Gardaí at Kilkenny are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred at the Golf Links Road, Kilkenny between 9.30pm and 10:30 pm on the 20 November 2021.
The injured party was home alone, at approximately 9:30pm there was a knock at the door. When he answered there were two men waiting outside. He asked them what they wanted and the suspects proceeded to injure the injured party and demanded access to a car that was in his garage.
When they couldn’t get into the garage one of the suspects used the injured party’s van to ram the garage door. When he got inside he searched the car believing that there was something of value hidden inside. The second suspect remained with the injured party.
Nothing of value was found in the car at the garage. The suspects again caused injury to the injured party in an attempt to withdraw information from him. They eventually left in the injured parties Red Citroen Berlingo van. This van was abandoned by the suspects 1.5miles away on the N10, Hebron Road, Kilkenny.
Because of the seriousness of his injuries the injured party was not able to raise the alarm until the next morning when an expected visitor arrived at the house.
Description of Suspect 1:
- Height - 5 5”
- Accent - Kilkenny / Carlow
- Age – 25 / 30 years
- Eyes – brown
- Dark clothing
Description of Suspect 2:
- Height – 5 10”
- Accent - Kilkenny / Carlow
- Age – 30 years
- Eyes – brown
- Dark clothing
- Did you travel along the Golf Links Road, Kilkenny area between 9pm and 11pm on the 20/11/21?
- If you did travel on the Golf Links road do you have dash cam footage?
- Were you in the vicinity of the link road that leads to the motorway? Did you see the red Citroen Berlingo van being abandoned?
- Do you have any information in relation to the suspects or their identity? Did you notice any odd or out of character behaviour the following day or do you know of someone who is unable to account for their movements? It may be that the nature of this incident has been a talking point amongst those suspected of being involved?
Gardaí at Kilkenny Garda Station, Investigating tel: (056) 777 5000
Gardaí at Ennis Garda Station are investigating a burglary which occurred on 16 April 2022 which was Easter Saturday morning at the CEX Entertainment Shop on O’Connell Street in Ennis. A male entered the shop via the roof. He proceeded to take multiple items out of their packaging and placed them in his backpack. He then left the store, via the roof with approximately €40,000 worth of merchandise.
Description of Suspect:
- Late 20’s - Early 30’s
- 5’8’’ - 5’11”
- Athletic build
- Dark hair
- Baseball cap
- Black bag (Distinctive stripes)
- Anyone walking / socialising at O’Connell Street on Good Friday night, 15 April into Saturday 16 April 2022, between 11:30pm and midnight that may have seen a male carrying a black back pack with two markings.
- Were you driving along O’Connell Street at the time? Do you have dashcam footage, or do you recall seeing the male suspect?
- Were you on Cookes Lane on that night, did you see the male matching this description?
- Were you walking or parked up on Friars Walk, Station Road or Clon Road on 16th April, between 1am and 2am and did you see a male matching this description?
- Approximately €40,000 worth of items were taken, which included phones, games consoles, tablets, watches, earbuds and headphones. Any person or business that has been offered these type of products under dubious circumstances should please come forward.
Gardaí at Ennis Garda Station, Investigating. Tel: 065-6848100
On this month’s Crimecall, Sergeant Graham Kavanagh was in studio to discuss burglaries and what we can do to prevent them. As we come into the summer months, Gardaí are also reminding people to be continually vigilant with the security of their homes. After a long period of trending downwards, we can see incidents of burglaries increasing. Homeowners, neighbourhoods and communities can prevent burglaries, through good habits, observance and reporting suspicious behaviour. One in four summer burglaries have seen the suspect(s) enter through an unlocked door or window. Remember Lock Up and Light Up. Make your home look occupied when you’re away.
The European Focus Day on Burglary Prevention is taking place on Wednesday 15 June 2022. We and our partner agencies in Europe use this day as a focus to share burglary prevention advice. You can always go to Crime Prevention on www.garda.ie for burglary prevention advice and if you are attending the Bloom in the Park festival over the June Bank Holiday weekend call over to see us if you have any home security questions.
Secure all doors and windows
Shut out crime! Unsecured entry points are more likely to be targeted in the summer
Remember to put away property after use
Make crime difficult! Unsecured valuable items such as tools and bicycles are attractive to criminals
Record details of valuables
Help us to help you! Recording details helps us to return recovered items to their rightful owners.
Become a member of your local Neighbourhood Watch, Community Alert or Text Alert Scheme. Contact your local Garda station for more details.
Gardaí at Gorey investigating a burglary at Kilenerin, Gorey, Co. Wexford on the 2 May 2022 at 3pm, are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying the below individual.
On the date in question a woman was outside her house gardening, when she observed a male walking out the front door of her home with a bag. When the injured party confronted this male he fled the scene in a 2009 grey Honda Civic.
Items of jewellery were taken during the course of the burglary. One of the items was an old engagement ring which had a stone was missing.
- Approximately 6ft tall
- Slim build
- Clean shaven
- Local Gorey accent
- He was wearing a navy blue hoody and jeans.
Gardaí at Gorey Garda Station, Investigating. Tel: 053-9430690
Gardaí in Kilkenny are investigating a robbery incident that occurred in Kilkenny City on 1 April 2022 at 5.15pm.
On the date in question the injured party was walking along a secluded laneway when she was pushed from behind by the suspect who then tried to take her handbag. The injured party struggled with the suspect who then left the scene empty handed.
Description of suspect:
- Height 5'2"
- Thin build
- blond hair
- He was wearing a grey hoodie and sweat pants and a black snood over the lower half of his face.
Gardaí at Kilkenny Garda station, investigating. Tel: (056) 777 5000
The Gardaí at Ardee are investigating the Murder of Terence McKeever, whose remains were found close to Mullaghduff Bridge, Cullyahnna, South Armagh, on 16 June 1986. The scene is located approximately 7kms from Castleblaney, Co Monaghan and a couple of meters over the border into Northern Ireland.
Terence lived at Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, with his wife. He was the Managing Director of a family electrical contracting business – based both North and South of the border. Terence was originally from Co. Armagh but was living in Dublin. The electrical company was involved in a lot of large government contract works, North and South of the border, which included Army Barracks, Garda and RUC stations.
On 16th June, at approximately 6am, Terence left his home at Ballsbridge. He was due to chair a weekly meeting at the company office in Co. Armagh. He was driving a beige metallic BMW FIB 735 series. Terence was expected to arrive at work at approximately 8.15am but on this occasion he failed to do so.
It is believed he was abducted somewhere during his intended route which would have included the N2 from Dublin, passing through Slane, Ardee, Monaghan and continuing his journey to Armagh Town. Terence remains were discovered close to Mullaghduff bridge, approximately 25 meters into Northern Ireland, where it is believed he was fatally shot.
Terence’s 735 BMW car, registration number FIB 735, was recovered the following day 17 June, in a lane located close to Carnagh, Co. Armagh. Terence’s briefcase and wallet were never recovered.
A light blue Lite Ace van, early 1980’s model wasrecovered in Ardee two days later on 19 June. It had been stolen from Dundalk four weeks earlier and was bearing stolen plates. The van and its male occupants were seen at Mullaghduff bridge on the morning of Terence’s murder.
- There were anonymous calls alerting both the R.U.C and Gardaí to the location of Terence’s remains. If you are one of these callers can you make contact again. Gardaí are anxious to emphasize that your call could be vitally important to the investigation and will be treated with the utmost sensitivity.
- Gardaí believe that the answer to Terence’s murder lies within the community and are anxious to speak to anyone who may feel they are now in a position to assist. Gardaí will assess and evaluate all information, no matter how insignificant it may appear.
- Did you see Terence’s beige metallic BMW 735 series, 4 door saloon, registration number: FIB 735 at any time on the morning of 16 June or later when it was abandoned at Carnagh, Co Armagh?
- Did you see the blue, Toyota Liteace van at Mullaghduff Bridge? A similar van was found two days later on 18 June at Ardee. This van had been stolen four weeks earlier at Dundalk and was bearing stolen plates. Do you know who stole the van or the registration plates? Do you know who had possession of the van or where it was stored during this time?
- Finally, anyone who may feel better placed to assist Gardaí are encouraged to do so. With the passage of time loyalties and relationships may have changed, and again Gardaí would like to assure anyone making contact with them, that they will be dealt with in a compassionate and sensitive manner.
Gardaí at Ardee Garda Station, Investigating. Tel 041-6871130
Gardaí in Kilmainham are investigating a serious assault that occurred in the early hours of Saturday 7 May 2022 on James Street, Dublin 8. At approximately 5:20am a woman spoke with the suspect outside the Malt House pub on James Street. Both the man and the woman walked further up James Street in the direction of St. James Hospital. As they approach the entrance of the hospital, the suspect tackled the woman to the ground and punched her repeatedly. The suspect then hit her with an object across the back of her head, causing injury. The suspect punched her again. He then stood up and remained in the area for a short time. He then walked away, back in the direction of the city centre. Another woman came to the injured parties aid and attempted to ask two men for assistance. They attempted to stop the suspect. The suspect then crossed the road at the top of Bridgefoot Street and made his way towards the quays. He was last seen between Arran and Usher’s Quay.
Description of Suspect:
- Aged in his 50’s
- Between 5ft8 and 6ft in height
- Grey hair
- Clean shaven
- Broad build
- Dublin Accent
- Wearing a black dress suit with distinctive trimming on the lapels, a white shirt, bow tie and black shoes.
- Do you recognise the man in the CCTV?
- After the Incident, the man’s shirt was covered in blood. Did you see him?
- Where you at a black-tie event on the night in question.
- Did you see anyone matching the suspect’s description on the night, especially taxi drivers, who may have dash cam footage?
- It was the early hours of Friday 6th into Saturday 7th, the morning of the Darkness into Light walk in Phoenix Park. Were you travelling in the area? Did you see anything in relation to this incident?
- We would appeal to the two men who tried to block the man’s path and left the scene to contact us.
- Can you identify the suspect in relation to this serious assault investigation? Gardaí would really appreciate your help.
Gardaí at Kilmainham Garda Station, Investigating. Tel: 01-6669700
On this month’s Crimecall Garda Adrian Corcoran was in studio to discuss road safety advice in relation to seat belt and child restraint safety - one of the key proven lifesavers.
Adrian also highlighted an initiative by two Gardaí based at Bantry District, Cork West Garda Division. Garda Johnathan Mc Carthy (Schull) and Garda Brigid Hartnett (Bantry), who in conjunction with Cork county council developed a virtual reality programmewhich simulates what it is like to be a passenger in a fatal collision.
The Virtual Reality, (V.R), programme is targeted at younger drivers, aged 16 to 25 who are among the most vulnerable road users. We know that passenger fatalities are highest in this age group. The V.R headsets put the young person in the passenger seat so they can experience the reality of a serious collision. The most important factor for us is that 88% of participants said they would change their attitude and behaviour after taking part in this programme. They began thinking about speeding, the use of mobile phones, wearing a seatbelt and driver distraction.”
The pilot programme involved 1,200 students from County Cork and was developed by West Cork Community Gardaí based at Bantry District in partnership with Cork County Council Road Safety Officer. Assistance was also received from Leicestershire Fire and Rescue where the headsets originated. The programme has since been rolled out across the entire country, reaching over 10,000 students to date.
Further information is available from the Road Safety officer based at each Local County Council.
Seat Belts and Child Restraints:
- 27% of fatalities were not wearing seat belt in 2021
- 10% of those seriously injured between 2017 and 2020 not wearing a seat belt
- 17% of motorists say they don’t always wear a seat belt in the back seat
Seat belts are the most basis form of road safety and are proven lifesavers. Seat belts dramatically reduce the risk of death and serious injury in the event of a collision. Yet our provisional statistics from 2021 shows that 27% of drivers and passengers killed in road traffic collisions, were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision.
Results from a recent survey found that while 96% of drivers say they always wear a seat belt, this figure drops to 83% when people are travelling in the back seat of a car. Forgetting to put on a seat belt is the main reason for not wearing it.
If you are over 17 you are legally responsible for wearing your seat belt in a vehicle whether you are a driver or a passenger. Responsibility lies with the driver to ensure that all passengers under the age of 17 wear a seat belt or have a proper child restraint.
Last year Gardaí issued 7,248 fixed charge penalty notices for seat belt offences.This figure shows that some people continue to take unnecessary risks on our roads by failing to belt up.
Our advice is to everyone, whether driving or a passenger, please ensure that you are wearing your seat belt before you set off.