Gardaí investigating the fatal shooting at Parslickstown on the 23/10/09 wish to renew their appeal for members of the public to come forward and assist them with their investigation.
They are keen to speak with anyone who may have seen a male described as wearing dark clothing running from the Centrepoint shop Parslickstown where he may have got into a waiting car.
In addition, Gardaí wish to appeal for information in relation to two cars that were discovered burned out at approximately 9.30pm on the 23/10/09.
The first was a black Toyota Landcruser which was found at Raynestown outside of Dunshaughlin, Meath and the second is a red VW Golf which was found at Valley Park Drive in Finglas. No further details of these vehicles.
While Gardaí are not linking either of these cars directly with the incident they are keen to speak to anyone that may have information relating to their movement.
Anyone who can assist or who may have information relating to the shooting is asked to contact Blanchardstown Garda Station on 01 – 6667000, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
Never divulge security or identity detail over the internet. Banks will never request this information over the internet.
In recent months there has been an increase in the proliferation of Phishing attacks that attempt to surreptitiously obtain peoples username and passwords for the purpose of bypassing the authentication information the banks have in place in the us of internet banking. Since June 2009 the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation has been conducting an investigation of malicious programmes known as "Trojan malware".
• The purpose of these attacks is to transfer money from the customer’s bank account to another account with the same bank which is referred to as a “Mule” account. This money is then immediately withdrawn from the “Mule” account. This mule account holder has agreed to allow their account to be used and they agree to do so for the payment of 10% of the amount transferred.
• The “Mule” account holder then send the money abroad by means of cash remittance services.
• The individual loss for each account varies but is usually between €3,000 and €5,000 for each bank customer.
With other police services in Europe and elsewhere this investigation is targeting the operators of this trojan malware and in Ireland individuals that have operated mule accounts.
At this time 19 people suspected of operated “mule” accounts have been interviewed as part of the investigation. Computer equipment and other evidence have been seized. One person has been charged with a theft offence, and others are expected to be charged in due course. As the investigation is ongoing other suspects are being sought for interview.
Any person who allows their bank account to be used as “Mule” account in this manner is liable to be arrested and charged with a criminal offence. People should not act on request to allow their bank accounts to be used in this way.
The Garda Bureau Fraud Investigation is working with the financial industry to investigate and prevent this activity and the actions taken so far have resulted in considerable savings to financial institutions and their customers.
Advice to the Public:
• Always Keep Computer anti Virus, Anti Spy ware, and Firewall software functioning and up to date.
• Never divulge security or identity detail over the internet. Banks will never request this information over the internet.
• If you use internet banking, regularly check your transactions and report any concern you may have to your bank or the Garda Siochana, and act on the security advice which your bank provides.
• Around 1 in 4 burglaries involve forcing a door or breaking the glass in the door to gain access to the property.
• Around 1 in 3 burglaries involve forcing or breaking windows.
• However, nearly 1 in 4 burglaries, individuals gained access to property through unsecured doors or windows.
• Above information taken from year to September 2009.
• Having good security measures, including strengthening entry points around the house, as well as additional security measures, reduces opportunity for burglary.
At 8.30pm on Friday the 9th of October. David Thomas (43) from Finglas was smoking outside the Drake Inn in Finglas when a man walked up to him and shot him in the head. The man got into a dark blue Opel Astra which was found burnt out shortly afterwards.
Gardaí are looking for witnesses around Finglas main street and Glasanaon Court where the getaway car was set alight and abandoned.
Gardaí in Finglas Investigating - Telephone 01 666 7500
Ken Fetherston, a 26 year old man has not been seen since Tuesday, the September 22nd 2009.
Ken is the father of a 3-year-old daughter and has worked as a coach driver prior to breaking his leg on holidays this August. He is from Tallaght.
On Tuesday, the 22nd September 2009 at 8.30am he left his apartment at Tallaght Cross Hotel in his red Honda Civic. He then drove to Luke Lawlor’s Filling Station and bought 10euro of petrol. He then drove to the Knocklyon area.
Friends found his car on Saturday, the 26th September on a lay-by on the N11. The driver’s door was unlocked and there was no key in the car.
Gardaí know that the car was abandoned here between 11pm on Tuesday, the 22nd and 10am on Wednesday, the 23rd. Ken’s mobile phone has not been used since 9.30am on Tuesday, the 22nd September.
Gardaí in Tallaght Investigating - Telephone 01 666 6000
Last month a gang carried out a series of raids around the Kilkenny, Waterford and Tipperary areas. These criminals have struck several times, always at night and always with the same car.
The raids took place on the 12th of September at shops in Paulstown and Mulinavat and on the 21st of September at licensed premises in Ballyhale and Kilmacow. In all the raids except Mullinavat, cigarettes and cash were taken.
A Silver Skoda Octavia was used by the gang during the raids. It bore different registration plates during the raids.
The Skoda was used by the same gang during raids in Dunmore East and Lismore, Co. Waterford on the 26th of September and 1st of October respectively.
Gardaí in Thomastown Investigating - Telephone 056 7754 150
Gardaí in Waterford Investigating - Telephone 051 305311
Gardaí in Tallaght Garda Station are still requesting the assistance of the public in relation to the shooting of Robert Delaney at Russell Rise on the 22nd October 2008. Robert remains in a serious condition in Tallaght hospital.
On the morning of the shooting, the 27 year old father of two answered a call at his door. He looked out his kitchen window and a gunman fired a shot, hitting Robert in the head.
Tallaght Gardaí is particularly interested in speaking to anyone who may have seen either:
(a) Suspicious activity in the Russell estate on the evening of 21/10/08 and the morning of the 22/10/08.
(b) An unregistered (with no number plates) white Honda Integra car which was stolen on the evening of the 21st October from a garage on the Naas Road and subsequently located in the Montpelier Estate.
Any sightings related to the above car, or any information relating to the shooting may be given to either the Gardaí at Tallaght at 01 666 6000.
Gardaí at Askeaton, Co. Limerick are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the suspicious death of a 92 year old male at his home in Ballymakery, Kilcolman, Co. Limerick.
At approximately 11am on the 23/10/09 Garda were called to the above address where the body of one James Mulqueen, aged 92 years, was discovered.
The scene was technically examined and the body removed to the Mid Western Regional Hospital where a Post Mortem examination was carried out by the Deputy State Pathologist.
An incident room has been set up at Rathkeale Garda Station ph 069-63214, and enquiries are ongoing.
Gardaí are particularly appealing to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the vicinity of Ballymakeery between 10am on Thursday, the 22/10/09 and 10am on Friday, the 23/10/09, to contact them.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí at Askeaton on 061-601630, or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.
You should call 999 in the case of an emergency. An emergency is any incident which requires an immediate Garda response. Examples of emergencies are:-
• A danger to life
• Risk of serious injury
• Crime in progress or about to happen
• Offender still at scene or has just left
In all other circumstances when reporting a crime you should contact your local Garda Station. You can find out details of your local Garda Station in the Station Directory on the Garda Website. Anyone with information regarding a crime can also ring the Garda Confidential Telephone Number 1800 666 111.
Contact details of your local Garda Station should be readily to hand in both your home and place of work, and on speed dial on your home and mobile phones.