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March 27

The Gardaí at Thurles Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred on Wednesday the 25th January 2012.

The house is situated in a remote area in Cloughtaney, close to Drangan.  The woman was in the kitchen watching television while her husband was in bed.  At about 7.45pm the doorbell rang.  The woman answered the door and was confronted by a masked man, who grabbed her in the hall while at least three more raiders began searching the house.  They made their way to a bedroom where the women’s husband was asleep.

The woman was then brought to the bedroom she saw her husband who was assaulted with an iron nail bar.  The man was then punched and kicked as the raiders demanded money.

The woman was brought to the kitchen as the raiders began searching the house for money.  When the raider found money, they tied the couple up and left them in the bedroom.  Before the raiders left they broke the couple’s mobile phones and pulled the wiring for the landline from the wall.  The raiders damaged a car belonging to the couple that was parked in the driveway.

Description of Raiders:

One of the raiders was six foot in height, the remainder of the raiders were between five foot eight inches to five foot ten inches in height.  All the raiders wore balaclavas, green gardening gloves and dark clothing.  They were armed with nail bars and one with a sledgehammer.


• Any sightings of a large dark coloured car with alloy wheels in the Drangan area between the 6pm and 8pm on Wednesday the 25th January 2012.

• Any sightings of vehicles / individuals in the days and weeks preceding this incident.

• Anyone who knows the identity of those responsible to come forward.

Gardaí at Thurles Garda Station are investigating                                       Telephone 0504 25100

The Gardaí at Clontarf Garda Station are investigating a cash in transit robbery that occurred at a filling station on the Howth Road, Killester, Dublin 5.

On Thursday the 10th February 2012 at 11.30am a Security Van arrived at the garage to collect a sum of money.  As the security guard was returning to the van with the cash box, a silver Toyota Avensis saloon car registration number 99D60339 pulled up.  A man armed with a handgun got out of the passenger seat and approached the security guard.  He told the security guard to drop the cash box.  The raider grabbed the box and got back into the car.  The car travelled in the direction of the Howth Road towards Clontarf.

This car was abandoned moments later on Dunluce Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3.


• The Silver Toyota Avensis was sold on Tuesday the 7th February 2012 at a community centre in Ashbourne.

• Any witness who where at the filling station or the Howth Road area on the morning of the robbery.

• Any witnesses who where in the Dunluce Road area and may have seen the raiders abandoning the silver Avensis.

 Gardaí at Clontarf Garda Station are investigating                                     Telephone 01 6664800

The Gardaí at Dundalk Garda Station are investigating the double murder of Anthony Burnett and Joseph Redmond on Wednesday, the 7th March 2012.  Their bodies were discovered in a car that had been burnt out at Ravensdale Forrest, the two men had been shot.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone for information in relation to this double murder to come forward.

Gardaí at Dundalk Garda Station are investigating                                         Telephone 042 9388400

Padraig Campbell

The Gardaí at Carrickmacross Garda Station are investigating the disappearance of thirty seven year old Padraig Campbell who is missing since Sunday the 18th March 2012.  Padraig was last seen Colloville, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan at 7pm.  He was wearing a grey t-shirt, black body warmer jacket and blue jeans. He drives a navy blue Toyota Avensis registration number HX53EKU.

Gardaí at Carrickmacross Garda Station are investigating                     Telephone 042 9690190

Michael Gallagher

The Gardaí at Tallaght are re-appealing for information in relation to the Murder of Michael Gallagher who was murdered in January 2007.

Just after 10pm on Thursday the 18th January, sixty year old Michael was at home with his partner at Tymonville Road, Tallaght.  A knock came to the front door and was answered by Michael’s partner, two males pushed passed her entering the house and assaulted Michael fatally wounding him. The two males fled the scene on foot.

Earlier in the day Michael went to B&Q to buy supplies as he was a painter and decorator. Michael was a hard working man and was not involved in any kind of criminal activity. He had been working on his family home in Co. Leitrim with his brother and planned to retire there eventually.

His family appeal for information on this brutal attack five years on.


• Anyone who was in the Tymonville Road area of Tallaght on the night of the murder and may have information that will assist the investigation

Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are investigating                   Telephone 01 6666000

On this months safety call Sergeant Kelvin Courtney was in studio to offer advice to retailers in relation to theft from shops.

He will also offer advice in relation to distraction thefts.

For more information please contact Crimecall@garda.ie

Religious Relics - Christchurch Cathedral

On Saturday the 3rd March 2012 between 10.30am and 12.30pm a relic containing the heart of St. Laurence O’Toole was removed from St. Laude’s Chapel in Christchurch Cathedral.  The relic was kept in a wooden heart shaped container, sealed within a small wrought iron barred box.  The heart is suspended from a wall by an iron chain and is kept within the iron box.

The culprit gained access to the relic by using a bolt cutters and similar device to cut the chain and cut through the iron cage.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

Religious Relics - Killester

On Monday the 30th January 2012 between 10.30am and 4pm a casket was removed from the marble alter at St.Bridget’s Church in Killester, Dublin 5.

The casket had only recently been cleaned and St. Bridget’s relic was removed from inside it as a precaution.  At 12.30pm a male was captured on CCTV entering the church.  He was observed leaving a short time later carrying a plastic bag.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.



This month’s traffic segment focused on An Garda Síochána working in tandem with multi agencies conducting a TISPOL Checkpoint.

TISPOL is committed to reducing death, serious injury and crime on Europe's roads. Its activities are guided by research, intelligence, information and experience, to produce measurable results that contribute to reducing casualties and making roads

Sergeant Liam Geraghty was in studio to discuss this matter further and offer advice to motorist.

Garda Keith White was in studio with an update on missing person Denis Walsh missing since 1996.

 His family made an appeal on the programme last month and several calls were received on the night.

 Gardaí are following up on the information received and would like to thank the public for their assistance with this investigation.

Damian Gordon

The Gardaí at Swords Garda Station are looking for information on the whereabouts of Damian Gordon, (Dob) 17/10/1972. He has previously resided in Roscommon.

He failed to appear at the Circuit Court for sentencing in relation to a charge under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Gardaí at Swords Garda Station are investigating                                       Telephone 01 6664700