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April 26

On Monday the 4th of April at approx 9pm four masked and armed men entered the home of a post office executive and his family and took them hostage. At approx 11pm the employee’s wife was taken from the house in a silver Mercedes car partial registration number 11D to a derelict house at Lispopple in Swords, Co.Dublin and held overnight. The post office employee was told to go to the GPO and obtain a sum of money in order to secure the release of his wife. At approx 9.15am she managed to release herself and raise the alarm. The Mercedes was recovered at Boroimhe Beeches in Swords at 9.20am.


• any person who noticed any activity in the Fenor area of Kildare on the evening of the 4th of April 2011 from 8.30pm into the 5th of April 2011 at 7am

• Fenor is a town land approx 2 kilometres from Kildare on the Kildare to Kildangan Road

• Any person who noticed any activity in the Lispopple area of Swords on the 4th of April 2011 between 11.30 pm and 5th of April 2011 at 9.30 am

• Any person in the Boroimhe Beeches area of Swords who noticed any activity on the 4th of April 2011 between 11.30 pm and 5th of April 2011 at 9.30 am

• Any person who noticed any activity in any of these three areas , Fenor Kildare, Lispopple Swords or Borimhe Beeches Swords during the  12 week period leading up to the 4th of April 2011

• In particular persons or vehicles not local to the area

Gardaí at Naas Garda Station are investigating Telephone 045884300


The Gardaí at Castlrea Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary and False Imprisonment incident that occurred on Wednesday the 6th of April 2011.

At approximately 11.45pm four masked and armed men broke into the home of a retired post master in Cloonfad, Co. Roscommon. The retired post master lives in the house attached to the post office. They threatened him and tied his hands with electrical cables, believing him to be the post master. He explained to them that he was retired. They intimidated him for several hours and he was forced to disclose where the current post office manager lived. The four men took the retired post master with them in their car, a slate grey Golf registration number 06M5610, a copied registration number and directed him to take them to the post mistresses house. He knocked on the window of her home and she opened the door for him. The raiders burst in through the door and held the family inside. Her elderly parents also live with her. The raiders ransacked her home and stole a quantity of cash. They demanded the keys to the safe from the post office. The raiders took everyone back to the post office in their car and the post office manager’s car. The raiders were informed that the safe was on a time lock and would not open. They waited at the post office throughout the night and held the family there.

Shortly after 8am the following morning, the Gardaí became aware of suspicious activity at the post office. A Garda was dispatched to the post office to investigate. He was confronted by the four masked raiders and a struggle ensued between them. The raiders made their getaway in their vehicle that was parked in the back yard. The Garda gave chase in an official patrol car and activated the lights and sirens. He lost sight of them at Dunmore.

• Anyone who was in the Cloonfad area or surrounding area between 10pm and 11.45pm on Wednesday the 6th of April 2011 and may have seen suspicious activity

• Anyone who may have seen a grey Golf registration number 06MO5610 between 1.30 – 2.00am driving from Cloonfad to the Williamstown Area.

• Anyone who may have seen a silver Toyota Yaris partial registration number 05MO travelling in convey with the Golf car en route back from Williamstown to the Post Office in Cloonfad

• Anyone who was in the Dunmore, Williamstown, Carrowroe and Glenamaddy area on the morning of Thursday the 7th of April 2011 and may have seen the grey Golf travelling at speed.

Description of Men:

• Raider 1 – Tall and thin wearing a light grey knitted or fleece hoody, purple and white shirt, jeans and dark shoes

• Raider 2 was tall and thin wearing a dark grey fleece jacket, dark bottoms.

• Raider 3 was small and stocky wearing a brown fleece jacket, brown cord trousers with a hole in the knee and white socks over trousers and caterpillar  boots

• Raider 4 was small and stocky wearing a black dark jacket, red checked shirt, white socks, black slip on shoes.

Gardaí at Castlerea Garda Station are investigating Telephone 0949621630

James Nolan

The Gardaí at Clontarf Garda Station are investigating the discovery of remains found on Dollymount Beach on Tuesday the 8th of February 2011.

A member of the public was walking along the beach at approximately 5.30pm when he came across a human limb. The limb was removed and an examination took place. It was established that the remains was the right arm of a human male and had been in the water for one to six weeks. Further enquiries carried out through Interpol across all registered DNA Date Base in Europe resulted in a positive match to James Nolan, (DOB) 04/06/1964 from Finglas Dublin 11.

James attended the Wellmount Medical Clinic in Finglas on Tuesday the 30th of November 2010.He was known to frequent the Fairlawn estate area and Clearwater Shopping Centre in Finglas. He was also known to frequent the open ground area beside St. Canice’s Church and the Dunnes Store car park on Cardiffbridge’s Road in Finglas. He had two pet dogs that he always had with him.

• Anyone who may have seen James in the Fairlawn Estate, Clearwater shopping centre, St. Canices Church grounds and the Dunnes Stores car park on Cardiffsbridge Road, Finglas.

• Anyone who may have seen James in the Dublin City Centre Area.

• Anyone who may have seen James at the Wellmount Clinic in Finglas.

• Anyone with any information in relation to the disappearance and circumstances of his death.

Gardaí at Clontarf Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 6664800

The Gardaí at Kells Garda Station are investigating a Fatal Hit and Run Road Traffic Collision that occurred in the early hours of the 9th of June 1996.

Paraic Coffey was just eighteen years old when he was killed in a fatal hit and run road traffic accident on the Athboy to Dunderry road. Paraic had been socialising with friends at a disco at Buck Mulligans in Athboy. He decided to walk home after the disco had finished and was seen between 2.30am and 3am on the main street in Athboy. Two local people found him lying on the Dunderry to Athboy road a short time later. He was transferred to hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. His parents identified their son at the hospital.

A small stone memorial in memory of Paraic was placed at the spot where he was killed. His family and friends who live in the Rathcairn Gealtacht pass it everyday.


•Anyone from the Rathcairn Gealtacht or the surrounding community  who may be in a position to offer information to assist with the investigation

Gardaí at Kells Garda Station are investigating Telephone 0469280820


Sgt Andrew Haran will offer Crime Prevention Advice and Public Reassurance on some of the crimes featured on the programme. He will specifically offer practical advice to the viewers in relation to theft from vehicles.


The Gardaí in Coolock are investigating a serious assault that occurred in Donaghmede Park on Thursday the 7th of April 2011.

At approximately 11.45pm a man entered the home of a woman who was asleep in an upstairs bedroom. The man attacked the woman with a weapon and inflicted serious injury to her. She made several attempts to escape from her attacker who eventually fled from the house. The woman managed to alert neighbours from a bedroom window. She was taken by ambulance to hospital where her condition was described as critical. She underwent surgery and is now in a comfortable condition.

The attacker fled on foot and would have been covered in blood.

A burglary occurred at the home of this woman on Wednesday the 6th of April 2011 between 12 midday and 12.30pm. This burglary was carried out by two males. There was no sign of forced entry at the woman’s home.

Description of Man:   5ft 7 inches in height wearing a hoody top.


• Anyone who was in the Donaghmede Park, Donaghmede Road and Donaghmede Avenue before or after the incident who may have witnessed anything suspicious.

• Anyone who may have seen a man matching the description or may have seen a man wearing bloodstained clothes.

• Anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the Donaghmede Park area on Wednesday the 6th of April 2011 between 12 midday and 12.30pm.

Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 6664200

This month’s traffic segment with Sergeant Jim McAllister includes a feature on two new devices that An Garda Síochána have at their disposal to combat cars that have noisy exhausts and tinted windows.

The new device measures the level of noise in relation to the exhaust and a light meter determines whether or not the tint in the front windows are within the legal limit. The feature includes a gathering of modified car enthusiasts and members of the Garda Traffic Corps using the equipment to perform both tests.