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September 22

The Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating an Aggravated Burglary at a public house that occurred on the bank holiday Monday, 8th August 2014 at 6.15am.


An employee arrived for work at 6.15am. A short time later there was a knock on the window at the side of the pub. The employee opened the door and was confronted by two men purporting to be from a gas company. They said there was a gas emergency. The employee was threatened by these men and had a knife held to his throat. The men demanded the keys to the safe room which they eventually located. One of the men opened the rear door to allow three other raiders enter the pub.


The raiders stole a safe, cigarettes and alcohol during the burglary. They loaded these items into a blue Ford Transit Van (circa 2001 to 2007 model).The employee was then tied with duct tape and placed in a locked room until another employee freed him an hour later.

The raiders are described as follows:
The first raider between 5’9’’ – 5’ 11’’ in height, average build. He wore a white New York Yankees baseball cap, black jacket, blue jeans, grey runners, black gloves, and a dark neck warmer pulled up over his face.

The second raider was 5’9’’ – 5’11’’ in height and of average build. He wore grey trainers and workman’s black trousers with lots of pockets.

The third raider wore a red hoody with a hat underneath. He wore dark trousers, black shoes and white surgical gloves.

The fourth raider had a black jacket, black trousers, black baseball cap and scarf and white surgical gloves.

The fifth raider wore a New York Mets baseball cap with a white top and dark peak, black jacket, trousers and shoes and a grey or white scarf covering his face. All raiders are described as having spoken with an eastern European type language.


• Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the vicinity of Finglas village on the morning of bank holiday Monday the 4th August 2014 and may have seen five men acting suspiciously.

• Gardaí are also appealing to anyone who may have seen the light blue Ford Transit van, possibly 2001 to 2007 model.

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have been offered cigarettes or quantities of alcohol since this incident.

Telephone Finglas Garda Station 01 6667500

The Gardaí at Ballyfermot Garda Station are investigating the discovery of human remains at Thornton’s waste recycling plant in Ballyfermot, Dublin on Thursday 31st July, 2014 at 11pm.

The area was immediately preserved for a technical examination. The Gardaí examined approximately one thousand tonnes of refuse over the following four days and further remains were subsequently discovered.

Gardaí believe the source of the refuse is from skips collected in the Dublin and wider Leinster area.

The post mortem examination established that the remains are that of a male, twenty five to forty five years old, five foot eight inches to six foot in height. The victim had received surgery to his head, medically known as a Bilateral Decompressive Craniotomy.


• Gardaí are appealing for information as to the identity of the deceased and are appealing for any information that may lead them to where and how he died.

Telephone Clondalkin Garda Station 01 666 7600

New ten euro noteDetective Sergeant Matt Sheridan from the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation was in studio to discuss the new ten euro note due for circulation on Tuesday, 23rd September 2014.

The note will be circulated throughout Ireland and across the Euro Zone.
Thomas Kennedy

The Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are appealing for information on the whereabouts of missing person Tommy Kennedy. The eighty one year old went missing from his home in Finglas Tuesday the 29th July 2014. The last definite sighting of Tommy was outside his family home at Virginia Park at 9.20pm. He was putting the bins out. Tommy’s grandson arrived home later that evening and it was then the alarm was raised.

The Gardaí assisted by The Civil Defence and local volunteers conducted extensive searches of the Finglas area in the search for Tommy.

On Wednesday the 20th August, Gardaí received a report of a possible sighting of Tommy from a taxi man. He remembers a man, matching Tommy’s description, hailing a taxi on Liam Mellowes Road in the early hours of Wednesday the 30th of July. The taxi brought this man to Meadowbrook in Baldoyle.

Tommy’s family were in studio to appeal for information.  The appeal included CCTV images of Tommy in the days before his disappearance.

Telephone Finglas Garda Station 01 666 7500

Gardaí at Navan Garda Station are investigating the Murder of twenty six year old Paul Gallagher who was shot and fatally wounded in a field at Ballymacan, Slane, Co.Meath on Monday the 28th July 2014.

Paul and his friend travelled towards Dundalk on the M1 motorway earlier in the day, sometime after 4pm. Paul’s friend was driving his red Volkswagen golf car. They travelled through the M1 Toll Bridge at Drogheda and may have exited the motorway at junction 14. Paul met someone at the hard shoulder and they spoke for a short time. He got back into the car and they got back onto the M1 Southbound motorway. They were seen at the Applegreen services at Castlebellingham. They had no change for the toll bridge so they exited the M1 at Drogheda. Paul directed his friend down a number of country roads. They travelled under the bridge at Oldbridge, towards Slane. They came to a farmhouse at Ballymacan. Paul got out and seemed slightly apprehensive. He got back into the car and directed his friend to return home. They stopped at the Brink Service Station in Slane and travelled on a number of country roads back to Dublin. Paul returned home.

At around 10.30pm, Paul contacted his friend again and asked him to drive him back to Drogheda. They returned to the farm at Ballymacan. Two men may have joined them here. Paul and his friend became separated. Moments later shots were heard. Paul’s body was discovered in a field two days later.


• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who saw Paul and his friend earlier in the day on Monday the 28th July at Junction 14 and/or in the general area.

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the Tullyallen area of Drogheda and may have seen any suspicious activity.

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the Ballymacan area on this night who may have seen suspicious activity to come forward.

• Gardaí are appealing to the driver of a Subaru car that was in the area on the Monday night to come forward.

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to the murder of Paul Gallagher to come forward.

Telephone Navan Garda Station on 046 907 9930

Re-Appeal – Murder of Raonaid Murray

The 4th September 2014 was the 15th Anniversary of the murder of 17year old Raonaid Murray. The Gardaí remain fully committed to the investigation into Raonaid’s murder. The full time Incident Room remains in situ at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station.  The Serious Crime Review Team at NBCI, Garda HQ continues to provide invaluable assistance to the investigation team at Dun Laoghaire.

Raonaid Murray worked at a clothes shop then known as Sally West in Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre, she left the shop at approximately 9pm on the 3rd September 1999 and went with a friend to Scott’s Public House in Dun Laoghaire. She made arrangements with a friend to go to a Night Club later that night.  She left Scott’s at approximately 11.20pm to go home and change before heading to the Night Club. Her house is about a 15 minute walk from Scott's Public House. Her body was then found at Silchester Crescent in Glenageary at 12.33am, Saturday 4th September 1999, less than 500 yards from her home.

Extensive lines of enquiries have been and continue to be pursued by the investigation team.

Gardaí are again renewing their appeal for any information which may assist in their continued investigation.

If any person has any information which could assist in identifying a motive for the murder of Raonaid and / or if any person has any doubts about the veracity of an alibi provided, we would appeal for your immediate assistance.  You may be unknowingly shielding a killer.

Telephone Dun Laoghaire Garda Station 01 666 5000

This month’s Crime Prevention segment included a feature offering advice to our student population, many of whom are starting college and moving away from home for the first time. The programme broadcasted a mini feature highlighting the precautions that students should take to protect both themselves and their property.

Stay safe on campus leaflet

Crime Prevention page

On this month’s traffic segment, Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to discuss Cycling.

Cycling is a safe pastime, however there is a sharp increase in cyclist road fatalities.

There is a high risk period ahead with an expected increase in cyclists, returning to school and college.

The need for visibility and adherence to all the rules of the road is vital for safety, as is the need for drivers to pay extra attention to cyclists, as we all share the road.