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February 27

The Gardaí at Greystones Garda Station are investigating a burglary that occurred at a bank on Church Road in the early hours of Friday 25th November 2016.

Four men were captured by CCTV cameras driving around the town prior to the Burglary in a grey coloured Audi A6 Estate car. They arrive at the bank and reverse onto the pavement directly outside the door. The driver remains at the wheel, while the other three, set to work on gaining access to the bank’s ATM machine. They are disturbed by a passing motorist and at this point hide themselves out of view and the equipment, (No description of motorist or car). They then continue to use the equipment to causes an explosion and damage to the machine.

They then access the bank and the rear of the machine, where they take cash that they place in bags. One of the bags appeared to be yellow. They flee the bank leaving behind a crow bar and maul. The make their getaway in the direction of the N11.

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the Greystones area between 4am and 4.30am to come forward.

• Gardaí are appealing to any passengers either boarding or already on the Air Coach that departed from opposite the bank at 4.15am • Gardaí are appealing to the motorist that drove by the bank at shortly after 4.20am

• Gardaí are interested in any sightings of the Audi A6 estate, dark grey, (gun barrel grey), possibly 2011/2012 model. Unusual alloy wheels, silver roof rails (distinctive) and a sunroof.

• Two cars we seen travelling in convoy with the Audi as it left the scene, one of which has yet to be identified. Described as a small silver hatchback, with red writing on the side

• Gardaí want to speak to anyone who has information or knows the identity of the suspects to come forward.

Gardai at Bray Garda Station are investigating - telephone 01 666 5300

On this month’s Crime Prevention Segment, Sergeant Kelvin Courtney was in studio to discuss the National Crime Prevention & Reduction Campaign “Streetwise” that will commence in March 2017.

This campaign is part of An Garda Síochána’s Anti-Crime Strategy, Operation Thor and will be supported by three pillars namely, Education / Awareness, Crime Prevention and Enforcement.

The objective of this campaign is to communicate a strong “personal safety” message to the public in advance of and during the St. Patrick’s Day Festival.

Sergeant Courtney advised the public to plan their journey to and from their destination when socialising in towns and cities.

EVOFIT - Burglary near Drummond, Monaghan on the 6.1.17

Gardaí at Carrickmacross Garda Station are investigating a burglary that occurred at a house near Drummond on Friday 6th January 2017.

The victim, arriving home encountered a man exiting their house via the front door, two other men were observed exiting through the back door. Three males fled and got into a dark coloured VW Golf car that was parked in an adjoining estate. One of the bedrooms in the house was ransacked and a sum of money stolen from the house.

An EVOFIT was compiled, the man is described as approximately five foot eight inches in height of stocky build.

Gardai at Carrickmacross Garda Station are investigating - telephone 042 969 0190

EVOFIT -Trespassing at Knockbrack, Mullinavat, Kilkenny on the 29.1.17.

The Gardaí at Mullinavat Garda Station are investigating an incident of trespassing that occurred at Knockbrack, Mullinavat, Co. Kilkenny on Sunday 29th January 2017.

The injured party was at home when he observed a man in and around his house acting suspiciously. A witness stated that there was a white VW Caddy van in the Darbystown area during the day also acting suspiciously.

Gardai at Mooncoin Garda Station are investigating - telephone 051 895122

Missing Person - Aengus (Gussie) Shanahan since February 2000

The Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station are appealing for information on Missing Person Aengus (Gussie) Shanahan who is missing from his home in Ashbrook, Limerick since February 2000.

Twenty year old Gussie worked in Dell, he normally travelled to and from work using varies methods of public transport. Gussie didn’t drive and did not own a mobile phone. On Friday the 11th February 2000, Gussie finished work at 3pm. He got paid that day and travelled to Limerick City and withdrew £100 from a Bank of Ireland ATM. His father Bob worked at the bank and Gussie met him there and returned £60 he had borrowed from him the week before. Gussie then went across the road to Supermacs and met a friend. They discussed their plans for the evening. Gussie and two close friends travelled to a public house known at the time as Cooper’s Bar on St. Joseph’s Street. They had a couple of sociable drinks and chatted with other customers in the bar. The two friends were renting a house across the road from the pub. Shortly after 9pm one of the friends went home to prepare some food. The other friend followed shortly afterwards. It was arranged that Gussie would stay with them for the night. Gussie remained in the bar and had another drink.

He made two phone calls to some other friends to see if they wanted to meet up with him later in the night. One of the friend’s phone was unanswered and the other was working on an early shift the following morning so passed on the invitation.

Gussie was captured on CCTV leaving the pub and crossing the road towards his friend’s house. A witness recalled how she saw Gussie raise his hand as if to knock on the door and then lower it again. He did not knock on the door. He placed a bottle of beer he was holding onto the ground and put his jacket on and walked towards a laneway known locally as School Alley Lane. Gussie was never seen again.

An extensive investigation followed and several areas and rivers were searched. Gussie’s family have travelled the country looking for answers. Unfortunately Gussie’s mother Nancy passed away without finding out what happened to her son.

He would have been 37 years old on the 23rd of January 2017.


• Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to the disappearance of Aengus (Gussie) Shanahan to come forward.

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen Gussie on this Friday night or early the following morning to come forward, especially Taxi Drivers in the limerick area.

Gardai at Roxboro Road Garda Station are investigating- telephone 061 214 340

Murder of Fiona Sinnott in February 1998

The Gardaí at Wexford Garda Station are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the disappearance and murder of nineteen year old Fiona Sinnott who is missing since February 1998.

Fiona was just nineteen years old and had an eleven month old baby girl. She lived in Ballyhitt, Broadway, Wexford. She was in the process of planning a birthday party for her daughter and was looking forward to attending her sister Diane’s 21st Birthday party at the end of February.

On the 8th February Fiona was at home at Ballyhitt, some friends called over to her and they went to a local pub, Butlers arriving there at around 5pm.

Fiona stayed here socialising with friends for the evening before leaving the pub at around midnight. She was never seen again.

An extensive investigation was launched and a number of searches and enquiries were conducted.

Recently, a fresh forensic examination took place at Fiona’s home in Ballyhitt, with developments in forensic science & techniques, An Garda Síochána and Forensic Science Ireland can gather evidence that was impossible to detect from crime scenes nineteen years ago and with advances in DNA technology and databases they can now compare unknown crime stains with profiles on the DNA database.

Fiona’s mother Mary and Sister Diane make an emotional appeal for information from the public and plead for help to bring closure to the family.


• Given the passage of time, Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to the disappearance and murder of Fiona Sinnott to come forward.

• Between midnight and 12.30am on the 9th February at Kisha Cross junction, a man and a woman were seen having a dispute or argument, two other men, in their late teens or early twenties were also seen standing nearby. These people have never been identified and Gardaí would like these 4 people to come forward now.

• Gardaí are interested in the movements of Fiona in the days prior to her disappearance, where you in her company or can you offer any assistance to this investigation, please come forward. 

Gardai at Wexford  Garda Station are investigating    -   telephone 053 916 5200

Murder of Peter Murphy, Mallow Co. Cork on the 7.2.15

Gardaí at Mallow Garda Station are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of thirty six year old Peter Murphy (DOB) 27/06/1978 who was discovered outside a rented property on Saturday 7th February 2015.

At approximately 1.10pm on that Saturday 7th February 2015, Gardaí at Mallow Garda Station received a call that there was broken glass outside the front door of a rented property at Shanavoher, Bweeng, Mallow, Co. Cork.

Gardaí attended the scene and discovered the body of Peter Murphy on the sitting room floor of his house. A subsequent post mortem examination revealed that Peter Murphy had died as a result of an assault.

Gardaí have established that the last contact with Peter was on Thursday 5th February at approx 2pm. At this time a friend of Peter’s stayed for 15 minutes at his house in Shanavoher in order for Peter to take a look at his car. At 4.00pm on the same day Peter received two phone calls - one from his mother and one from a friend. Peter’s mother rang him several times on Friday 6th but there was no reply.

At 6:30pm on Friday 6th the same friend that saw Peter on Thursday 5th came by the house and noticed that the curtains of Peter’s living room were closed and that there was broken glass in front of the door.

At 11.30am on Saturday 7th a person walking past the house noticed the curtains. On walking past the house half an hour later they noticed the broken glass in front of the door and rang the houses landlord who on inspection discovered the body of Peter Murphy and notified Mallow Gardaí.  


• Gardai appealing to anyone information in relation to the death of Peter Murphy to come forward.

• Investigating Gardaí are particularly anxious to speak with any person who has not yet come forward.

• Gardaí are interested to talk to anyone who had contact with or saw Peter Murphy between 2pm on Thursday 5th February and 1pm on Saturday 7th February 2015.

Gardai at Mallow Garda Station are investigating  -   telephone 022 31450

Superintendent Gerard Murphy from Dublin’s Store Street Garda Station was in studio to offer advice to the public in relation to the St. Patrick’s Day parade route, public transport arrangements, family friendly events, prohibited alcohol consumption/ large objects (ladders), and road closures adjacent to and along the route.

On this month’s traffic segment, we went on patrol with Garda Derek Cloughley on the streets of Dublin to detect motorist’s who, despite numerous road safety campaigns and awareness aimed at reducing the number of road deaths, continue to ignore the advice and break the law by committing a number of road traffic offences including speeding, non wearing of a safety belt, using a mobile phone and Drink Driving.