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January 26

The Gardaí at Thurles Garda Station are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred at a house at Lisdonowley, Moyne, Thurles, Co. Tipperary on Wednesday the 3rd December 2014.

At approximately 5.45pm, the injured party, an 83 year old man was at home alone. There was a knock at the door and the man asked who was there. He opened the door and two masked and armed men pushed the man into the house. They immediately threatened him looking for money. One of the raiders pushed the man onto the couch and held him there. This raider was armed with a lump hammer.

As this incident was happening, a neighbour drove by the house and noticed a blue saloon car, registration number, 01D40736, parked outside the house. The neighbour noted the registration number as he felt there was something amiss. He pulled into the side of the road and rang the injured party. The raiders pulled the phone from wall.

The raiders left taking the man’s mobile phone. The neighbour saw this car as it drove by him and the raiders made their getaway.

The neighbour ran towards the man’s house and discovered him in a state of shock and contacted the Gardaí

Appeal:

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the vicinity of Moyne on the evening of the 3rd of December between the hours of 4.30pm and 6pm to come forward.

• Gardaí believe a blue Mercedes C180 2 litre petrol car, registration number 01D40736 was used by the suspects.  Did you see this car in the Lisdonowley area on the evening of the 3rd December?

• This vehicle was sold by the previous owner on the 21st November 2014 at KIlmallock, Co.Limerick. Gardai would like to know the whereabouts of this vehicle and who has possession of it currently. 

• Gardaí would like to identify the person who purchased this vehicle and who is captured on CCTV footage at a service station at Clarina.

Gardaí at Thurles Garda Station  are investigationg - Telephone 0504425100

Adrian Donohoe

The Gardaí at Dundalk Garda Station continue to investigate the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe who was fatally wounded by an armed man during the course of a robbery at Lordship Credit Union on Friday the 25th January 2013.

The Gardaí would like to remind the public that the investigation is ongoing and is receiving co-operation of external law enforcement agencies.

An Garda Síochána would like to remember Adrian, his wife Caroline and their children and wider family on the second anniversary of his death.

Gardaí at Dundalk Garda Station are investigating - Telephone 0429388400

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The Gardaí at Donnybrook Garda Station are appealing to the public for help in relation to a burglary that occurred at a house at Fosterbrook, Booterstown, Co. Dublin between Saturday the 20th December 2014 at 12pm and 4pm on Sunday the 21st December 2014.

The house was ransacked with various items missing including an iPad and jewellery.

In addition, one item of particular sentimental value taken was an Urn, described as a three inch by three inch wooden box with a stainless steel lid. The Urn contained the ashes of the family’s baby son who died aged 29 months.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone with any information about this burglary or to anyone who may know the current location of the Urn to come forward and assist this investigation and the family.

Gardaí at Donnybrook Garda Station are investigationg telephone 016669200

On this month’s Crime Prevention segment Sergeant Kelvin Courtney was in studio to offer advice to retailers on how to safeguard their property against theft, with back reference to distractions thefts featured on the programme.

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The Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station are appealing for information on Missing Person Aengus (Gussie) Shanahan who is missing from his home in Ashbrook, Limerick since February 2000.


Twenty year old Gussie worked in Dell, he normally travelled to and from work using varies methods of public transport. Gussie didn’t drive and did not own a mobile phone. On Friday the 11th February 2000, Gussie finished work at 3pm. He got paid that day and travelled to Limerick City and withdrew £100 from a Bank of Ireland ATM. His father Bob worked at the bank and Gussie met him there and returned £60 he had borrowed from him the week before. Gussie then went across the road to Supermacs and met a friend. They discussed their plans for the evening. Gussie and two close friends travelled to a public house known at the time as Cooper’s Bar on St. Joseph’s Street. They had a couple of sociable drinks and chatted with other customers in the bar. The two friends were renting a house across the road from the pub. Shortly after 9pm one of the friends went home to prepare some food. The other friend followed shortly afterwards. It was arranged that Gussie would stay with them for the night. Gussie remained in the bar and had another drink.

He made two phone calls to some other friends to see if they wanted to meet up with him later in the night. One of the friend’s phone was unanswered and the other was working on an early shift the following morning so passed on the invitation.

Gussie was captured on CCTV leaving the pub and crossing the road towards his friend’s house. A witness recalled how she saw Gussie raise his hand as if to knock on the door and then lower it again. He did not knock on the door. He placed a bottle of beer he was holding onto the ground and put his jacket on and walked towards a laneway known locally as School Alley Lane. Gussie was never seen again.


An extensive investigation followed and several areas and rivers were searched. Gussie’s family have travelled the country looking for answers.

His Mother and Father, Bob & Nancy appeal for help from the public in the hope of finding Gussie. He would have been 35 years old on the 23rd of January.

Appeal:

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to the disappearance of Aengus (Gussie) Shanahan to come forward.

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen Gussie on this Friday night or early the following morning to come forward, especially Taxi Drivers in the limerick area.

Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station are investigationg - Telephone 061214340

Adrian Donohoe

The Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are continuing to investigate the double murder of Mark Noonan and Glen Murphy that occurred on Tuesday the 23rd November 2010 at approximately 11.42pm at Tesco Clearwater Service Station, Finglas, Dublin 11.

Both men travelled to the service station in Mark’s Toyota Avensis car registration number 05D86211. A BMW saloon vehicle registration number 06D13665 pulled into the forecourt of the service station and a number of shots were discharged from the vehicle wounding and killing both men who died at the scene. The BMW drove out of the service station and travelled onto the Finglas dual carriage way. They travelled onto the M50 and exited at the M50/M1 Junction. They travelled up the M1 and drove through the M1 Toll Plaza at Drogheda, Co. Meath.

Appeal:

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to this case to come forward. Four years on, this case is still very sensitive for the victim’s families especially in the knowledge that it was a case of mistaken identity.

• Crimecall’s assistance has proven invaluable in the past in relation to this investigation and it is hoped will continue to be of further assistance on this occasion. This case is a live investigation with leads being actively pursued including information received during the last appeal. 

• Investigators believe that many persons of interest to this investigation have left the jurisdiction in recent years. However they are satisfied that there are those who remain within the jurisdiction that are in a position to assist the investigation.

• In particular they are appealing to partners and associates, who at the time of this double murder had forged relationships with the people involved and who may now be in a position to assist Gardaí.

Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigationg - Telephone 016667500

On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to offer advice to all road users. The segment included a filmed piece that offered advice to all road users but especially highlighted the dangers encountered by some of the more venerable road users, including pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

Two survivors of pedestrian and motorcycle collisions were interviewed, both of whom suffered brain injuries as a result.

The first victim Roberta Connolly was struck by a car on her way home from school, when she was a ten-year-old child. Now in her mid-thirties Roberta shared with us the impact this road collision has had on her life. Another victim Seán Dixon, who came off a motorbike in 2011, explains the impact his collision has had on his life. 

Roberta is wheelchair bound and uses a light writer communication device to communicate. Seán has struggled with his anger and memory loss. 

Richard Curtis from Acquired Brain Injury Ireland talked to us about the life experiences of the survivors and the kinds of support ABII offer. 

Video of the segment is available here with thanks to Crimecall