant to remove some of her clothing. She refused and managed to escape running to a nearby shopping centre.

    Description of suspect

     
    • Five foot eight / five foot nine in height, clean shaven and spoke with a European type accent, wearing a grey hooded top and dirty beige trousers. The man had braces on his teeth.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the vicinity of the park before or during the assault to come forward.

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen the man leaving the park and

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who after considering the description of the man is in a position to make a nomination, to come forward.

    Telephone Gardaí Blanchardstown Garda Station ph 01 6667000

    Gardaí at Pearse Street Garda Station are investigating a shooting at a public house on Mount Street Lower, Dublin 2 on Saturday the 30th August 2014.

    Two masked and armed men entered the pub through the front door. One of the men remained at the door attempting to control the customers. The second armed man ran through the pub and shot two men. They fled the pub and got into a dark coloured car that was parked across the road. Both men were treated in hospital for their injuries.

    CCTV captured the car outside the pub, Gardaí believe it is a Volkswagen Highline Passat saloon car, 2006 to 2010 model.

     

    Telephone Pearse Street Garda Station on 016669000

    Discovery of Human Remains, Inagh, Galway

    On the 8th December 2006 human remains were discovered by hunters shooting in the woods near Lough Inagh, in Connemara. The Garda investigation established that the remains were that of a man and that the he may have died the previous year. Extensive examinations were conducted by the Galway West Coroner and Dundee University and a DNA Profile was created. A composite picture of what the man may have looked like was created and distributed through Interpol.

    Investigations led to Germany and the man’s image was released to the press and media appealing for information on his identification with particular focus in the Neumunster area. Two people came forward believing they recognised the man, one man thought it might be his brother who had travelled to Ireland in 2005.

    In September 2014 DNA profiles and dental records were checked against this possible match and the man was identified as Arno Schmitz.

    His brother Brent travelled to Ireland to visit the area where his brother Arno was laid to rest.

    Re-Appeal – Murder of Raonaid MurrayThis month’s Crime Prevention segment included a feature offering advice to our student population, many of whom are starting college and moving away from home for the first time. The programme broadcasted a mini feature highlighting the precautions that students should take to protect both themselves and their property.

    Stay safe on campus leaflet

    Crime Prevention page
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    Gardaí at Pearse Street Garda Station are investigating a theft from a person which occurred on Adelaide Road, Dublin 2 on the 6th July 2013 between the hours of 03.00am and 03.15am.


    The injured party was walking home on Adelaide Road heading for Charlemount Street after a night out with friends when a male came up from behind him and began making conversation with him.  The man subsequently took the injured parties arm and placed it around his shoulder as if to be holding him arm in arm.  He then threw the injured party to the ground whilst still holding his arm and proceeded to take his watch from his wrist. The suspect fled from the scene and made his escape via Peters Place.


    Description of Watch:


    The watch is a Rolex and is valued at over €6000.  It is described as a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust model in stainless steel with white precious metal bezel serial no 60/z203622.  Model No 116234.  It bares no engravings or markings however it might have been offered for sale to someone around this time.
     

    Gardaí at Pearse Street Garda Station are investigating               Telephone: 01 666 9000

    Re-Appeal – Murder of Raonaid MurrayOn this month’s traffic segment, Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to discuss Cycling.

    Cycling is a safe pastime, however there is a sharp increase in cyclist road fatalities.

    There is a high risk period ahead with an expected increase in cyclists, returning to school and college.

    The need for visibility and adherence to all the rules of the road is vital for safety, as is the need for drivers to pay extra attention to cyclists, as we all share the road.

    In 2012 sixteen motorcyclists were killed on the roads. Last year that number increased to twenty seven. Most fatalities occur during the summer months, from May until the end of September.

    There have been five motorcycle fatalities since the end of May. Seán Dixon suffered a brain injury in a motorcycle collision in July 2011 near Raheny in North Dublin. Included in the feature is an interview with Sean during which he discusses his experience.

    Dr. Áine Carroll of the National Rehabilitation Hospital talked about the spinal injuries, amputation and traumatic brain injuries they deal with when treating motorbike crash survivors.

    On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Coughley was in studio to discuss motorists who drive in excess of the speed limit. He highlighted some examples of bad driving practices by motorists. He also discussed the National Slow Down Day on the 24th & 25th of October.
    On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Coughley was in studio to remind viewers to get their vehicles “winter ready”. He illustrated safety aspects on vehicles that drivers need to be aware of, such as tyres, lights, fog lamps, wipers etc. He highlighted bad driving practices during previous bad weather conditions on the countries roads and offer advice on how to remain safe on the roads this winter.

    On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to discuss "Impaired Driving", which is the main focus of the Christmas Enforcement Campaign running from December 2014 to January 2015.

    Garda Cloughley discussed the recent legislation under the Road Traffic Act in relation to “drug driving” (the ability to perform drug impairment tests at the side of the road), plus the ability to obtain a blood sample from an unconscious or incapacitated person in a hospital

    Enter Text HereOn this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to focus on “red lights". Some drivers don't see red light and some drivers choose not to see it, either way it can lead to a road traffic collision.

    Garda Cloughley highlighted this behaviour and illustrated the danger involved when someone breaks a red light.
     

     

     

     

    On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to announce details of The National Slow Down Day that marked the start of the June Bank Holiday.  

    On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to focus on human errors on the road.  In 2013, we ended up with 190 fatalities, the first increase year on year since 2006.  The vast majority of collisions, and therefore injuries or fatalities are caused by some kind of human error, whether by one or a number of people and also whether totally accidental or somewhat deliberate.

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    On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to focus on commercial driving and driving for work.  It's estimated that up to 30% of collisions involve someone who is driving in connection with work, whether it be a sales rep or a heavy goods vehicle driver amongst others.

    Garda Cloughley highlighted this by showing some footage capturing commercial drivers making mistakes including an actual collision

    On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was be in studio to focus on motorways and dual carriageways. Statistically these roads are regarded as the safest roads however mistakes are often made by drivers and others. Garda Cloughley also discussed what has been happening on our countries roads over the last 3 months.

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    Gardaí also want to highlight two incidents where unusual items of property were stolen. The first incident relates to a burglary at Howthview Park, Donaghmede on Thursday the 13th March 2014 where a number of expensive and unique items of jewellery were stolen including Auer Plutus 4 watch winder box containing watches. 

     

    The second incident relates to a number of thefts at Ross Castle, Ross Road, Killarney in November 2012. Outboard engines were stolen from boats moored at the canal. 

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    Gardaí are launching a Flickr Account on this website containing a treasure trove of over 150 images of property including Jewellery and Electrical goods. Gardaí have this property in their possession and want to reunite the property with the owner(s).

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    The Gardaí at Ennistymon Garda Station are investigating the recovery of the body of an unidentified male off the Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare at 14:20hrs on the 30th July 2010. Doolin Search and Rescue Team were deployed and recovered the body. The search team believed the body may have been in the water for approximately ten days. The body was badly decomposed and all facial features were destroyed.

    The body was pronounced dead and the local County Coroner gave permission to remove the body and transport it to Limerick Regional Hospital. The body was naked with exception of socks and shoes. The make of the shoes could not be determined but they were black runners with a Velcro strap fastening. A label inside the shoes read “Indonesia and Budapest” which were presumably the countries of manufacture. There were no specific or distinguishing features on the body.

    The body was photographed and efforts were made to take a fingerprint sample by the Scenes of Crime Unit. Due to the condition of the body this was not possible. A palm-print was successfully taken and forwarded for analysis.

    On the 13th August 2014, an Orthodontist who examined the teeth expressed an opinion there had been some dental work carried out, most likely in mainland Europe. Bodily samples were taken from the body for DNA profiling. A DNA profile was created and circulated through Interpol with a view to establishing the identity of the body. To date this has been unsuccessful.

    A post mortem examination on the body was carried out by Dr. Marie Cassidy at Limerick Regional Hospital on the 2nd September 2014. The examination indicated the body was that of a white adult male. The age could not be determined other than he was an adult. He was 179 centimetres in height. The hair was mostly detached although there was a little dark hair at the temples. His teeth were natural and there appeared to be a short dark moustache and beard. There were no tattoos or scars visible on the body.

    The County Coroner arranged for scans of the body to be forwarded to the Craniofacial Identification unit at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, University of Dundee, Scotland. The centre is home to some of Europe’s most experienced experts in the field of craniofacial reconstruction and the sciences of facial reconstruction. The skull and three post mortem photographs of the deceased were examined and a craniofacial reconstruction of the skull was produced. The images were circulated through Interpol to European Police Forces in an effort to identify the deceased. To date there has been no positive identification of the deceased through Interpol.

     
    Gardaí are appealing for the public's assistance to identify this male.

     

    Telephone Ennistymon Garda Station on 0657072180

    Murder of Jason Carroll

    Gardaí at Clondalkin Garda Station are re-appealing for information in relation to the murder of 39 year old Jason Carroll who was shot outside his family home at Cherrywood in Clondalkin, Dublin 22 on the 29th August 2013 at approximately 10.30 pm.
     

    Earlier that evening Jason visited his mother’s house at Harelawn estate. He left shortly after 10pm and travelled to his own house in Cherrywood, Clondalkin.

    Jason parked on the roadway near his house and walked into the driveway. He was only a short distance from his front door when he was shot a number of times by a man armed with a handgun and fatally wounded.

    The gunman ran from the driveway where he got into a Renault Clio bearing false registration plates 07 WW 2407. The correct registration of this car is 06 D 27115.The car was stolen during a burglary in Sandyford sometime between 23/9/2012 and 5/10/2012, some 11 months earlier.

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    • Gardaí investigating the murder of Jason Carroll on the 29th August 2013 at 20 Cherrywood Drive, Clondalkin have established that Jason drove to the Campus Oil Filling Station, Ashbourne on the night of his murder.  He arrived there at 21.15hrs and was driving a 3 series BMW estate registration number 08D76244.  He drove across the forecourt of the garage and parked up. At 21.19hrs, 4 minutes later, a 5 series BMW drove through the forecourt and parked beside Jason Carroll’s car.  Jason got into the passenger side of this BMW and remained in the car for some time. Jason then drove from the forecourt to Dublin at 21.36hrs approx.

    • The investigation team have also established that the car used in the murder, a red Renault Clio, registration number 06D27115 was parked at Herberton Apartments, St Anthonys Road, Dublin 8 for a number of weeks prior to the murder, while there it was fitted with false registration plates 07WW2407.   

    • Gardaí are appealing to the driver of the 5 series BMW car at Campus Oil in Ashbourne to come forward. Gardaí are also appealing to members of the public that may have any information in relation to the driver and/or user of this vehicle or any sightings of these cars at Campus Oil on the 29/08/13 to come forward.

    • Gardaí are appealing for information in relation to the burglary and subsequent unauthorised taking of the Renault Clio. Gardaí are also looking for information in relation to the movements of this car especially around the Herberton Apartments in the weeks prior to the murder of Jason Carroll on the 29th August 2013. 

    Gardaí at Clondalkin Garda Station are investigating          Telephone 01 6667600