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April 24

The Gardaí at Murroe Garda Station, are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred on Thursday 30th March 2017 at approximately 12.30am.

The victim, who runs a service station in the town had just closed up for the evening, it was 10pm. He drove home, just 4km away where he remained for thirty minutes, he arranged to meet friends and left for a few hours. He returned home shortly after midnight. He prepared to lock up the house and go to bed, as he approached the rear patio door, four masked and armed men entered and pushed him to the floor. They tied his hands and feet with cable ties.

The armed men demanded money and believed there was a safe in the house, but there was no money or a safe in the house. They questioned the man about the service station demanding the keys and the alarm codes.

Two of the men stayed with the victim as two of the men left and went to the service station where they entered the garage and stole a quantity of cash and cigarettes. After a period of time the two men who remained at the house left. The victim managed to free himself and raise the alarm.


• Gardaí were appealing to anyone in the Murroe area between the evening of Wednesday, March 29th and the early hours of March 30th to come forward.
• Suspect 1: Six foot in height of heavy build with a strong Limerick accent, possibly in his fifties wearing a black balaclava, jacket, boots and gloves.
• Suspect 2: Five foot ten inches in height of heavy build, spoke with a Limerick accent, appeared to be in his fifties. He wore dark clothing, a black balaclava and gloves.
• Suspect 3: Five foot eight inches in height of heavy build spoke with a Limerick accent. He wore a dark brown coat, dark coloured pants and brown boots with laces.
• Suspect 4: Five foot nine inches in height of thin build, spoke with a Limerick accent. He wore a black bomber style jacket. He wore his pants tucked into his boots, black balaclava and gloves. He was armed with a revolver type handgun and was particularly aggressive.
• It is believed the men used a silver saloon type car, with alloys wheels and a sunroof.
• Gardaí were appealing to anyone in a position to progress the investigation having considered the suspect/car descriptions.
Anyone with information in relation to this crime or as to the identity of those involved. Anyone who noticed any suspicious activity, not matter how insignificant they believe it to be, on the night in question or in the weeks preceding this crime.

Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station are investigating         Tel: (061) 214 340

On this month’s Crime Prevention Segment, Sergeant Kelvin Courtney was in studio to discuss vehicle security. Sergeant Courtney offered advice to the public in relation to parking safe, locking up, taking your belongings and personal items with you and increasing the security on your vehicle.

Gardaí were advising all drivers, both private and commercial, to make sure they properly lock and secure their cars, and secure their car keys in their homes to prevent incidents of fishing, where criminals use a magnetic rod to remove car keys left on display in hallways & windows.
Further information on Crime Prevention is available here.

Gardaí at Claremorris Garda Station are investigating two incidents of Criminal Damage that occurred on Friday 17th February and Saturday 11th March 2017 at a house in Cullane, Swinford, Co. Mayo.

The first incident occurred at approximately 10.50pm on Friday 17th February 2017; the front windows of the house were broken and a petrol soaked fabric was used in an attempt to start a fire.

The second incident occurred on Saturday 11th March 2017 at approximately 7.50pm two bedroom windows were smashed and both bedrooms were ablaze.

Gardaí were appealing to anyone in the area with information to contact them

 Gardaí at Claremorris Garda Station are investigating Tel: (094) 937 2080

EVOFIT - Aggravated Burglary on the Ballycummin Road, Raheen, Co. Limerick on the 6.4.17.

The Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred on Thursday 6th of April 2017 at 5.40pm on the Ballycummin Road, Raheen, Co. Limerick.   The victim returned home to discover her house had been broken into, she left and went to a family relative who lived nearby to alert them.

They both returned to the injured party’s house where they were confronted by a man who was armed with a large knife and told the victim he was looking for money.

The man is described as tall wearing grey tracksuit type trousers, a dark top with the hood up and a beanie type hat underneath.  The man was described as being pale, almost sickly looking, thin and spoke with a neutral accent. 

              Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station are investigating Tel: (061) 214 340

EVOFIT - Sexual Assault in Finglas, Dublin on the 25.3.17

The Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating a sexual assault incident that occurred on Saturday 25th March 2017 at approximately 12.40pm.

The victim was walking through Lanesbourough Park, Finglas towards Meville Road, Finglas and as she exited the park through a pedestrian gate close to a local shop, there was a male at the gate on a black bicycle. As the victim attempted to walk past this man, he sexually assaulted her.

The man is described as five foot ten inches in height of medium build, between thirty and forty years old, with light brown/ginger hair that was fine and receding, he was clean shaven. He was wearing black sunglasses with a silver frame, a sandy coloured hooded jumper with a t-shirt underneath, dark denim jeans and dark shoes.

He was cycling a black bicycle with no distinctive markings.

Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating Tel: (01) 666 7500

Missing Person - Ronnie Maloney

The Gardaí in Castlebar Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to a missing person, forty-five year-old Ronnie Maloney, (DOB) 29/06/1971, who is missing since 16th January 2017 from Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

Mr Maloney had recently become homeless and although numerous efforts and enquiries have been made to find him, he has not been located to date.

He has no identification with him and does not appear to have access to any money.

He is described as being six foot two inches in height weighing approx thirteen stone. He has an English accent with short brown hair and green eyes. Gardaí are unsure what type of clothing he was wearing at the time he went missing. He is described as vulnerable and suffers from Mental Health issues.

Gardaí at Castlebar Garda Station Garda Station are investigating Tel: (094) 903 8200

Missing Person - Trevor Deely

Gardaí at Pearse Street are renewing their appeal to the public in tracing the whereabouts of Trevor Deely who was last captured on CCTV passing the Bank of Ireland ATM machine on Haddington Road, at approximately 4.14 a.m. on the 8th December, 2000.

On the 8th December, 2000, following his Christmas party, Trevor called to his place of work to collect an umbrella, due to the inclement weather conditions. CCTV footage from the last sightings of Trevor Deely has been digitally enhanced. New CCTV footage captures a male dressed in black outside the rear entrance of Bank of Ireland, Asset Management Offices on Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2 between 3am and 3.34am, prior to Trevor Deely arriving. At 3.34am, moments before Trevor approaches his place of work this male steps out onto the footpath and follows Trevor Deely to the back gate of Bank of Ireland, Asset Management before conversing with him at 3.35am.

Trevor was last captured on CCTV passing the Bank of Ireland ATM machine on Haddington Road at approximately 4.14.21am on the 8th December, 2000. Gardaí believe that the male acting suspiciously outside of Trevor’s place of work is the same male that is seen passing the Bank of Ireland ATM on Haddington Road at 4.14.55am, 34 seconds after Trevor Deely that morning.

The Review Team at Pearse Street Garda Station has been investigating Trevor’s disappearance since September, 2016 under the command of Detective Superintendent Peter O’ Boyle and Detective Inspector Paul Costello. 

         Gardaí at Pearse Street Garda Station are investigating Tel: (01) 666 9000

Leonard Hughes, a forty nine year old fisherman went missing off the coast of Gorey into the Irish Sea after falling off a fishing trawler. A frantic search was launched for Leonard but unfortunately was unsuccessful. In January of this year human remains were recovered off the coast of Wales and following a thorough DNA analysis of the remains it was confirmed that they were in fact that of Leonard, who was reunited with his family and brought home for burial.

An Garda Síochána were actively encouraging family members of missing persons  to supply a sample of their  D.N.A  to assist with the identification of  human remains discovered both within  Ireland and throughout Europe. Members of the public can request the taking of a sample by calling to their local Garda Station or by e-mailing the following address: missing_persons@garda.ie.

Murder of James Cahillane in Killorglin on the 19.4.12

The Gardaí at Tralee Garda Station are continuing to investigating the murder of James Cahillane that occurred during the early hours of Thursday the 19th of April 2012.

James’s body was discovered in his burning house at Ardraw, Beaufort, Killorglin, Co Kerry.

James was fifty eight years old and originally from Killorglin town. He moved five kilometres to Beaufort in later years. James was well liked and a popular individual. He worked in a company in the town for twenty years and socialised in the town regularly.

On Wednesday the 18th of April James left his place of work and went to two local public houses.   A short time before midnight he got a taxi home from Clifford’s Pub. The taxi driver waited until he got safely inside his house. This was the last time James was seen alive.

At 2am the fire was discovered by a neighbour who alerted the emergency services. A post mortem revealed that James died as a result of blunt force trauma and smoke inhalation.

An extensive Garda Investigation was launched and continues today, James’ son Gary, daughter Lisa and other family and friends renewed their appeal for information on the 5th anniversary of James’ death.    Appeal: • Gardaí believe this investigation could be progressed with assistance from the local community in Killorglin.

Gardaí at Tralee  Garda Station are investigating - Tel: (066) 710 2300

The Gardaí at Tralee Garda Station, are investigating a Sexual Assault that occurred in the early hours of Sunday 28th August 2016 at Shanakill Estate, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

The victim had been out with friends in a local public house in the town earlier in the night. They then left and got a takeaway. The woman decided to get a taxi home and walked towards the taxi rank but there were no taxis there so she decided to walk home.

The woman walked on Ashe Street towards the Upper Rock Road, as she walked past the Burger Shack Restaurant, a light coloured three-door Fiat Punto car drove slowly alongside her, the driver attempted to talk to the woman but she ignored him and continued walking. The car drove along beside her again for a short time before driving off.

As the woman walked past Monalee Estate the three-door Fiat Punto car drove by her.

The woman walked along the path leading to the Shanakill Estate. A Fiat Punto car drove into the car park beside the Shanakill Estate and parked. As the woman walked along the footpath she passed a man walking towards her. As she got to the entrance of the estate she was grabbed from behind and sexually assaulted. The woman struggled and screamed. She dropped her handbag and ran from the man. The man picked up the woman’s belongings and fled.

Approximately ten minutes later, the Fiat Punto car drove out of the car park at Shanakill towards the Monalee Road.  


• Gardaí were appealing to anyone in the Shanakill area of Tralee on Sunday 28th August 2016 who may have seen something suspicious to come forward.

• Gardaí were appealing to anyone who may be in a position to identify the driver of the light coloured Fiat Punto car to come forward. 

Gardaí at Tralee Garda Station are investigating Tel: (066) 710 2300

On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to discuss the recent introduction of Preliminary Drug Testing which was introduced last week by Minister Ross.

Preliminary Drug Testing came into effect at midnight on 13th April 2017. The new Garda powers mean Gardaí can now test drivers for the presence of both alcohol and drugs.

These tests will be carried out by An Garda Síochána using the Dräger DrugTest® 5000, an easy to use mobile drug screening system that tests a sample of a driver’s oral fluid (saliva) for the presence of cannabis, cocaine, opiates (e.g. heroin, morphine) and benzodiazepines (e.g. valium). The new devices will also be available in Garda stations.

Penalties upon conviction for drug driving include:

• Minimum 1-year driving disqualification if you are found to be above the legal threshold for cocaine, cannabis or heroin (since April 2017)

• Minimum of 4 years driving disqualification if you are found to have drugs in your body and are impaired to such an extent that you do not have proper control of a vehicle

• Up to €5,000 fine

• Up to 6 months in prison