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November 17

Assault and aggravated Burglary - Waterford

On the 10th of October 2009, the injured party, an elderly female confronted 3 males who had forced their way into her home near Grange, Co. Waterford.
They shouted at her that they wanted money and tied her neck to the back board of the bed and beat her with a walking stick. 
She was then pulled from her bed, dragged outside and tied to a stake with a blue rope.  She was beaten severely and threatened with being shot if she did not disclose where her money was.
The raiders left with a large sum of cash and the injured party managed to free herself.
Description of Culprits:-

Male No. 1:-  6ft in height, fair hair, blue eyes, fair skin, described as a big strong man.  He had a Waterford accent and did all the talking.  He wore a green anorak, green jeans and heavy black boots, he wore tights on his hands and did not wear a mask or hat.  He did not have any tattoos or scars.  See above photo fit.
Male No. 2:-  Described as smaller, he had brown hair and also wore tights on his hands.  He did not speak.  He wore a brown coat, peak cap, jeans and shoes.
Male No. 3:-  No Description available.  He stood in the hall and did not speak.
Rope:-  The blue rope used to tie up the injured party has some unusual knots made in it.  See photos above.
Gardaí at Waterford Investigating - Telephone 051 305300 


Gardaí in Pearse Street investigating a serious assault which occurred at approximately 10pm on the night of Saturday, the 14th November 2009 are seeking the public’s assistance.

The assault took place at a carpark on Werburg Street in Dublin.  A man in his late 30’s received head injuries in the course of the incident and was taken to St James’ Hospital. He was later transferred to Beaumont Hospital where he remains.

Gardaí are asking anyone who was in the vicinity of Werburg Street at the time and may have information to contact Pearse Street Garda station on 01-6669000.

Gardaí are investigating a number of late night burglaries around the country. At each burglary a Blue Ford Focus ST was used by the raiders.

The first burglary occurred on the 24th October 2009 at 12 midnight at the Centra Supermarket in Kilmeadan Co. Waterford. Four males with balaclavas attempted to force open steel shutters but were disturbed by a witness, whom the culprits threw stones at his house and fled.

The second raid occurred at 12:15am at the Spar Supermarket, Kilmacow, Kilkenny.
Entry was gained via the side window by forcing the shutters. Three men were involved wearing balaclavas and blue hoodies. They took a large amount of cigarettes.

The next burglary occurred at 2:35am at the Auto Power Garage, Clonmel Road, Carrick-on-Suir where entry was gained through forcing the front door.
The raiders were disturbed by a security guard who struck the Blue Ford Focus with a baton to the rear right hand side passenger door and rear lights causing damage.
Again a large quantity of cigarettes were taken.

At 03.50am a burglary occurred at Brett’s Hardware at Mullinahone, Tipperary.
The safe was taken by the raiders and was later recovered intact at Lismolin, Ballingarry, South Tipperary along with an Iron Bar.

Gardaí observed the suspected offenders in 06-08 model Ford Focus S.T. 2.5Lite and pursued it at length towards Urlingford from Mullinahone.

A few days later on the 29th October 2009 at 02.10am a burglary occurred at Scanlon’s Shop, Friarstown, Grange, Co. Limerick. The alarm box was forced off the wall and the shutter on the door smashed and entry gained.
A large amount of cigarettes were ready to be taken when the raiders left the scene leaving behind the tools they used.

At 03.40am a burglary occurred at the Mace shop on Monastery Road, Doon, Co. Limerick. The front door of the shop was smashed in. and cigarettes were taken from the machine along with a quantity of cash.

The final burglary of the night occurred at 04.10am at Butlers Centra in Dundrum, Co. Tipperary. The manhole outside shop was lifted and wires were cut. Entry was gained to the shop by forcing the door. A pick axe, hammer and iron bar were left at the scene. Four males were again involved wearing balaclavas and using a Blue Ford Focus. On being disturbed by Gardaí at the scene 2 culprits attacked the unmarked patrol car with iron bars and rammed the patrol car on a number of occasions before fleeing the scene. Gardaí continued to pursue the offending car until it turned left at the Cross of Clune and continued onto the next set of crossroads where it turned right. As Gardaí were pursuing the offending vehicle reversed into the patrol car with such force that the airbags deployed in the Garda car. The Gardaí were not injured and the suspect car made good its escape in the direction of Rossmore.

Gardaí at Clonmel investigating - Telephone 052 61 77640 


Gardaí in Kilkenny are investigating an incident involving the false imprisonment of a bank official and his family and the attempted robbery of a financial institution in Kilkenny on the 3rd of November 2009.

No persons were physically injured in this incident and no money was exchanged.

Gardaí are seeking the assistance of the public in order to identify the persons involved in this incident. They are appealing for anyone who was in the area of the Weather Station at Granges Road, Kilkenny and anyone who was in the Parliament Street area of Kilkenny City today to contact them at the incident room in Kilkenny on 056 7775070.

Gardaí in Kilkenny are Investigating - Telephone 056 777 5070


On the night of Sunday 27th September 2009 at 21.49pm, there was a fire bomb attack on the Department of Finance on Upper Merrion Street, Dublin.

The assailant came from Fitzwilliam Lane, ran across Upper Merrion Street and threw a bottle at a window of the Department of Finance. The bottle exploded on the window sill.  Thankfully avoiding the extensive damage the assailant hoped for. He ran from the scene back down Fitzwilliam Lane, where he discarded his black top. He made his way towards Baggot Street.

Investigators believe he was in the area for a few hours before the incident and are appealing for any information in relation to this dangerous attack.

They are also appealing for a number of Taxis that were in the area at the time to contact them as they may have witnessed the event.

Gardaí at Pearse Street investigating - Telephone 01 666 9000

Paul Byrne

Paul Byrne aged 20, and a father of one 1 ½ yr old girl went missing on 15th July 2009.  His girlfriend was pregnant with his second child at the time.

Paul left his girlfriend’s mother’s house in Kilmartin Green in Tallaght between 5.30pm and 6pm.  He has not been seen since.

Gardaí are looking for anyone who may have seen Paul in a wine coloured Mitsubishi Charisma on the day he went missing to contact them. 

Gardaí in Tallaght are investigating - Telephone 01 666 6000

Pat Shoer

Pat Shoer is missing from Clonmel since the 1st of November last. 

Pat Shoer is missing from St. Luke’s Hospital, Clonmel.  He was seen getting on a bus from Clonmel to Waterford. There are serious concerns for his safety.  Pat is 44 years old, 5 foot 5 inches and weighs 11 stone.

Gardaí in Clonmel Investigating - Telephone  052 61 77640