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2017

    Gardaí at Donnybrook and Dundrum Garda Stations are investigating a number of aggravated burglaries that occurred between Wednesday 3rd May 2017 and Tuesday 16th May 2017 at three separate public houses in the area.

    On Wednesday 3rd May 2017 at The 51 Bar on Haddington Road, Dublin 4, the bar manager and a customer were the only people left in the pub, it was approximately 1am. The manager was cleaning up and the customer preparing to leave. Two masked and armed men entered the pub, one of the men was armed with a firearm and the second man was armed with a kitchen knife. They threatened the bar manager demanding that he open the safe. They tied his hands behind his back and told him to get on the floor. The man with the knife tied the customer’s hands behind his back using cable ties. The men placed the money into a bag and fled the pub to a waiting dark coloured saloon car parked opposite the entrance to Bar 51.

    Ten days later, shortly after 2am on Saturday 13th May at Ashton’s public house on Clonskeagh Road, Dublin 6, while two members of staff were locking up at the front door, two masked and armed men approached them and pushed them back into the main bar where they tied their hands with cable ties. They demanded access to the safe but could not gain access.

    The men left on foot in the direction of Ranelagh.

    On Tuesday, 16th May 2017, at around 12.24am at the Willows public house in Dundrum, a bar man had finished locking up and was walked across the car park at the front of the pub when he was grabbed by two men. One man was armed with a knife and the other with a handgun. They forced the barman to re-open the pub and searched the premises looking for cash. They searched the tills in the bar and lounge. They used an electrical cable to tie the barman’s hands behind his back. They fled from the scene in a dark coloured saloon car.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí were focusing their appeal on the similarities between the descriptions and the clothing worn by the men involved in these incidents.

    • As the men exited Bar51, they were seen getting into a dark coloured saloon car, Gardaí were appealing to anyone with information about this car to come forward.

    • Gardaí were asking the public, to consider the descriptions / modus operandi, together with the CCTV footage and to provide any information that may progress these investigation

    Gardaí at Donnybrook Garda Station are investigating    Phone 01 666 9200

    Gardaí at Longford Garda Station are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred at an apartment complex on Market Square, Longford in the early hours of Monday 31st October 2016.

    A mother and her four year old son were at home in their apartment in Market Square, they were both asleep in bed by 10.30pm that evening. At approximately 3am the woman woke up after hearing a loud bang. Two men broke into the apartment through the locked front door, they spoke to each other in Russian. They were joined by a third man who was Irish. The woman was confronted by the men who demanded money. They tied her up with cable ties and assaulted her during the incident.

    The men stole a quantity of cash, a purse containing bank cards, a laptop & mobile phones. The duration of the incident took between two and three hours, the woman later attended a local doctor with her injuries.

    Description of Men

    • 1: Possibly eastern European speaking English and Russian, around six foot tall, normal build, short blond hair, blue/grey eyes and a circular tattoo on his upper left arm wearing a dirty white dust mask over his face.

    • 2: Possibly eastern European speaking English and Russian, slightly shorter than the first man but heavier, short thick dark hair and wearing dark clothes.

    • 3: The third man was possibly Irish in his late teens or early twenties. He was wearing a blue jacket with black stripes along the sleeves. His hood was up with strings tightened around his face. 

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information in relation to the three men involved in this incident to come forward.

    • This incident occurred in the early hours of the Bank Holiday Monday of the Halloween Bank Holiday weekend.  Gardaí are appealing to any person who may have been in Longford town area between 1am and 6am on the 31 October to contact Gardaí.

    • The items that were taken during this incident have not been recovered – Gardaí are appealing to anybody who may have come across laptops, mobile phones, a rectangular orange wallet with a gold clip and chain or identification, pps cards.  If anybody found these items to hand into their local Garda Station.

    • Gardaí are appealing to any person who has information on this crime no matter how insignificant to please contact Longford Garda station, any Garda Station, or to Contact Crime Stoppers.

    Longford Garda Station on 043 33500570

    The Gardaí at Murroe Garda Station, are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred on Thursday 30th March 2017 at approximately 12.30am.

    The victim, who runs a service station in the town had just closed up for the evening, it was 10pm. He drove home, just 4km away where he remained for thirty minutes, he arranged to meet friends and left for a few hours. He returned home shortly after midnight. He prepared to lock up the house and go to bed, as he approached the rear patio door, four masked and armed men entered and pushed him to the floor. They tied his hands and feet with cable ties.

    The armed men demanded money and believed there was a safe in the house, but there was no money or a safe in the house. They questioned the man about the service station demanding the keys and the alarm codes.

    Two of the men stayed with the victim as two of the men left and went to the service station where they entered the garage and stole a quantity of cash and cigarettes. After a period of time the two men who remained at the house left. The victim managed to free himself and raise the alarm.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí were appealing to anyone in the Murroe area between the evening of Wednesday, March 29th and the early hours of March 30th to come forward.
    • Suspect 1: Six foot in height of heavy build with a strong Limerick accent, possibly in his fifties wearing a black balaclava, jacket, boots and gloves.
    • Suspect 2: Five foot ten inches in height of heavy build, spoke with a Limerick accent, appeared to be in his fifties. He wore dark clothing, a black balaclava and gloves.
    • Suspect 3: Five foot eight inches in height of heavy build spoke with a Limerick accent. He wore a dark brown coat, dark coloured pants and brown boots with laces.
    • Suspect 4: Five foot nine inches in height of thin build, spoke with a Limerick accent. He wore a black bomber style jacket. He wore his pants tucked into his boots, black balaclava and gloves. He was armed with a revolver type handgun and was particularly aggressive.
    • It is believed the men used a silver saloon type car, with alloys wheels and a sunroof.
    • Gardaí were appealing to anyone in a position to progress the investigation having considered the suspect/car descriptions.
    Anyone with information in relation to this crime or as to the identity of those involved. Anyone who noticed any suspicious activity, not matter how insignificant they believe it to be, on the night in question or in the weeks preceding this crime.

    Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station are investigating         Tel: (061) 214 340

    Gardaí at Clonmel Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at a garage in Cloneen, Co Tipperary on Saturday, the 24th September 2016.

    At around 8.30pm the owner served his last customer, locked up for the evening and went home. He made himself some tea and settled in to watch television for the evening. Shortly before 9pm he heard loud knocks on the front door, but after hearing nothing else, he continued to watch the television. About 30 minutes later he heard a noise coming from the kitchen and as he was walking towards the kitchen he was approached by two masked men. They wrestled him to the ground.

    One of the men stayed with the owner while the second man searched the house, looking for money. After finding some they continued asking the owner for more money and where was the safe. There was no safe, they tied the man up and locked him into a bedroom.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí would like to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of Cloneen on the evening of the Saturday, September 24th.
    • Gardaí have established that two vehicles were seen outside the premises at the time of the Burglary. The first is described as a crew cab, show room condition, possibly black or navy with chrome to the front. The second is described as a wine Toyota Corolla.
    • Gardaí have also established that a silver Volkswagan Caddy Maxi van was seen in the area at the time of the burglary and are appealing to anyone with information as to the identity of the driver of this vehicle to come forward.
    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in the days or weeks before the incident to come forward.
    • Anyone with information as to the identity of those responsible to come forward

    Gardaí at Clonmel Garda Station are investigating - 052 6177 640

    Gardaí at Newbridge Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at College Orchard estate on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at approximately 8.50pm.

    The injured party was at home alone and was in her bedroom relaxing. Three men gained entry to the back garden and broke into the house via the back patio door. The injured party was alerted by noise coming from downstairs and went to her bedroom door. One of the men pushed open her door and punched her in the face causing her to fall. He demanded to know where was the money. He was joined by a second man and they ransacked her bedroom. There was a third man ransacking the bedrooms at the front of the house. The injured party was brought out onto the landing where her hands and feet were tied together using a laptop cable. The three men continued to search the house. One of the men had a screwdriver.

    As one of the men was in the master bedroom the injured party’s mother returned home and drove into the driveway. The men fled over a neighbours wall. Gardaí believe they made their getaway in a small silver car.

    Description of Suspects

    Suspect # 1 5”8 – 5”9 Heavy Build with large gut Local country accent Wearing black jacket, black runners and was armed with a screwdriver

    Suspect # 2 5”8 – 5”9 Slim Build Strong Dublin Accent Brown Eyes Wearing Baseball cap with Nike logo, black jumper with white strings on hood, black skinny tracksuit bottoms

    Suspect # 3 5”10 Stocky Build Strong Dublin Accent Brown Eyes Wearing wool hat, grey scarf, black jacket, black gloves, black tracksuit bottoms, black runners

    Appeal

    • Gardaí believe the three men travelled to and from the College Orchard estate in a small silver car, 8.50pm and 9.10pm.

    • CCTV captured the 3 men as they entered the back garden and broke into the house through the patio door, Gardaí would like the public to examine this footage together with the descriptions provided in the hope someone may be in a position to identify them.

    Gardaí at Newbridge Garda Station are investigating tel: (045) 431 212

    On this month’s programme, Acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó’Cualáin was in the studio to give an overview of the year from a Policing perspective. The Commissioner addressed a number of topics, including Operation Thor, tackling crime including organised criminal gangs, road safety and community safety. Commissioner Ó’Cualáin also addressed the difficult year An Garda Síochána had in terms of corporate reputational damage as a result of the breath test and penalty points issues and reassured the public that these mistakes will not be repeated.

    The Gardaí at Greystones Garda Station are investigating a burglary that occurred at a bank on Church Road in the early hours of Friday 25th November 2016.

    Four men were captured by CCTV cameras driving around the town prior to the Burglary in a grey coloured Audi A6 Estate car. They arrive at the bank and reverse onto the pavement directly outside the door. The driver remains at the wheel, while the other three, set to work on gaining access to the bank’s ATM machine. They are disturbed by a passing motorist and at this point hide themselves out of view and the equipment, (No description of motorist or car). They then continue to use the equipment to causes an explosion and damage to the machine.

    They then access the bank and the rear of the machine, where they take cash that they place in bags. One of the bags appeared to be yellow. They flee the bank leaving behind a crow bar and maul. The make their getaway in the direction of the N11.

    Appeal:
    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the Greystones area between 4am and 4.30am to come forward.

    • Gardaí are appealing to any passengers either boarding or already on the Air Coach that departed from opposite the bank at 4.15am • Gardaí are appealing to the motorist that drove by the bank at shortly after 4.20am

    • Gardaí are interested in any sightings of the Audi A6 estate, dark grey, (gun barrel grey), possibly 2011/2012 model. Unusual alloy wheels, silver roof rails (distinctive) and a sunroof.

    • Two cars we seen travelling in convoy with the Audi as it left the scene, one of which has yet to be identified. Described as a small silver hatchback, with red writing on the side

    • Gardaí want to speak to anyone who has information or knows the identity of the suspects to come forward.

    Gardai at Bray Garda Station are investigating - telephone 01 666 5300

    Burglary in GlasnevinGardaí at Ballymun Garda Station are investigating a burglary that occurred at a house on Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9 on Tuesday 15th November.

    A number of musical instruments were stolen, including a 1960 Fender Stratocaster Fiesta Guitar, red in colour. The estimated value is up to €100K. The owner is an avid musician and bought the guitar in 1962 and has had it ever since.

    Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have information in relation to whereabouts of this guitar to come forward.

    Gardaí at Ballymun Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 4400

    The Gardaí at Howth Garda Station, are investigating a cash in transit Robbery that occurred on Friday 21st April 2017 at approximately 11.45am.

    The security van was making a delivery at Bayside Shopping Centre and parked on the road beside the local shop. At the same time a black Opel Vectra car registration number 01D31373 drove past the security van and made a u-turn before parking a short distance behind the van on Bayside Boulavard East.

    As the security guard was taking a cash box into the shop a man got out of the rear passenger seat of the Opel Vectra car and ran towards the security guard. He was armed with a handgun and pointed it at him. He told him to drop the cash box. The man picked up the box and ran to the waiting Opel Vectra car and got into the rear passenger seat.

    The Opel Vectra car drove into Bayside Train Station at Sutton Park, two men got out of the car and used a consaw in an attempt to open the cash box. An amount of coloured dye exploded in the box. The men put the cash into a bag and fled on foot through an underpass from the train station leading to Seagrange Park. They walked along the footpath adjacent to the train station towards Seacliffe Drive. There was a continuous trail of blue dye from the train station to Seacliffe Drive where it ends.

    Description of Suspects:

    • Suspect 1:  # White Male # 5”8” to 5”9” in Height # Slim Build # Grey Tracksuit  # Beige Baseball Cap # Dark Runners with white sole # Dark Gloves

    • Suspect 2: 

    # White Male # 5'6” to 5'8” in Height # Heavy Build # Green Puffa Jacket with Hood Up # Grey Beanie Hat # Dark Scarf # Driver of Opel Vectra Car # Carried Consaw in left hand

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí appealed to anyone in the Bayside / Sutton Park / Tonlegee Road or the Kilbarrack Road area on the morning of Friday 21st April 2017 who may have seen the black Opel Vectra Car registration number 01D31373.

    • Gardaí appealed to anyone at Bayside Train Station and Seacliffe Drive area at approximately 11.50am who saw two men carrying a bag and a consaw. Gardaí were particularly interested in the movements of the two men at Seacliffe Drive and believe they may have got into a second car here.

    • Gardaí appealed to retailers, vendors etc who have received €20 notes with blue dye on them to come forward.

    • Gardaí appealed to anyone with information in relation to this crime to come forward.

    Gardaí at Howth Garda Station are investigating Phone 01 6664900

    Gardaí at Mountjoy Garda Station are investigating a cash in transit robbery that occurred outside a bank on Mobhi Road in Glasnevin on Wednesday 13th September 2017 at approximately 3.40pm.

    The security van driver was working on the northside of Dublin and was making a deposit at a bank on Mobhi Road. A silver Sean Leon car, registration number 02DL9127 was captured on CCTV stopped at the traffic lights at the opposite junction. When the lights changed the car drove across the junction and pulled up beside the security van, a man armed with a crowbar got out of the rear passenger seat and ran towards the driver demanding the cash box. The security driver dropped the box and the man grabbed it and ran back to the waiting car and got back into the rear passenger seat.

    The car travelled from Fairfield road and turned left onto Daneswell Road, then left onto Botanic Avenue before turning right onto Glasnevin Hill where it was captured on CCTV passing the Tolka House pub. The car drove into the Bon Secours Hospital towards the back of the hospital. The rear passenger got out with the cash box and ran down a laneway beside the Havan estate towards Church Avenue. The driver set the car alight before running away.

    Description of Suspect 1

    • 20 – 30 years old

    • 5’6 – 5’8 • Slim build

    • Wearing a light grey jumper and dark bottoms

    • Black runners with white sole

    Description of Suspect 2 (driver)

    • 20 – 30 years old

    • 5’6 – 5’8

    • Slim build

    • Black or dark navy jumper with black bottoms

    • Black runners with white sole

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the Botanic Avenue / Gardens/ Fairfield Road area of Glasnevin on the afternoon of Wednesday 13th September 2017 who may have seen the silver Seat Leon car, registration number 02DL9127 to come forward.

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may know the whereabouts of the car between 9th August and the date of the robbery, the 13th. Did you notice the vehicle parked in your area, underground car park, or on your road?

    • The cash box has not yet been recovered – Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have information about this to come forward.

    • Finally Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen two men matching the suspect’s description after they exited Church Avenue to come forward with whatever information they can.

    Gardaí at Mountjoy Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 8600

    Cash in transit robbery Lucan on the 3.10.17Gardaí at Lucan Garda Station are investigating a cash in transit robbery that occurred on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 on Main Street, Lucan at approximately 12.20pm.

    The security van driver was making a delivery to a bank on the Main Street when a green Volkswagen Golf registration number 04WH3679 pulled up behind the security van and the front passenger got out and ran towards the driver, he was armed with a handgun and demanded the cashbox. The driver dropped the cashbox and the man grabbed the box and ran back towards the waiting car.

    The car was recovered at Riverforrest estate, Leixlip, it had been set alight.

    CCTV captured the VW Golf prior to the robbery at the Riverforrest Shopping centre, this car was purchased using a false name on in June, Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have information as to where this car was stored between June and the date of the robbery.   

    Gardaí at Lucan Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 7300

    On this month’s Crime Prevention Segment Sergeant Amanda Flood was in studio to discuss a number of crimes, including

    • Assaults

    • Public Order Offences

    • Criminal Damage

    • Thefts

    Sergeant Flood discussed these matters in more detail and offered advice and tips on how best to keep yourself and your property safe.

    Sergeant Flood also discussed Halloween Safety Advice in relation to fireworks found in the possession of persons. An Garda Síochána are asking that parents be responsible in ensuring that their children do not cause injury to themselves or others during Halloween.

    To assist with delivering a message of safety, An Garda Síochána has developed a "Stay Safe on Halloween" presentation aimed at parents and adults in the community, and also a “Halloween Safety” presentation which is suitable for secondary school children and activity sheets aimed towards primary school children. For more information on these or to get a copy, contact your local community Gardaí who will be able to assist you.

    On this month’s Crime Prevention Segment Sergeant Amanda Flood was in studio to discuss An Garda Síochána’s Crime Prevention Initiative “Campus Watch” which was initially introduced to third level institutions twenty years ago in 1997 and now has over fifty active Campus Watch schemes, which are supported by Community Gardaí across Ireland.

    Campus Watch is based on the same principle of “Community Policing in Partnership”, as Neighbourhood & Business Watch and its primary objective is to make campuses and their environs a safer place.

    During this academic year Garda Campus Watch Liaisons, in partnership with the Students Union, will host specific themed clinics on topics such as Anti Social Behaviour, Personal Safety, Drug Awareness and Cyber Crime. For more information on Campus Watch please visit the Garda website here

    On this month’s Crime Prevention Segment, Sergeant Kelvin Courtney was in studio to discuss the circulation of new €50 banknote that will start circulating across the euro area on 4th April 2017. The €50 banknote is the most widely used of all euro banknote denominations, it accounts for 8 billion or about 45% of all euro banknotes currently in circulation. The first series of euro banknotes started circulating in 2002, in the intervening years printing and imaging technology has progressed significantly.

    To maintain trust in the notes and stay ahead of counterfeiters the notes are being upgraded to make them even more secure. The Euro system is gradually releasing a second series of banknotes called the ‘Europa Series’ which include enhanced security features. Each denomination of the ‘Europa Series’ is instantly recognisable as they have stronger colours and more striking images than the first series, like the new €5, €10 and  €20 banknotes the upcoming €50 banknote include a portrait of Europa.

    Sergeant Courtney had a sample of the new €50 in studio to highlight these new security features.  

    On this month’s Crime Prevention Segment, Sergeant Kelvin Courtney was in studio to discuss vehicle security. Sergeant Courtney offered advice to the public in relation to parking safe, locking up, taking your belongings and personal items with you and increasing the security on your vehicle.

    Gardaí were advising all drivers, both private and commercial, to make sure they properly lock and secure their cars, and secure their car keys in their homes to prevent incidents of fishing, where criminals use a magnetic rod to remove car keys left on display in hallways & windows.
    Further information on Crime Prevention is available here.

    On this month’s Crime Prevention Segment Sergeant Amanda Flood was in studio to offer advice to Tourists travelling to Ireland over the summer months. Many of these tourists will use private cars as a means of travel. Generally around one in ten thefts from cars are connected to tourism, with most occurring between March & October. 

    Incidents are more likely to occur at weekends and the most common time for thefts to occur is between noon & 7pm. Around 1 in 10 vehicles were unlocked or had window left open. In 50% of cases a window was broken to gain access to the vehicle. In 2016 almost €700k worth of items were stolen from vehicles, just over €100k of which were cash. Areas of interest where incidents can occur are along coast lines or at scenic locations.

    Crime Prevention Advice:

    1. Survey where you’re going to park your car – is there broken glass on the ground, is the car park covered by CCTV?

    2. Ensure your vehicle is locked and check it before leaving the vehicle

    3. Avoid leaving windows slightly open – regardless of where you’ve park and how long you’re leaving the vehicle for.  Remember there are always opportunists!

    4. If you have to keep coin in your car for parking meters, keep it in a closed ashtray (if you have one) or in some other out-of-sight compartment (most cars have a little drawer somewhere).  If it is on view a desperate thief will smash a side window (worth €200) to steal €3 in change

    5. It goes without saying that things like handbags, jackets, wallets, laptops, and shopping should never be left on view in the vehicle.  Some of these can be locked in the boot.  

    6. Avoid bringing valuables with you on your journey you know you won’t need - If you must bring them hide it from sight before arriving at your destination.

    7. A portable Sat-Nav should be carried on the person or left in a locked boot, together with its cradle or mat when leaving the car.  Any suction cup marks on the windscreen should be wiped away as their presence will indicate to the thief that you may have a device, such as a sat-nav, hidden in the glove compartment.  You may not have, but this won’t stop the thief from smashing a side window to take a look – another €200.  You can purchase Sat-Nav mats, which have weighted bases to stop the whole thing sliding around, with a smooth top on which you can stick the Sat-Nav.  This means that you won't be leaving suction cup marks on the windscreen.  The same mat can be used with a cradle to hold your mobile phone too.

    8. Keep the inside of the vehicle tidy as an untidy vehicle containing opened mail, plastic bags etc may attract the curiosity of a thief.  Remove any jackets or coats that may be on display in the vehicle – offenders may want to check that nothing is hidden under them

    9. If there is nothing in the glove compartment leave it open to view 10. If planning your trip in advance, check online if the location has a website or app with safety tips for visitors.

    Operation Thor and the Lock Up Light Up campaign has sought to influence home and business owners behaviour when it comes to securing their premises. Burglaries have fallen 30% from 2015 and are at their lowest levels since 2012. Winter burglaries are down 19% compared to the previous winter.

    Most burglars will enter your home via the front or rear door. To deter the burglar ensure the structure and fitting of the door is of a good standard. The door’s security is dependent on the quality of the lock in the door. If you are considering upgrading your doors An Garda Síochána recommend PAS 24-2016 standard.

    See Crime Prevention tab for information on home security.

    See attached from the PSA re licensing of locksmiths from the 1st of Feb 2017.

    On this month’s Crime Prevention Segment Sergeant Kelvin Courtney was in studio to discuss winter burglaries and offer tips and advice on how best to keep your property safe and secure.

    Also on this month’s segment, we featured a filmed piece to highlight “Theft Stop” which is a farm theft prevention initiative that has been developed by The Irish Framers Association (IFA) in partnership with An Garda Síochána, empowering farmers to take a proactive approach to protect their farm equipment.

    On this month’s Crime Prevention Segment Sergeant Amanda Flood was in studio to discuss online shopping. The countdown is on for Christmas which means a significant increase in online purchases and sales. To coincide with two of the busiest online shopping days of the year, namely Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Sergeant Flood focused on the 12 Golden Rules of Safe Online Shopping and offered advice to the public on how best to keep your money and details safe.

    On this month’s Crime Prevention Segment, Sergeant Kelvin Courtney was in studio to discuss the National Crime Prevention & Reduction Campaign “Streetwise” that will commence in March 2017.

    This campaign is part of An Garda Síochána’s Anti-Crime Strategy, Operation Thor and will be supported by three pillars namely, Education / Awareness, Crime Prevention and Enforcement.

    The objective of this campaign is to communicate a strong “personal safety” message to the public in advance of and during the St. Patrick’s Day Festival.

    Sergeant Courtney advised the public to plan their journey to and from their destination when socialising in towns and cities.

    On this month’s Crime Prevention Segment Sergeant Amanda Flood was in studio to discuss Summertime Burglaries and give advice and tips to members of the public on how best to keep their property safe during the summer months.

    Crime Prevention

    Gardaí at Claremorris Garda Station are investigating two incidents of Criminal Damage that occurred on Friday 17th February and Saturday 11th March 2017 at a house in Cullane, Swinford, Co. Mayo.

    The first incident occurred at approximately 10.50pm on Friday 17th February 2017; the front windows of the house were broken and a petrol soaked fabric was used in an attempt to start a fire.

    The second incident occurred on Saturday 11th March 2017 at approximately 7.50pm two bedroom windows were smashed and both bedrooms were ablaze.

    Gardaí were appealing to anyone in the area with information to contact them

     Gardaí at Claremorris Garda Station are investigating Tel: (094) 937 2080

    The Gardaí at Store Street Garda Station wish to advice the public on the upcoming festivities occurring over the Easter Weekend with specific reference to Easter Monday on 17th April.  Chief Superintendent Pat Leahy was in studio to advise the public on a number of issues.

    Easter Monday Event is expected to attract 330,000 people into Dublin City Centre, there are four outdoor locations in Dublin and multiple indoor events such as Music, Theatre and Dance workshops as well as Food, Film & Poetry Exhibitions. There are four zones, zone 1 is at Smithfield, zone 2 is at Dublin Castle, zone 3 is at St. Stephen’s Green and zone 4 is at Custom House.

    There will be localised road closures to facilitate the festivities starting from 6am through to 7pm on Easter Monday. Gardaí wish to advise the public to use public transport and plan your route, there is no alcohol consumption on public streets, these are family friendly events and to follow directions of stewards and Gardaí.

    The Gardaí at Leixlip Garda Station are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of twenty six year old Glen Clarke on Friday 2nd December 2016 at Riverdale Estate, Leixlip, Co. Kildare.

    Glen was discovered by members of the public in the driver’s seat of an Opel Zafira. He had received a single gunshot wound and was pronounced dead in hospital some hours later. Gardaí believe Glen was in the car for a number of hours from around 8pm on Thursday 1st December to 1am on the 2nd December. The engine was running and the windows were fogged. Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the Riverdale estate, a residential area, to come forward.

    Gardaí at Leixlip Garda Station are investigating Phone 01 6667800

    Drugs - FENTANYL

    Detective Superintendent Tony Howard from the Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau was in studio to raise awareness about a highly toxic synthetic opioid known as Fentanyl, which is one hundred times more potent than heroin and cocaine. It is used as a mixing agent for these types of drugs and poses serious risks to drug users, first responders, and members of public if they come into contact with the substance.

    EVOFIT - Aggravated Burglary on the Ballycummin Road, Raheen, Co. Limerick on the 6.4.17.

    The Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred on Thursday 6th of April 2017 at 5.40pm on the Ballycummin Road, Raheen, Co. Limerick.   The victim returned home to discover her house had been broken into, she left and went to a family relative who lived nearby to alert them.

    They both returned to the injured party’s house where they were confronted by a man who was armed with a large knife and told the victim he was looking for money.

    The man is described as tall wearing grey tracksuit type trousers, a dark top with the hood up and a beanie type hat underneath.  The man was described as being pale, almost sickly looking, thin and spoke with a neutral accent. 

                  Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station are investigating Tel: (061) 214 340

    EVOFIT - Assault Causing Harm in Clondalkin on the 21.12.16The Gardaí at Clondalkin Garda Station are investigating an assault causing harm incident that occurred in Clondalkin on Wednesday 21st December 2016.

    The victim was at home when he answered a knock on his front door. There was a man at the door who punched the victim in the face causing him to fall to the ground. This man then produced a Stanley knife and cut the victim on his face. The suspect fled the scene in a red Honda CR-V Registration number 98D79972 that was later recovered burnt out on Birchwood Drive, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

    The suspect was described as six-foot-tall, mid-thirties with some facial stubble wearing a grey jumper with the hood up.

    Gardaí at Clondalkin Garda Station are investigating tel:  +353 1 666 7600

    EVOFIT -  Burglary at Edenmore, Dublin on the 6.6.17

    The Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are investigating a burglary that occurred on Tuesday 6th June 2017 at Edenmore Crescent, Coolock, Dublin 5.

    A man called to the home of an elderly couple purporting to be an employee from a water supply company seeking to check the water in the kitchen sink. Whilst in the kitchen the man said he had to go out to his vehicle. When he failed to return the injured party became suspicious and discovered that a burglary had occurred.

    A wooden chest containing a family relatives ashes was stolen and a sum of cash. The wooden chest was subsequently recovered a short time later.

    The suspect is described as being in his late twenties of slim build with black hair and a tanned complexion. He spoke with a Dublin accent.

    Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are investigating     Phone (01) 666 4200 

    EVOFIT - Burglary at Thomastown, Kilkenny on the 7.12.16

    The Gardaí at Thomastown Garda Station are investigating a burglary that occurred on Wednesday 7th December 2016 at approximately 3pm.   The victim was at home when she saw two men in the driveway of her house and as she walked towards the front door to find out who they were she was approached by the men who came into the hallway. The men attempted to push past the woman and told her they were looking for money.

    A detailed EVOFIT was compiled based on a description of one of the men. He was described as small in height of stocky build, he had a half moon shape on the side of his head, his hair was cut very tight but it was dark brown in colour. He wore high visibility type jacket, light coloured trousers with work boots. The second man is described as similar height and build, wearing slate grey tracksuit bottoms with stripes down the leg with well worn looking runners.           

                                Gardaí at Thomastown Garda Station are investigating Phone 056 7754150

    Evofit - Kilkenny

    The Gardaí at Kilkenny Garda Station are investigating a burglary that occurred on Thursday 23rd March 2017 at between 1pm and 2pm on the Outrath Road.

    An EVOFIT was compiled of the suspect who was described as aged between 18-25 approximate with fair hair and a spotty complexion with Acne scarring on his neck.

    Gardaí at Kilkenny Garda Station are investigating tel: (056) 777 5000

    EVOFIT - Burglary near Drummond, Monaghan on the 6.1.17

    Gardaí at Carrickmacross Garda Station are investigating a burglary that occurred at a house near Drummond on Friday 6th January 2017.

    The victim, arriving home encountered a man exiting their house via the front door, two other men were observed exiting through the back door. Three males fled and got into a dark coloured VW Golf car that was parked in an adjoining estate. One of the bedrooms in the house was ransacked and a sum of money stolen from the house.

    An EVOFIT was compiled, the man is described as approximately five foot eight inches in height of stocky build.

    Gardai at Carrickmacross Garda Station are investigating - telephone 042 969 0190

    Evofit Greystones

    The Gardaí at Greystones Garda Station are investigating a robbery that occurred on N11 Timore, Newtownmountkennedy on the morning of Monday 14th August 2017.

    The victim was travelling along the M11 motorway and pulled into a lay-by at junction 19, she noticed a wine coloured saloon car pulled in behind her. She continued on her journey and noticed the same car driving very closely behind her. This car turned on the hazard lights and flashed the headlights at her. She pulled into the junction just before the N11. A man got out of the car and approached the driver’s door. He told her there was smoke coming from her exhaust. He then demanded her purse and stole a sum of cash from her.

    The victim compiled an EVOFIT, he is described as five foot eleven inches in height with dark short hair, stubble on his face, brown eyes wearing a navy jacket, navy trousers and a white shirt. He spoke with a Dublin accent.

    Gardaí at Greystones Garda Station are investigating - 01 666 5800 

    EVOFIT -  Burglary at Commons Road, Cork 13.5.17

    The Gardaí at Watercourse Road Garda Station are investigating a burglary that occurred on the Commons Road on Saturday 13th May 2017.

    At approximately 12.15pm a man called to the home of an elderly woman on the Commons Road. He identified himself as an employee from a water supply company and stated there was a problem with a burst pipe in the area that would affect her water. He told her to turn on the taps while he fixed the problem under the sink. After approximately fifteen minutes he left.

    Gardaí believe a second man entered the house while the woman was distracted, ransacked the house and €1900 euro was reported to have been stolen from the house.

    The man is described as approximately thirty years of age, five foot in height with sallow skin and brown hair, not tightly cut.

    Gardaí at Watercourse Road Garda Station are investigating  Phone (021) 455 8260

    Evofit - LimerickThe Gardaí at Henry Street Garda Station are investigating a burglary that occurred at Clareview Terrace, Farranshone, Limerick on Tuesday the 5th September 2017.

    At 5.10am, the victim was awoken when they heard a noise coming from the downstairs area of their house. They went to investigate and subsequently discovered a man in the house. A scuffle ensued between them resulting in the victim being assaulted. The man then left the house through the front door.  

    An EVOFIT was compiled and the suspect was described as tall about five foot ten inches in height, mid twenty’s, wearing a black jacket, black baseball hat and had a local accent.

    Gardaí at Mayorstone Garda Station are investigating tel:  +35361456980

    Evofit - Raheny sexual assaultGardaí at Raheny Garda Station are looking to identify a man in relation to an incident of indecency that occurred on Sunday 27th August 2017 at St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5, at 8.20am.

    The man is described as being middle aged, average height with sallow skin. He had a round chubby face with dark receding hair/

    Gardaí at Raheny Garda Station are investigating tel:  (01) 666 4300

    EVOFIT - Robbery from the Person in Limerick on the 30.10.17

    Gardaí at Henry Street Garda Station are investigating a robbery from the person that occurred on Monday 30th October 2017 at approximately 8pm at Curragh Chase, Kilcornan, Limerick.

    The victim offered assistance after being flagged down by a man who claimed that his car had broken down. The car was a green Mitsubishi Shogun jeep with an English registration number plate. The victim was forced into the car by a number of other men, a black handgun was produced and the victim was threatened into handing over a sum of cash.

    Gardaí at Henry Street Garda Station are investigating tel:  (061) 212 400

    EVOFIT - Robbery in Allenwood, Kildare on the 8.3.17

    The Gardaí at Naas Garda Station are investigating a robbery that occurred on Wednesday 8th March 2017 in Allenwood.

    Two men entered a shop in Allenwood armed with slash hooks, one of the men threatened the shop assistant and demanded they opened the till. They emptied the contents of the till into a plastic bag. Both males left the shop on foot.

    Naas Garda Station on 045 884 300

    Evofit Malahide

    The Gardaí at Malahide Garda Station are investigating a Robbery that occurred on the Feltrim Road, Kinsealy, Co. Dublin on Thursday 10th August 2017 at 9.20pm.

    The victim had just got off the bus and was walking along the road, she saw a man jogging wearing a grey hooded top that was covering his head. She passed this man and a number of seconds later she felt her handbag being pulled from her and was pushed to the ground. The same man was shouting at her, he produced a Stanley blade and threatened to stab her unless she released her handbag.

    The man ran to a waiting red Honda Civic car possibly a 1995 model and drove off in the direction of the Malahide Road.

    The man is described as approximately thirty years of age, five foot in height with sallow skin and brown hair, not tightly cut.

    Gardaí at Malahide Garda Station are investigating - 01 666 4600

    Evofit - CarlowGardaí at Carlow Garda Station are investigating an alleged sexual assault incident that occurred in the early hours Wednesday 22nd November 2017.

    The injured party was out jogging at Monacurragh, Carlow town when she was confronted by an unknown man who grabbed her by the neck and sexually assaulted her. The suspect is described as being in his mid-thirties, sallow skin and spoke with a foreign accent. He was five foot nine inches in height wearing a grey jumper with the hood up, a blue beanie cap with red and white stripes.

    Gardaí at Carlow Garda Station are investigating tel:  (059) 913 6620

    EVOFIT - Sexual Assault in Castledermot, Kildare on the 30.6.16

    Gardaí at Castledermot Garda Station are investigating an incident of an alleged sexual assault that occurred on Thursday 30th June 2016.

    A woman was out walking in Castledermot when she was approached by a man driving a car, a white/silver boy racer type car. The man grabbed the woman and assaulted her. The incident occurred on a relatively quiet stretch of road, on a back road between Castledermot and Baltinglass. Although a minor road it would be used regularly. It occurred on a bright, summers evening at 8:30pm.

    He is described at late twenties, tanned skin, muscular build, about five foot nine inches in height with reddish/brown hair with a possible English accent.

    Castledermot Garda Station on 059 9144 112

    EVOFIT - Sexual Assault in Finglas, Dublin on the 25.3.17

    The Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating a sexual assault incident that occurred on Saturday 25th March 2017 at approximately 12.40pm.

    The victim was walking through Lanesbourough Park, Finglas towards Meville Road, Finglas and as she exited the park through a pedestrian gate close to a local shop, there was a male at the gate on a black bicycle. As the victim attempted to walk past this man, he sexually assaulted her.

    The man is described as five foot ten inches in height of medium build, between thirty and forty years old, with light brown/ginger hair that was fine and receding, he was clean shaven. He was wearing black sunglasses with a silver frame, a sandy coloured hooded jumper with a t-shirt underneath, dark denim jeans and dark shoes.

    He was cycling a black bicycle with no distinctive markings.

    Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating Tel: (01) 666 7500

    EVOFIT - Trespassing at St. Martin's Row, Chapelizod, Dublin on the 3.5.17

    The Gardaí at Ballyfermot Garda Station are investigating an incident of trespassing that occurred on Wednesday 3rd May 2017 at 11.20pm at Martin’s Row, Chapelizod, Dublin 10.

    A woman answered a knock on the door of her house, there was a man at the door that was unknown to her. He asked her for directions to Castleknock and attempted to coax her out of the house to show him. When she refused this man attempted to force his way into the house. The woman’s friend heard the commotion and came out and the man fled on foot.

    He is described as having sallow skin, thick eyebrows and a non-Irish appearance with a Dublin accent.  A detailed EVOFIT was compiled based on the description provided.          

                         Gardaí at Ballyfermot Garda Station are investigating Phone 01 6667200

    EVOFIT Robbery from the Person on the 3.1.116

    Gardaí at Naas Garda Station are investigating unauthorised taking of a vehicle from a garage on Sallins Road, Naas on Thursday 3rd November 2016.

    At about 3pm a man entered the garage looking to arrange a test drive in a Toyota Auris, bronze in colour registration number 151KE3440. He took the car for a test drive with a salesman and when they returned the salesman got out of the car and as he did the man drove out of the garage in the car.

    The car was subsequently recovered the following day at Rathborne Avenure, Cabra, Dublin 15.

    The culprit is described as five foot ten to five foot eleven inches in height of thin build with dark stubble and glasses. He is quiet spoken with a Dublin accent and was wearing dark navy work type trousers over jeans and a green hoody. He has a small Indian ink dot on his middle finger on his left hand and scabs like dermatitis.

    Gardaí at Naas Garda Station are investigating    telephone 045884300

    EVOFIT Robbery from the Person on the 8.12.16

    The Gardaí at Castlecomer are investigating a burglary that occurred on Thursday 8th December 2016 at 7.35pm.

    An elderly brother and sister answered a knock on their door, it was about 7.35pm. A male entered the house and took a bag belonging to the woman.  The victim activated her personal alarm and the man left.  

    The suspect was described as stocky, possibly 50 years with his mouth covered.   No other description available. 

    Gardaí at Castlecomer Garda Station are investigating     telephone  0564440650

    EVOFIT -Trespassing at Knockbrack, Mullinavat, Kilkenny on the 29.1.17.

    The Gardaí at Mullinavat Garda Station are investigating an incident of trespassing that occurred at Knockbrack, Mullinavat, Co. Kilkenny on Sunday 29th January 2017.

    The injured party was at home when he observed a man in and around his house acting suspiciously. A witness stated that there was a white VW Caddy van in the Darbystown area during the day also acting suspiciously.

    Gardai at Mooncoin Garda Station are investigating - telephone 051 895122

    Detective Superintendent Gerard Walsh from the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau was in studio to talk about a scam known as “Invoice Redirect”. One form of Invoice redirection is when fraudsters use information posted online and on social media accounts. One example of this type of fraud see accounts departments in companies being sent an email asking to change banking details for an existing creditor for payment of an invoice and typically the sender’s email address will look almost identical to the genuine one with just a letter or a dot in the wrong place.

    Gerry offered advice to individuals, retailers and companies on how to prevent such a scam.

    Gardaí at the National Economic Crime Bureau are investigating

    Gardaí at National Economic Crime Bureau are investigating Phone 01 6663776

    Sergeant Dave McInerney from the Garda Bureau of Community, Diversity and Integration, who has over sixteen years experience working with minority groups in Ireland talked to Crimecall about the benefits of constant community engagement with Minority groups in Ireland. In 2001 only 3% of the population in Ireland was described as a minority group, now that population has increased to almost 12%. Minority groups are people who are perceived as different from the majority of the population, such as a black person, a member of the travelling or LGBT community, or a Muslim, their difference makes them vulnerable and that in turn can lead to crime being committed against them. Minority groups, such as asylum seekers or refugees may not trust a police force and Sergeant McInerney encouraged all members of minority groups to engage with their local Gardaí if they need help, advice or assistance.


    Sergeant Dave McInerney, Garda Racial, Intercultural and Diversity Office liaising with the Muslim communities on this month's Crimecall is available here.

    Detective Superintendent Declan Daly from Online Child Exploitation Unit (OCEU) at the Garda National Protective Services Bureau (GNPSB) was in studio to discuss a recent Say No! - Awareness Campaign on online child sexual coercion and extortion. The European Union police agency Europol has launched a new campaign against online sexual coercion and extortion of children in support of which the Garda Síochána today launches a "Say No” campaign.

    The online coercion and extortion of children is a form of digital blackmail, sometimes referred to as ‘sextortion’, where sexual information or images are used to extort sexual material, sexual favours or money from children. The "Say No” campaign is aimed primarily at children and young people who may be targeted online as victims of online coercion and extortion.The centrepiece of the campaign is a 10-minute video, portraying two teenagers, a boy and girl, being exploited online either by a criminal organisation for money or by an individual online sexual offender seeking further sexual material. The video, includes advice as to how such crimes may be reported to An Garda Síochána. The Online Child Exploitation Unit (OCEU) at the Garda National Protective Services Bureau (GNPSB) offers the following advice:

    • Protect your online life - use the maximum privacy settings.

    • Be aware that people online may not be who they claim to be

    • Keep control online - do not share explicit or intimate images with anyone. If you believe you are a victim of this type of crime, you should do the following:

    • Don’t share more, don’t pay anything

    • Look for help. You are not alone

    • Preserve evidence. Don’t delete anything

    • Stop the communication. Block the person

    • Report it to An Garda Síochána.

    Garda National Protection Services Bureau

    Hit and run SwordsGardaí at Swords Garda Station are investigating a hit and run collision that occurred in the early hours of Sunday 10th September 2017 on the L3132, St. Margaret’s Road, Swords where a motorcyclist was seriously injured.

    The motorcyclist was travelling from the R122 heading in the direction of the Naul Road, the collision occurred on the road where road works were being conducted.

    Following a full forensic collision investigation, Gardaí believe a Ford Focus car, possibly 04-08 model was involved in the collision but failed to remain at the scene.

    The driver of the motorcyclist is still recovering from his injuries.

    Gardaí at Swords Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 4700

    Missing Person - Aengus (Gussie) Shanahan since February 2000

    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. Unfortunately Gussie’s mother Nancy passed away without finding out what happened to her son.

    He would have been 37 years old on the 23rd of January 2017.

    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.

    Gardai at Roxboro Road Garda Station are investigating- telephone 061 214 340

    Angneska SustitskajaGardaí at the Bridewell Garda Station are investigating the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of twenty two year old Estonian national, Agneska Sustitskaja who is missing since Wednesday 9th August 2017.

    Agneska was reported to be going to a nearby supermarket on Parnell Street and was last seen at the gates of the Phoenix Park at Marlborough Road. Agneska was homeless and was reported to be living in a tent in the Phoenix Park at the time of her disappearance

    Gardaí have made enquiries with local homeless services, hospitals, pharmacies, Dublin port and Airports. Gardaí have also liaised with Interpol in an attempt to locate Agneska but to no avail.

    Agneska is described as five foot four inches in height of slim build with blonde hair and blue eyes. When last seen she was wearing a blue jacket over a black sports top with red roses on it, black sports trousers and red runners. Agneska is originally from Estonia.

    Gardai at Bridewell Garda Station Dublin are investigating tel: (01) 666 8200

    Bill Delaney

    Gardaí at Athy Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the whereabouts of sixty two year old Bill Delaney who is missing from his home at Oaklands on the Carlow Road since Saturday 23rd September 2017.


    Bill is described as 5'8" tall, of thin build, clean shaven and bald. When last seen he was wearing a navy jacket, navy tracksuit bottoms with white runners. Bill’s family and Gardaí are concerned for his well being.  

    Gardaí at Athy Garda Station are investigating - 059 863 4210

    Missing Person - Dean Roche

    The Gardaí at Kilkenny Garda Station are re-appealing for information in relation to the disappearance of thirty one year old Dean Roche who is missing since Sunday 22nd March 2015.

    Dean, from Hebron Park, Kilkenny lived here with his mother. On that Sunday morning, he left the house and told his mother he was going to be buying a car and would see her later. Dean travelled to the Ballyfoyle area of Kilkenny by a taxi where he purchased a car at approximately 7pm. This vehicle was found crashed short distance away. Witnesses in Newpark, Ballyfoyle area describe seeing Dean at 9pm that evening. That is the last confirmed sighting of Dean. Dean spoke to a number of locals after the crash and his last known sighting was at approximately 9.15pm when he left through the side of a house which led into a nearby field. This is a rural part of County Kilkenny and Gardaí have searched a vast amount of the Ballyfoyle area with assistance from the Army and Regional support Units.

    A number of searches have been carried out with the assistance of the Garda Search Unit, Garda Dog Unit, Garda Water Unit and the Army. A red Manchester United woollen hat, believed to be Dean’s was found during the searches.

    Dean is described as being five foot eight inches in height, of slight build with green eyes and short brown hair. He was wearing a black zip up tracksuit top and bottoms with white runners. Gardaí are appealing to Farmers in the Ballyfoyle area to check their farm houses and lands to assist in the search for Dean.

      Kilkenny Garda Station on 056 7775000

    Missing Person - Esra Uyrun

    The Gardaí at Ronanstown Garda Station are re-appealing for information in relation to missing person Esra Uyrun (DOB) (01/03/1973) who has been missing from her home at Collinstown Grove, Clondalkin since the 23rd February 2011 at approximately 7.15am.

    Esra left her home in a silver Renault Twingo registration number 08D23067. This vehicle was located in a car park at the bottom of Bray Head. When last seen she was wearing black leggings, a dark top and white Nike trainers. Esra was married and had a two year old son.

    CCTV captured the Renault Twingo turning right from Convent Avenue onto Strand Road in Bray at approximately 8.40am on the 23rd February 2011. A Skoda car had to swerve to avoid a collision. The Renault then moved into the left hand side of the road and pulled in to allow the Skoda to overtake it. They both continued down Strand Road in the direction of Bray Head. Later that morning the silver Renault Twingo car is captured on the CCTV camera parked at the car park at the bottom of Bray Head. There has been no activity on her bank accounts or her Facebook page since the 23rd February 2011.

    Esra’s sister Berna travelled to Ireland from the UK to make an appeal on Crimecall for information in relation to her disappearance.

    Ronanstown Garda Station on 01 6667700

    Missing Person - Ronnie Maloney

    The Gardaí in Castlebar Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to a missing person, forty-five year-old Ronnie Maloney, (DOB) 29/06/1971, who is missing since 16th January 2017 from Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

    Mr Maloney had recently become homeless and although numerous efforts and enquiries have been made to find him, he has not been located to date.

    He has no identification with him and does not appear to have access to any money.

    He is described as being six foot two inches in height weighing approx thirteen stone. He has an English accent with short brown hair and green eyes. Gardaí are unsure what type of clothing he was wearing at the time he went missing. He is described as vulnerable and suffers from Mental Health issues.

    Gardaí at Castlebar Garda Station Garda Station are investigating Tel: (094) 903 8200

    Missing Person Tina Satchwell

    The Gardaí at Middleton Garda Station were appealing for information in relation to the whereabouts of missing person, Tina Satchwell, (DOB)  30/11/1971 who is missing from her home on Grattan Street, Youghal, Co. Cork since Monday 20th March 2017.

    Tina’s was last seen on the Monday morning when her husband Richard made the two of them a cup of tea. He then went to Aldi in Dungarvan at about 10.30am, while Tina remained at home. When he returned shortly after 12pm, there was no sign of Tina. Her house keys were on the floor in the hallway near the front door and her mobile phone was in the kitchen. There were two suitcases missing from the house.

    Tina was a keen follower of fashion and had two dogs that she often walked. Tina is described as five foot seven inches in height with blonde hair and blue eyes. She previously lived in Fermoy. Tina’s Husband, her aunt and cousin made an appeal on Crimecall for help and information on the current whereabouts of Tina. Her family, the Gardaí and the community in Youghal are extremely concerned for Tina’s safety and well being.

    There has been no sighting of Tina since Monday 20th March 2017.

    Gardaí at Middleton Garda Station are investigating     Phone (021) 462 1550

    Missing Person - Trevor Deely

    Gardaí at Pearse Street are renewing their appeal to the public in tracing the whereabouts of Trevor Deely who was last captured on CCTV passing the Bank of Ireland ATM machine on Haddington Road, at approximately 4.14 a.m. on the 8th December, 2000.

    On the 8th December, 2000, following his Christmas party, Trevor called to his place of work to collect an umbrella, due to the inclement weather conditions. CCTV footage from the last sightings of Trevor Deely has been digitally enhanced. New CCTV footage captures a male dressed in black outside the rear entrance of Bank of Ireland, Asset Management Offices on Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2 between 3am and 3.34am, prior to Trevor Deely arriving. At 3.34am, moments before Trevor approaches his place of work this male steps out onto the footpath and follows Trevor Deely to the back gate of Bank of Ireland, Asset Management before conversing with him at 3.35am.

    Trevor was last captured on CCTV passing the Bank of Ireland ATM machine on Haddington Road at approximately 4.14.21am on the 8th December, 2000. Gardaí believe that the male acting suspiciously outside of Trevor’s place of work is the same male that is seen passing the Bank of Ireland ATM on Haddington Road at 4.14.55am, 34 seconds after Trevor Deely that morning.

    The Review Team at Pearse Street Garda Station has been investigating Trevor’s disappearance since September, 2016 under the command of Detective Superintendent Peter O’ Boyle and Detective Inspector Paul Costello. 

             Gardaí at Pearse Street Garda Station are investigating Tel: (01) 666 9000

    William Gaule

    Gardaí at Malahide Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to William Gaule who is missing from Malahide since Wednesday 6th September 2017.

    Sixty three year old William was last seen at 10pm on that evening, he is described as being approximately five foot nine inches in height with receding grey hair and a moustache. He was wearing a blue/black knitted jumper and dark coloured trousers.

    Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to the disappearance of William to come forward.

       Gardaí at Malahide Garda Station are investigating - 01 666 46

    Murder of Paul Quinn

    Gardaí at Henry Street Garda Station are looking for assistance in tracing missing person Stephen Cullinan who is missing from Limerick City since Friday 3rd November 2017.

    Stephen is twenty-six years old and originally from Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. He is described as five foot eleven inches in height, approximately thirteen stone with short brown hair and a fresh complexion. He wears glasses. He was last seen wearing a Grey jumper and dark coloured pants and is believed to be in possession of a black back pack.

    Gardaí believe he may have travelled to the Dublin City Centre area.

    Gardaí at Henry Street Garda Station are investigating tel: (061) 212 400

    Missing Person William MulvihillGardaí at Tralee Garda Station are looking for assistance in tracing fifty-five-year-old William Mulvihill who is missing from his home at Oznam Villa’s Ballybunion, Co. Kerry since Sunday 21st August 2016.

    William is described as five foot three inches in height of medium build, he has a heavy moustache and green eyes. When last seen he was wearing a light blue shirt with blue stone washed jeans, a brown tartan suit jacket with slip on tan shoes and a well-worn navy blue baseball cap. (Footage of his last known movements available)

    Gardaí have carried out a number of searches for William but have not located him, William’s family and Gardaí have serious concerns for his safety and wellbeing.

    William’s niece Sarah appeals for information on Crimecall this month.

    Gardaí at Tralee Garda Station are investigating tel: (066) 710 2300

    Leonard Hughes, a forty nine year old fisherman went missing off the coast of Gorey into the Irish Sea after falling off a fishing trawler. A frantic search was launched for Leonard but unfortunately was unsuccessful. In January of this year human remains were recovered off the coast of Wales and following a thorough DNA analysis of the remains it was confirmed that they were in fact that of Leonard, who was reunited with his family and brought home for burial.

    An Garda Síochána were actively encouraging family members of missing persons  to supply a sample of their  D.N.A  to assist with the identification of  human remains discovered both within  Ireland and throughout Europe. Members of the public can request the taking of a sample by calling to their local Garda Station or by e-mailing the following address: missing_persons@garda.ie.

    Murder of Antoinette Smith

    Gardaí at Bray Garda Station are investigating the murder of twenty seven year old Antoinette Smith, whose remains were discovered at Glendoo Mountain, near the Lemass monument close to Glencree/Enniskerry, on the 3rd April 1988.

    On Saturday 11th July 1987 Antoinette and a friend attended the David Bowie concert at Slane, Co. Meath. They returned to Dublin by bus, arriving at Parnell Square at around 11pm. They went to the La Mirage Discotheque on Parnell Street. While in the club they met two men that they knew. They joined the men’s company and remained with them until they all left shortly after 2am.

    Antoinette’s friend parted company when they left the club. Antoinette remained for some time and spoke to the two men until all three walked the short distance to the taxi rank on O’Connell Street. The men got a taxi to the Ballymun area, while Antoinette continued to walk by the Gresham Hotel on O’Connell Street towards O’Connell Street Bridge.

    Antoinette was subsequently reported missing to Gardaí by her husband. She remained missing for nine months until her remains were discovered on Glendoo Mountains.

    Lisa was a mother of two young children, Lisa who was only 7 years old and Rachel who was only 3 years old at the time of their mother’s disappearance. The Crimecall team spoke to Lisa & Rachel who appealed for answers thirty years after the murder of their mother.  

    Appeal:


    • Gardaí appealed to those who may have information since 1987, or who have come into possession of information in the intervening years to come forward.

    • Gardaí urged individuals, who thirty years on, may want to come forward to do so, especially if relationships/associations may have changed over the years.

    • Gardaí were anxious to assure the public that they will treat anyone assisting the investigation in a sensitive manner.

    Gardaí at Bray Garda Station are investigating Phone 01 6665300

    Murder of Barbara Doyle, Mary Ellen + Kerrie Byrne

    Gardaí at Naas Garda Station are investigating a fatal house fire that occurred on 20th September 1987 claiming the lives of twenty-year-old Barbara Doyle and her two young nieces, eight-year-old Mary Ellen and five-year-old Kerrie Byrne.

    Barbara was babysitting her two nieces for her sister Liz for the evening in their home at Church Lane. Liz and her husband Aidan were going to a party in the town. At around 3am Liz and Aidan were making their way home when a neighbour told them that their house was on fire. A large crowd gathered at the house on Church Lane including extended family members. Sadly, Barbara, Mary Ellen and Kerrie died in the fire. The fire was treated as an accident.

    On the 20th September 2017, following the discovery of new evidence, this case was upgraded to a murder investigation and remains on going.

    The girl’s mother Liz and sister Pamela, spoke for the first time about the devastating impact this had on their family and appealed for help and assistance from the public and local community.    

    Appeal

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information about this incident to come forward now and believe there are people with information that could assist the investigation who have not come forward before now.

    • Gardaí believe that with the passage of time and changes in circumstance and relationships people may now be in a position to come forward with information.

    • A man was seen running from the house on Church Lane as it was burning, Gardaí believe this man knocked on the next doors neighbours house. This man has never been identified.

    Gardaí at Naas Garda Station are investigating tel: (045) 884 300

    The Gardaí at Dun Laoighaire Garda Station are investigating the murder of Charlie Self who was fatally stabbed in his home at Brighton Avenue in 1982.

    On the 21st January at 8.50am Charlie Self’s body was found in his home by his house mate on Brighton Avenue, Monkstown, Co Dublin. He had been stabbed multiple times. He was 32 years old. (DOB: 14.02.1949).

    On the night of Wednesday, the 20th January 1982 Charlie was socialising in Dublin City Centre. He was seen in The Bailey Bar at approx 8.30pm leaving at approx 9pm. He was then seen in the South William Public House where he remained until approx 10.30pm.

    He then went to Bartley Dunne’s pub on Stephens Street Lower (since knocked down and replaced by Break for the Border) where he remained with five friends until approx 11.30pm.

    He left the pub at approx 11.30pm and went alone to the Hot Pot Cafe on Burgh Quay. He ordered food to take away, he chatted to people in the queue and left the cafe at approx 12.05am. Shortly after 12.05am he was seen by witnesses outside public toilets on Burgh Quay where he was seen talking to two men.

    The next sighting of Charlie was at approx 12.20am when he got a taxi from the Taxi Rank at Eden Quay with another unidentified male. The taxi arrived at Charlie’s home in Brighton Avenue at approx 12.40am where both passengers left the taxi.

    During that night Charlie’s housemate was awoken at 2am by a conversation in the house. He woke again when a man opened his door and looked into his bedroom at an unknown time.

    Charlie’s neighbour also claims to have been woken up by the sound of things being moved around in Charlie’s garden. When she heard this noise she looked out her window and saw a man climbing over Charlie’s wall and heard a female voice saying the words “Would you mind?”

    At 8.50am the next morning 21st of January Charlie’s body was found in his house at the bottom of the stairs by the door leading to the courtyard.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are looking for anyone who may have seen Charlie that night, in particular anyone that was in the Hot Pot Cafe on Burgh Quay.

    • The two men that were seen talking to Charlie outside the public toilets on Burgh Quay and the man who joined him in the taxi were never identified. Garda wish to speak to these men.

    • It has been 35 years since the murder of Charlie Self; Gardaí realise that it was a “different Ireland” at the time, in that homosexuality was illegal and that some people may have been afraid to come forward. They want to reassure anyone thinking about coming forward now, that they will be treated with sensitivity. 

    Gardaí at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station are investigating     telephone 016665000

    Gardaí at Lucan Garda Station are investigating the murder of thirty-six-year-old Darragh Nugent that occurred on Monday 11th September 2017 at 9.30 pm.

    At approximately 9pm, Darragh was at home with his partner and two young children in his house on Wheatfield Avenue, Neilstown, Clondalkin watching television. As Darragh was watching television, he saw two men looking through the sitting room window. Darragh told his partner he was going outside to check.

    His partner then saw a black coloured BMW 3 Series registration number 02MH7025 car parked on the road outside the house. Shortly after a masked man approached the house and knocked on the sitting room window. Darragh’ s partner told him to leave, but he kicked in the front door and searched the house. The man was armed with a firearm and as he left the garden he met Darragh outside.

    Darragh was shot a number of times and fatally injured. At the same time the BMW 3 Series car drove out of Wheatfield Avenue onto Collinstown Road. The car then travelled onto Neilstown Road and Fonthill Road. At approximately 10pm the car turned right onto Captains Hill, Leixlip, Co. Kildare

    The next sighting of this car is 24 hours later in the Woodside estate in Leixlip. The car was on fire and three men were seen walking near the car at this time. These men were described as 18-21 years old, five foot ten inches in height to six foot, wearing dark clothing with the hoods up.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the vicinity of Wheatfield Ave on the evening of Monday September 11th to come forward

    • Two men were seen walking near to the victim’s house, the first man was described as five foot five inches in height wearing a grey tracksuit, bottoms of which were very baggy. The second man was described as taller wearing all dark clothing. Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to the identity of these men to come forward.

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to the 3 Series BMW car registration number 02MH7025. This car was purchased in June of this year.

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may know where this car was parked between June and September.

    Gardaí at Lucan Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 7300

    Eileen Costello O’ShaughnessyGardaí in Galway are continuing to investigate the murder of forty-seven-year-old mother of two Eileen Costello O’Shaughnessy who was murdered on 30th November 1997.

    Eileen was originally from Corofin and was a taxi driver in Galway City. She shared the taxi with the owner, and normally worked the day shift. On 30th November Eileen commenced work at around 8am and was busy throughout the day. Earlier that day she met two friends during the day and visited her mother. At 8pm Eileen informed the taxi base that she was taking a fare to Claregalway. About twenty minutes later the base attempted to make contact with Eileen to collect a fare in Claregalway but there was no answer. Eileen was due to meet the owner of the taxi to hand over the car and keys at 9pm in a carpark on the Dyke Road. When she didn’t arrive the owner became worried and attempted to contact her.

    A number of Eileen’s colleagues were concerned and searched for her in Galway that night. Just before midnight, Eileen’s taxi was discovered at Lydon House Bakery. There were visible signs that a violent incident had taken place inside the taxi.

    Gardaí searched the area for Eileen throughout the night. At around midday the following day a farmer discovered Eileen’s body at Tinkers Lane, Knockdoemore, just off the N17. Eileen had been assaulted and murdered.

    Twenty years on, Gardaí continue to investigate this case and have four areas of appeal they are focusing on.  

    Appeal:

    • At around 8.30pm, on the N17, close to Tinkers Lane, a woman with blonde hair was seen walking in the direction of Galway against oncoming traffic. She was at the hard shoulder and appeared in a distracted state. This woman has never been identified.

    • Secondly, at 8.45pm a motorist observed Eileen’s taxi, a silver Toyota Carina registration number 97G6663, driving erratically on the N17 towards Galway. As the cars approached Leaders shop the motorist overtook the taxi and saw a man with a beard driving it. The taxi turned left into Lydon House Bakery. This man has never been identified.

    • At around 9pm, a man was seen jumping down from a wall close to Lydon House Bakery and walking in the direction of Galway. He was wearing a green jacket and carrying a small canvas bag. This man has never been identified.

    • Finally, a small red car was seen at 2am at Tinkers Lane where Eileen’s body was found. The car had reversed up the laneway and had the parking lights on. The occupants of this car have never been identified.

    Gardaí at Clifden Garda Station are investigating tel: (095) 22500

    Murder of Fiona Sinnott in February 1998

    The Gardaí at Wexford Garda Station are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the disappearance and murder of nineteen year old Fiona Sinnott who is missing since February 1998.

    Fiona was just nineteen years old and had an eleven month old baby girl. She lived in Ballyhitt, Broadway, Wexford. She was in the process of planning a birthday party for her daughter and was looking forward to attending her sister Diane’s 21st Birthday party at the end of February.

    On the 8th February Fiona was at home at Ballyhitt, some friends called over to her and they went to a local pub, Butlers arriving there at around 5pm.

    Fiona stayed here socialising with friends for the evening before leaving the pub at around midnight. She was never seen again.

    An extensive investigation was launched and a number of searches and enquiries were conducted.

    Recently, a fresh forensic examination took place at Fiona’s home in Ballyhitt, with developments in forensic science & techniques, An Garda Síochána and Forensic Science Ireland can gather evidence that was impossible to detect from crime scenes nineteen years ago and with advances in DNA technology and databases they can now compare unknown crime stains with profiles on the DNA database.

    Fiona’s mother Mary and Sister Diane make an emotional appeal for information from the public and plead for help to bring closure to the family.

    Appeal:

    • Given the passage of time, Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to the disappearance and murder of Fiona Sinnott to come forward.

    • Between midnight and 12.30am on the 9th February at Kisha Cross junction, a man and a woman were seen having a dispute or argument, two other men, in their late teens or early twenties were also seen standing nearby. These people have never been identified and Gardaí would like these 4 people to come forward now.

    • Gardaí are interested in the movements of Fiona in the days prior to her disappearance, where you in her company or can you offer any assistance to this investigation, please come forward. 

    Gardai at Wexford  Garda Station are investigating    -   telephone 053 916 5200

    Murder of James Cahillane in Killorglin on the 19.4.12

    The Gardaí at Tralee Garda Station are continuing to investigating the murder of James Cahillane that occurred during the early hours of Thursday the 19th of April 2012.

    James’s body was discovered in his burning house at Ardraw, Beaufort, Killorglin, Co Kerry.

    James was fifty eight years old and originally from Killorglin town. He moved five kilometres to Beaufort in later years. James was well liked and a popular individual. He worked in a company in the town for twenty years and socialised in the town regularly.

    On Wednesday the 18th of April James left his place of work and went to two local public houses.   A short time before midnight he got a taxi home from Clifford’s Pub. The taxi driver waited until he got safely inside his house. This was the last time James was seen alive.

    At 2am the fire was discovered by a neighbour who alerted the emergency services. A post mortem revealed that James died as a result of blunt force trauma and smoke inhalation.

    An extensive Garda Investigation was launched and continues today, James’ son Gary, daughter Lisa and other family and friends renewed their appeal for information on the 5th anniversary of James’ death.    Appeal: • Gardaí believe this investigation could be progressed with assistance from the local community in Killorglin.

    Gardaí at Tralee  Garda Station are investigating - Tel: (066) 710 2300

    Gardaí at Kilkenny Garda Station are investigating the murder of thirty-four-year-old mother of two, Marie Tierney who was reported missing on 22nd October 1984.

    The Tierney family car was seen on Sunday 21st October at Newpark Fen at approximately 11pm. A technical examination of the car was conducted. Gardaí launched a search in the area assisted by the local community and Marie’s family.

    Maria’s body was discovered two months later on 21st December in a ditch at Bleach Road, Kilkenny, just 3.5km from where the family car was located. She had been strangled.

    An extensive investigation was launched and continues today, Marie’s family appeal for information and assistance from the public on Crimecall.

    Appeal:

    • A man was seen cycling away from the Tierney family car on the night of the 21st October in the direction of the Castlecomer Road. This man was described as in his thirties, wearing a peaked cap and an overcoat. He has never been identified.

    • Two men were seen on the Bleach Road standing beside a car with the boot open. One of the men was standing at the front of the car, he is described as wearing a peaked cap and an overcoat. The second man was seen standing at the back of the car. These men have never been identified.

    • Gardaí were appealing to anyone who has information in relation to the murder of Marie who were not in a position to come forward at the time, to do so now and that they will be treated sensitively.

    Gardaí at Kilkenny Garda Station are investigating          tel: (056) 777 5000

    Murder of Mark Burke in 2014

    The Gardaí at Ballyfermot Garda Station are investigating circumstances surrounding the death of thirty six year old Mark Burke (28/09/1977) who’s partial remains were found at Thornton’s Recycling Plant, Killeen Road on the 31st July 2014 (The August Bank Holiday weekend).

    Following a Garda appeal made on Crimecall on the 22nd September 2014, Mark was reported missing to Gardaí by his father Noel on the 11th November 2014. Mark was subsequently identified through DNA profiling.

    Mark had been living at Bentley House, Dun Laoghaire up to a short while before his death. Gardaí have established that the last confirmed sighting of Mark was at Dun Laoghaire District Court House on Monday 28th July 2014 at 2.30pm when he was released from custody. Mark had been in court in relation to an outstanding warrant for a minor public order offence. As far as Gardaí have been able to establish, Mark was homeless at the time of his death.

    In excess of 600 lines of investigation have been carried out to establish how, where, when and why Mark died. The investigation is ongoing.

    There is a period of up to 80 hours for which Mark’s movements are unknown. Due to the time it took to establish Mark’s identity, and as a result of the identification, establishing where the focus of the investigation should be, CCTV that could have provided evidence of Mark’s movements during that period had been overwritten. Mark was known to frequent Dundrum and Dun Laoghaire areas.

    The appeal now is focused on the Dun Laoghaire area as this was Mark’s last confirmed sighting, and the area where he was best known. Mark Burke was 36 years of age at the time of his death. He was a local man who was born in and lived his life in the Sandyford and Dunlaoghaire – Rathdown areas.

    Gardaí are appealing to all persons who knew Mark, who may have been in Mark’s company, saw or spoke to Mark, between 2.30pm on the 28th July and 31st July 2014 to make contact with the Gardaí. Gardaí are also appealing to all persons who have any information, no matter what it is, in relation to the last movements of Mark, particularly whose company he may have been in during this period, and anything that may assist the investigation in determining how Mark came to his death.

    I wish to thank all those who have assisted the Gardaí with this investigation to date. Your assistance and time is very much appreciated.

    Gardaí at Blanchardstown Garda Station are investigating    telephone 016667000

    Murder of Michael CroweGardaí at Newbridge Garda Station are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the murder of eighty one year old Michael Crowe, who died as a result of a fire in his home at Phairc Mhuire in the early hours of Sunday 4th October 2009.

    Michael was at home on a normal Saturday evening with his wife Betty and son Tómas watching television. They went to bed before midnight and were awoken by a bang at around 2am. A brick was thrown through a window at the front of the house. Gardaí attended to the house and spoke with the family. The Crowe Family returned to their beds shortly after.

    At approximately 6am, Tómas was woken by another loud bang, he got up and quickly discovered a fire coming from the hallway and stairs. Gardaí believe an accelerant was thrown through the hole that was made in the window earlier in the night He immediately went to the aid of his parents and with the assistance of some neighbours Betty managed to escape down a ladder through a bedroom window. Tómas fell to the ground from the same window and was unable to assist his father Michael who was still in the house and subsequently lost his life in the fire

    Tómas and the extended Crowe family renew their appeal for help and information from the public to help assist this investigation.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the Phairc Mhuire estate on the Saturday night into Sunday morning who have not come forward to do so now.

    • Three men were seen in the area at around 2am, they are believed to be between twenty and thirty year of age and have never been identified, Gardaí are appealing to these men or anyone with information on the identities of these men to come forward.

    • Gardaí are hoping that with the passage of time or a change in personal circumstances, someone may now be in a position to come forward.

    • Gardaí would like to reassure the public that all information will be treated with the utmost sensitivity and urge anyone who has any information, no matter how insignificant or trivial it may seem, to come forward.  

    Gardaí at Newbridge Garda Station are investigating tel: 045 431 212

    Murder of Michael Gallagher on the 18.1.07

    Gardaí at Tallaght wish to renew their appeal for assistance from the public on the 10th anniversary of the murder of Michael Gallagher that occurred at his home, 49 Tymonville Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24 on 18th January 2007 shortly after 10pm.

    On the night of Thursday 18th January 2007, Michael and his partner were at home in 49 Tymonville Road, Tallaght. At approximately 10.06pm a knock came to the door and was answered by Michael Gallagher’s partner. Two males entered the house and went to the kitchen area where an unprovoked attack took place on Michael Gallagher. During the assault Michael sustained a fatal knife wound to the body. The assailants left the house and fled the scene on foot. Michael’s partner was also injured in this attack.  

    Detective Inspector John Walsh stated, "We are issuing an appeal to those people who, in the passage of time, may not have come forward at the time of the murder but may now feel comfortable to do so.”   Gardaí continue to liaise with the family of Michael Gallagher in connection with this extensive murder investigation and are seeking witnesses or anyone with information, particularly those who may have seen two men on the roadway near the home place of Michael Gallagher around 10pm on the evening or any unusual activity observed in the Tymonville area on the evening of 18th January 2007 to come forward.         

    Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station  are investigating     telephone 016666000

    Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are investigating the murder of sixty three year old Michael McCoy who died as a result of an assault. His body was discovered at a forest track on Ballinascorney Road Upper, Brittas, Co. Dublin.

    On Thursday 29th September 2016, Michael took his two dogs for a walk in the nearby forest. His red Daihatsu Cuore car was parked at the entrance to the forest by at least 8.30am that morning.

    Michael’s wife returned home that evening at around 5.30pm but Michael wasn’t there. She became alarmed at around 7pm when he still had not returned home. Michael’s wife and one of his daughters went looking for him and found his car parked at the forest. They searched for Michael and called out for the dogs. They were worried as they thought he may have had a fall. They contacted the Gardaí who utilised the services of the local Mountain Rescue Units. They searched the woods and found Michael lying on a footpath in the early hours of the 30th September. He had been assaulted and was pronounced dead a short time later.

    Michael’s wife and three daughters made an emotional appeal for help and assistance from the public.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to the public in the Ballinascorney area to assist them with their investigation and encourage person(s) with information to come forward.

    • Gardaí believe that there may be people with information in the community who have not yet come forward and would appeal to them to do so now.

    Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are investigating - 01 666 6000

    Murder of Michal Kurek

    Gardaí at Balbriggan Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the murder of thirty three year old Polish man Michal Kurek whose body was discovered at the Grange Road, just south of the main Ballyboughal to Oldtown Road, Co. Dublin, on Friday 4th August 2017.

    Michal’s last movements were captured throughout the city and surrounding areas on several different CCTV cameras. Michal took a train from Drumcondra station at about 10.35am on Thursday 3rd August. A short time later he travelled to Blanchardstown shopping centre and went to the Library nearby. He then got another train from Coolmine Station to Clonsilla Station arriving there at around 8.50pm. This is the last known sighting of Michal alive.

    His body was discovered at 10.40am the following morning, he had been stabbed multiple times.

    Appeal:

    • Michal had recently become homeless but frequented the Ongar area of Dublin 15. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who knew Michal from this area and may have information about his murder to come forward.

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to the movements of Michal after he left Clonsilla train station at 8.50pm until his body was discovered the following morning.

    • Gardaí are appealing to the Polish Community in Dublin to assist them with their investigation.   

    Gardaí at Balbriggan Garda Station are investigating - 01 802 0510

    The Gardaí at Ronanstown Garda Station are investigating the murder of sixty two year old Noel Kirwan that occurred at St. Ronan’s Drive, on December 22nd 2016 shortly after 5 pm.

    Earlier that evening the victim and some family members went to a restaurant in the Sundrive road area of Dublin. After leaving the restaurant the victim dropped his partner’s daughter home before continuing on his journey, together with his partner that brought him to St. Ronan’s Drive.

    Mr Kirwan had just driven his car into the driveway of a house and was still sitting in the driver’s seat. At this point a gunman walked into the driveway of the house and fired a number of shots, fatally wounding Noel.

    The gunman was dressed in black hoody, with a scarf covering his face. He left the scene and went to a waiting white Peugeot Partner van registration number 10CE9834. The van left the scene via St. Ronans Avenue, Neilstown Road, before being abandoned and set alight at the rear of Neilstown Shopping centre.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity of St. Ronan’s Drive or St. Ronan’s Avenue in the hours prior to the murder of Noel Kirwan to come forward.

    • Gardaí are appealing to information as to the whereabouts of the white Peugeot Van Registration number 10CE9834 prior to the murder to come forward.

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the Neilstown Shopping Centre area who may have seen the suspects exit the white Peugeot Van and make their escape to come forward.

    Gardaí at Ronanstown Garda Station are investigating     telephone 016667700

    Patrick Heeran

    Gardaí at Carrick on Shannon are investigating the murder of local man Patrick Heeran. Patrick was last seen at Aughavas, Mohill, Co. Leitrim on 3rd October 2011 at 4.20pm. Patrick was reported missing from his home and to date his body has not been recovered.

    Gardaí are appealing for assistance from the public in relation to a number of incidents that occurred in 2011. Patrick was fearful for his safety.   Gardaí are appealing to any person(s) who were directly or indirectly involved in the incidents in 2011 and are also appealing to any persons who may be in possession of information relating to any of these incidents.

    Any person(s) that may have knowledge of what happened to Patrick are urged to come forward. Gardaí would particularly like to appeal to any person(s) who saw callers to the home of Patrick Heeran prior to him being reported missing.

    Finally Gardaí appeal to all friends, neighbours, visitors to Aughavas, Co. Leitrim who may be in a position to assist the investigation to do so.

    It has been almost six years since Patrick Heeran was last seen alive and his family are most anxious to bring this investigation to a successful conclusion.

    Gardaí at Carrick On Shannon Garda Station are investigating - 071 965 0510

    Paul Martin

    Gardaí from Finglas Garda Station are continuing to investigate the murder of thirty nine year old Paul Martin who was fatally murdered on 23rd August 2008.

    Paul Martin was in the Jolly Toper Public House on Church Street, Finglas, Dublin 11 when two masked and armed men entered the pub and fatally shot him. He was pronounced dead a short time later in hospital.   To date, seven persons have been arrested, over 800 lines of investigative enquiry have been opened and over 410 witness statements have been recorded. This murder investigation is still very much ongoing and will remain so.

    Gardaí were appealing to any person who was present in the Jolly Toper Public House (also known as the Village Inn), Church Street, Finglas, Dublin 11 at the time of the shooting, dated the 23rd of August 2008, between the hours 16.30 and 19.30 – who have not yet made themselves known to Gardaí or who, for whatever reason, were unable to make themselves available to Gardaí at the material time.

    Gardaí were appealing to any person who observed a black Mercedes ML 270 diesel jeep, bearing a false registration plate to wit, 01L2272, arriving at the Jolly Toper Public House and then leaving the Jolly Toper Public House following the shooting of Paul Martin (travelled onto N2, at the Casement Roundabout - took 3rd exit onto St. Margarets Road and then into Hamptonwood Green) – to come forward and speak with members of the investigation team. The said jeep was stolen from Donaguile, Castlecomer, Co.Kilkenny between the 6th and 7th of September 2007 – real registration number was 02KE3946. There was no sighting of this car from that date until the shooting, 23rd of August 2008.

    At approximately 7pm, on the 23rd of August 2008, following the shooting of Paul Martin the Mercedes jeep, as previously described, was discovered on fire at Hamptonwood Green, Finglas, Dublin 11. Gardaí appealed to any member of the public with information concerning this to contact them immediately.

    Gardaí appealed to any member of the public who may have seen a silver car, not better described, acting suspiciously following the destruction of the Mercedes jeep by fire in Hamptonwood Green. Gardaí appealed to all members of the public with related information to contact An Garda Síochána – notwithstanding the passage of time, all associated information would be welcomed by members attached to the investigation team.

    Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating    Phone (01) 666 7500

    Murder of Paul QuinnGardaí at Carrickmacross Garda Station are continuing to investigate the murder of twenty-one-year-old Paul Quinn who was murder at Tullyvanus, Co. Monaghan on 20th October 2007.

    Paul was assaulted by a number of men after being lured to a shed in Tullyvanus. An extensive Garda investigation was launched and remains ongoing today. A number of arrests have been made and statements taken from a number of people.

    Gardaí believe that there are still people with information in the community who have never come forward and appeal to those people to do so now.

    Paul’s mother Breege will be in studio to make a direct appeal for information from the public.

      Gardaí at Carrickmacross Garda Station are investigating tel: +353 42 969 0190

    Murder of Peter Murphy, Mallow Co. Cork on the 7.2.15

    Gardaí at Mallow Garda Station are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of thirty six year old Peter Murphy (DOB) 27/06/1978 who was discovered outside a rented property on Saturday 7th February 2015.

    At approximately 1.10pm on that Saturday 7th February 2015, Gardaí at Mallow Garda Station received a call that there was broken glass outside the front door of a rented property at Shanavoher, Bweeng, Mallow, Co. Cork.

    Gardaí attended the scene and discovered the body of Peter Murphy on the sitting room floor of his house. A subsequent post mortem examination revealed that Peter Murphy had died as a result of an assault.

    Gardaí have established that the last contact with Peter was on Thursday 5th February at approx 2pm. At this time a friend of Peter’s stayed for 15 minutes at his house in Shanavoher in order for Peter to take a look at his car. At 4.00pm on the same day Peter received two phone calls - one from his mother and one from a friend. Peter’s mother rang him several times on Friday 6th but there was no reply.

    At 6:30pm on Friday 6th the same friend that saw Peter on Thursday 5th came by the house and noticed that the curtains of Peter’s living room were closed and that there was broken glass in front of the door.

    At 11.30am on Saturday 7th a person walking past the house noticed the curtains. On walking past the house half an hour later they noticed the broken glass in front of the door and rang the houses landlord who on inspection discovered the body of Peter Murphy and notified Mallow Gardaí.  

    Appeal:


    • Gardai appealing to anyone information in relation to the death of Peter Murphy to come forward.

    • Investigating Gardaí are particularly anxious to speak with any person who has not yet come forward.

    • Gardaí are interested to talk to anyone who had contact with or saw Peter Murphy between 2pm on Thursday 5th February and 1pm on Saturday 7th February 2015.

    Gardai at Mallow Garda Station are investigating  -   telephone 022 31450

    Murder of Sebastain AdamowiczGardaí at Letterkenny Garda Station are investigating the murder of thirty-six-year-old Polish national Sebastian Adamowicz following an assault that occurred on Wednesday 1st November 2017.

    Gardaí responded to a call to attend a house in Sylvan Park where it was reported a man had received injuries following a fall down the stairs. Sebastian Adamowicz had a significant head injury and was taken by ambulance to Letterkenny University Hospital where his condition was described as critical. Sebastian died from his injuries in the early hours of the following morning. An extensive murder investigation was launched at Letterkenny Garda Station.

    Appeal:

    • Gardai are appealing to anyone in the vicinity of Sylvan Park Estate who has information to come forward

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen an altercation near the house in Sylvan Park estate to come forward.

    • Gardaí are appealing to any taxi drivers in the area that may have information to come forward.

    • Gardaí are particularly appealing to the Polish Community in the area that may have information to come forward.

    • A Crimestoppers reward is available for information leading to a successful conviction in this case  

    Gardaí at Letterkenny Garda Station are investigating tel: (074) 916 7100

    The Gardaí at Drogheda Garda Station are investigating the double murder of Thomas “Ta” Power and John O’Reilly that occurred on Tuesday 20th January 1987 at the Rosnaree Hotel, Dublin Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

    Thomas, John and two other men arrived at the Rosnaree Hotel at approximately 4.30pm. They were travelling a maroon coloured Ford Capri saloon car. They entered the bar area of the hotel and ordered sandwiches and bottles of orange.

    At approximately 5.15pm three men drove into the car park of the hotel in brown Toyota Cressida, registration number 273CZD. Two of the men entered the hotel, one of the men looked into the dining room but it was closed. The two men approached the bar, they pulled nylon stockings over their faces and entered the bar. Once inside they produced firearms and began firing in the direction of Thomas and the three men. A number of shots were fired. The four men attempted to escape. The two gunmen fled from the hotel to the awaiting Toyota.

    John O’Reilly was pronounced dead, Thomas was taken to hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later. The other two men were seriously injured.

    Thomas’s sisters make an emotional appeal for information in relation to the murder of their brother.  

    Appeal:

    • One of the gunmen was described as late thirties in age with black hair and a strong black beard with a thin face. He wore a green knee length mackintosh coat with a felt type hat. The second gunman is described as late thirties, clean shaven and taller than the first man, he wore a long coat and a hat.

    • The Toyota Cressida was recovered burnt out at a wooded area in Summerhil, Co. Meath the following evening at 9.30pm, a distance of thirty one miles away.

    • Gardaí are hoping, that with the passage of time, a change in personal circumstances, someone may now be in a position to come forward.

    Contact Superintendent Andrew Watters, Drogheda  Garda Station on 041 9874200

    Tom OliverGardaí at Ardee Garda Station are investigating the murder of forty-three year old Tom Oliver that occurred between Friday 19th and Saturday 20th July 1991.

    Tom Oliver was a father of seven (six girls and one boy) and was well known and highly respected member of his local community in the Cooley Peninsula, Co. Louth.

    On Friday 19th July, Tom was at home and working on his farm. Later that evening he left home to attend to a calving cow. It was around 1am on the morning of the 20th. Next morning, Tom’s wife discovered he was not at home and asked Eugene, their only son, to check the farm but Tom was not there.

    Gardaí believe Tom was abducted from his farm in Riverstown, Co. Louth around 1.30am on that Saturday morning. His car was found in a nearby field about a quarter of a mile away from where he was abducted and he was reported missing at 6am on Friday 19th. His body was found a short time later by the RUC and British Army in the small village and town land of Belleeks in South Armagh. He had been shot a number of times.

    Gardaí are appealing to anyone who has information on the status of a 1978 black Toyota Carina that was purchased by three men in the Knockbridge area of Co. Louth just off the Ardee to Dundalk Road. The car was not in good repair, the engine was burning oil and the boot lid was in poor condition. Gardaí believe this car was in the Cooley area at the time of Tom’s abduction and that he was concerned enough about this car to take note of its registration number on a packet of cigarettes and so it may be of significance in relation to his abduction and murder.

    Appeal

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone with any information on the car in question to please come forward, no matter how seemingly insignificant this information may be.

    • Gardaí are especially interested in talking to anyone who may have been present during the purchase of the car. Gardaí believe that people present at the purchase of the car may not have been aware of the intended purposed in buying the car.

    • Gardaí would like to talk to anyone who may know where the car was stored and would like to point out that it would have been stored in the Louth area.

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone with any information on the abduction and murder of Tom Oliver to come forward. Gardaí are hoping that with the passage of time and a change in personal circumstances that someone may now be in a position to come forward.

    Gardaí at Ardee Garda Station are investigating tel: +353 41 6853222

    Gardaí at Carlow Garda Station are investigating a robbery that occurred on Wednesday 9th November 2016 at approximately 7.05pm at car sales premises.

    A member of staff was in the office working when a man walked in armed with a knife. He held the knife in his right hand. He demanded money. He stole a large sum of cash and fled on foot towards the Portlaoise Road.

    He is described as being five foot ten inches in height of slight build between twenty and thirty years of age and spoke with a strong Dublin accent. He was wearing all black clothing with a beanie hat and scarf partially covering his face.

    Gardaí at Carlow Garda Station are investigating - 059 913 6620

    The Gardaí at Tralee Garda Station, are investigating a Sexual Assault that occurred in the early hours of Sunday 28th August 2016 at Shanakill Estate, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

    The victim had been out with friends in a local public house in the town earlier in the night. They then left and got a takeaway. The woman decided to get a taxi home and walked towards the taxi rank but there were no taxis there so she decided to walk home.

    The woman walked on Ashe Street towards the Upper Rock Road, as she walked past the Burger Shack Restaurant, a light coloured three-door Fiat Punto car drove slowly alongside her, the driver attempted to talk to the woman but she ignored him and continued walking. The car drove along beside her again for a short time before driving off.

    As the woman walked past Monalee Estate the three-door Fiat Punto car drove by her.

    The woman walked along the path leading to the Shanakill Estate. A Fiat Punto car drove into the car park beside the Shanakill Estate and parked. As the woman walked along the footpath she passed a man walking towards her. As she got to the entrance of the estate she was grabbed from behind and sexually assaulted. The woman struggled and screamed. She dropped her handbag and ran from the man. The man picked up the woman’s belongings and fled.

    Approximately ten minutes later, the Fiat Punto car drove out of the car park at Shanakill towards the Monalee Road.  

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí were appealing to anyone in the Shanakill area of Tralee on Sunday 28th August 2016 who may have seen something suspicious to come forward.

    • Gardaí were appealing to anyone who may be in a position to identify the driver of the light coloured Fiat Punto car to come forward. 

    Gardaí at Tralee Garda Station are investigating Tel: (066) 710 2300

    Gardaí at Ronanstown Garda Station are investigating a serious sexual assault that occurred, on the 28th August 2016 at the Ninth Lock Road, Neilstown, Dublin. Shortly before 3am, a woman was walking with her bicycle to a nearby petrol station to buy cigarettes. After she left the petrol station she continued walking with her bicycle as she was smoking a cigarette. She walked on the footpath in the direction of Ronastown Garda Station, on the right hand side of the Ninth Lock Road. A passing taxi driver saw her at around 3.05am.

    As the woman approached a low wall along a patch of waste ground about 20 meters from Letts coal yard, she noticed a man standing on the wall. As she passed the man, he grabbed her and pulled her over the wall into a secluded area, where two other men were waiting in the shrubbery. The woman was sexually assaulted. The three men then fled the scene in the direction of the Neilstown road.

    The landscape of the location of the scene has now changed and is currently being developed as a building site.

    Descriptions of suspects:

    • Suspect who grabbed the woman is described as six foot in height wearing dark clothing,

    • Suspected of the assault is described as 21 years old, five foot seven inches in height wearing dark clothing,

    • 3rd Suspect is described as five foot eight inches in height wearing dark clothing.

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí believe that the answers may lie within the local community. Anyone with information, no matter how insignificant they believe it to be are encouraged to come forward.

    • Gardaí want to remind the public that while progress has been made with the investigation, their assistnace is still required.

    • The location where this occured was frequented by local people drinking in the area.

    • After the men left the scene they went in the direction of Neilstown road. Did you see where the men went from here?

    • The landscape of the location of the scene has now changed and is currently being developed as a building site.

    Gardaí at Lucan Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 7300

    The Gardaí at Dundalk Garda Station launched a murder investigation following the death of eighteen year old Niall Dorr who was assaulted on Wednesday 13th October 2010.

    At approximately 9.05pm Niall Dorr encountered a group of five men on Castle Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth. He was seriously assaulted by one of the men. A passing motorist who witnessed the incident flagged down a patrol car in the area and informed them of the incident he had witnessed. The Gardai arrived at the scene and discovered Niall Dorr lying on the ground with injuries to his head and body. He was taken by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda were his condition deteriorated and he was pronounced dead in the afternoon of the 14th of October 2010.

    Detective Inspector Patrick Marry was assigned to the case as Senior Investigating Officer, together with his investigation team at Dundalk Garda Station gathered evidence from the scene and presented it to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.

    DNA Evidence pointed to one man, Douglas Ward, who was charged with the murder of Niall.

    Crimecall re-visited this case examining the determination and dedication of the investigation team and the invaluable assistance from Forensic Science Ireland in brining a successful conclusion to this case.

    Superintendent Gerard Murphy from Dublin’s Store Street Garda Station was in studio to offer advice to the public in relation to the St. Patrick’s Day parade route, public transport arrangements, family friendly events, prohibited alcohol consumption/ large objects (ladders), and road closures adjacent to and along the route.

    On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to highlight the importance of high visibility for all road users especially given the fact the evenings are getting longer and darker.

    The Crimecall team accompanied Garda Cloughley on a recent mobile patrol during which time he encountered a number of examples involving pedestrian, cyclists and motorists. He discussed these in studio and offered advice to the public.

    On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to outline where we stand today in terms of road safety, nearly half way through the year. He further discussed the high risk summer period ahead, in particular reflecting back to July 2016 when 21 people lost their life on our roads, the highest number of any month in 5 years – and how not to repeat it.

    As another pedal cyclist loses their life, this brings to 10 the number of cyclists fatally injured in 2017, equalling the total number of cycling fatalities in 2016.

    Garda Cloughley also looked at one of the most dangerous activities on our roads – driving under the influence, and we looked at how An Garda Síochána have been targeting these drivers since last year.

    This month’s traffic segment included a feature with members of An Garda Síochána’s Traffic Corps, as they went on patrol as part of Operation Enable.

    The operation is a multi-agency initiative between An Garda Síochána, Dublin City Council, Dublin Street Parking Services, the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) and the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI).

    The objective of the Operation is to remind motorists of the need to respect the Disabled Parking Bays in Dublin City Centre and to remind Disabled Parking Permit holders of the need to respect the conditions attached to the permits. 

    With the increased volume of traffic and the ongoing construction projects in Dublin City Centre at the moment, on-street parking is at a premium. An unfortunate consequence of this has been an upsurge in both motorists illegally parking in disabled parking bays and also instances of people misusing the parking permits themselves.

    The Crimecall team accompanied Sergeant Peter Woods and members of the traffic corps on patrol as they dealt with offending motorists. 

    Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to offer further advice to the public in relation to Operation Enable and how to stay safe on the roads over the Christmas period.

    On this month’s traffic segment, we went on patrol with Garda Derek Cloughley on the streets of Dublin to detect motorist’s who, despite numerous road safety campaigns and awareness aimed at reducing the number of road deaths, continue to ignore the advice and break the law by committing a number of road traffic offences including speeding, non wearing of a safety belt, using a mobile phone and Drink Driving.

    For this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to talk about the newly introduced Luas Crossover and gave examples of the challenges Luas drivers face on a daily basis. Garda Cloughley discussed simple safety tips for all road users. He also highlighted examples of near misses involving trams.

    Garda Cloughley also gave an update on the Christmas Safety Campaign targeting intoxicated driving which commenced on 1st December 2017. 

    On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to review the number of road fatalities that occurred during the summer months and offered advice to all road users on how to stay safe on the roads.

    Garda Cloughley also offered advice to motorcyclists and cyclists, in light of the recent return of students to schools and colleges on how best to keep them visible and safe.

    Finally Garda Cloughley gave general advice to all road users and highlighted the “Safer Road’s for Dublin” Campaign and reflected on Tispol’s Project Edward, held on Thursday 21st September 2017.

    On this month’s traffic segment, Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to discuss driver behaviour on our roads in 2016 and a review of fatalities in 2016, there were 187 fatalities, 25 more than 2015.

    Garda Cloughley also reviewed the Christmas and New Year anti drink driving campaign. There was a 35% increase in arrests on suspicion of intoxicated driving and a 70% increase in the number of checkpoints performed.

    Garda Cloughley offered a brief overview of the 2017 roads policing plan, with particular reference to the four offences that will be targeted - driving under the influence, speeding, non use of safety belts and mobiles phones.

    And finally Garda Cloughley highlighted the need for visibility with specific reference to pedestrians.

    On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to discuss the summer months ahead which traditionally carry a higher risk on the roads. The contributing factors are people on holidays, schools off, visitors from foreign countries, increased presence of agricultural vehicles, and the “feel good factor” due to the summer months and fine weather.

    Garda Cloughley also discussed the more vulnerable road users including, motorcyclists and pedal cyclists of which there have been an increase in fatalities, and potentially may increase over the coming months.

    Traffic information

    On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to discuss the recent introduction of Preliminary Drug Testing which was introduced last week by Minister Ross.

    Preliminary Drug Testing came into effect at midnight on 13th April 2017. The new Garda powers mean Gardaí can now test drivers for the presence of both alcohol and drugs.

    These tests will be carried out by An Garda Síochána using the Dräger DrugTest® 5000, an easy to use mobile drug screening system that tests a sample of a driver’s oral fluid (saliva) for the presence of cannabis, cocaine, opiates (e.g. heroin, morphine) and benzodiazepines (e.g. valium). The new devices will also be available in Garda stations.

    Penalties upon conviction for drug driving include:

    • Minimum 1-year driving disqualification if you are found to be above the legal threshold for cocaine, cannabis or heroin (since April 2017)

    • Minimum of 4 years driving disqualification if you are found to have drugs in your body and are impaired to such an extent that you do not have proper control of a vehicle

    • Up to €5,000 fine

    • Up to 6 months in prison

    On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to highlight illegal and inconsiderate parking, in particular in relation to disabled parking bays.

    For most, an illegally parked vehicle causes frustration, however for disabled drivers, illegally parked vehicles in disabled bays or able bodied drivers misusing disabled permits causes much more.

    On this month’s programme we highlighted a recent operation targeting illegally parked vehicles in disabled bays and discuss the outcome of same.