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    Gardaí at Irishtown Garda Station are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred at an apartment in the Grand Canal Area, Dublin 4 shortly before 11pm on Saturday 17th December 2022. 

    On the night in question, the injured parties had gone to bed for the night and had left a downstairs window of their apartment open.  On hearing a noise, the injured party went to the kitchen area, where he was confronted by a male with a knife.  A struggle ensued between the injured party and the suspect and the male suspect subsequently left the house through the downstairs window, empty handed.

    After the incident, the suspect picked up a blue shopping bag from outside the apartment and put on a face mask.  The suspect ran towards the Grand Canal Basin and into an underground car park, continuing onto Macken Street.  The injured party also put on a black body warmer. 

    Description of Suspect

    • In his thirties
    • Approximately 5’10/5’11” in height
    • Irish Accent
    • Grey and black jacket, black woollen hat, dark blue jeans, white runners. He later put on a face mask and a black body warmer 

    Garda Appeal

    • Do you recognise the man in the Evofit?
    • Were you in the Macken Street / Grand Canal Dock / Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2 area of Dublin 2 on Saturday night the 17th of December?
    • Were you on Ringsend Road, Dublin 4 on this night?
    • Do you recall seeing a male in his 30’s wearing a grey and black jacket and carrying a blue bag?
    • Do you recall seeing a male matching this description and putting on a black body warmer?
    • Did you see a knife or notice any person discarding a knife in that general area?
    • Did anybody discuss this incident with you, since the crime occurred? 

    Irishtown Garda Station investigating. Tel: 01-6669600


    The Gardaí at Blessington station have commenced an investigation in relation to Arson / causing an explosion at a house at Glending Square, Naas Road, Blessington Town, Co Wicklow on Saturday 29th October 2022.

    At approximately 1.20am, a Seat Leon possibly black, drove into the Glending housing estate, which is located approximately 1.5 kms from Blessingtown Town off the R410 which leads to Eadestown/Naas.

    The car then turned in front of the victims’ house and parked nearby. A male suspect wearing what appears to be a blue hooded top, with the hood up, alighted from the car and is seen on cctv entering the curtilage of the property. It is believed he threw something at the house causing the front window to break and a fire to start.

    The male then ran back to the car, removed a red plastic fuel can/container, (believed to contain an accelerant), from the front of the car and threw it at the front window causing a larger explosion. This caused a larger fire at the front interior of the house. The male suspect was a front seat occupant, possibly the driver of the vehicle and did not wear any face coverings.

    The occupants of the house which included children, vacated the house and were uninjured. Significant damage was caused to property. 

    Description of Suspect:

    • Male
    • Blue Hoody

    Description of Suspect car:

    • Seat Leon
    • possibly an FR or Cupra model
    • Mark 2, 2005- 2012
    • Silver alloys 


    • Where you at the Glending estate / Blessington area during the evening of Friday, 28th October / early hours of Saturday,  29th October 2022?
    • Did you see the suspect Seat Leon or its occupants?
    • Do you know who may own this car?
    • Did you observe the suspect car at a service station on the night?
    • Can you identify the suspect(s)?
    • Did you see the car enter or leave Glending estate, or do you know where it went afterwards?
    • Do you have any piece of information that may assist the investigation?

    Blessington Garda Station – Investigating -Telephone 045 857620


    Gardaí at Clontarf Garda Station are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred at St. Annes Park, Clontarf, Dublin 3 shortly before 4pm on Sunday 4th December 2022. 

    On the date in question, a young woman walked down the main avenue of St Annes Park.  She was listening to music on her airpods, while holding her mobile phone. The young woman turned to go back as it was getting dark and while doing so, she was approached by 4 male suspects, who pushed her to the ground and hit and kicked her.  One of the males then searched her pockets and demanded money from her.  The males subsequently left the area empty handed, at speed, in the direction of Sybil Hill Road. 

    Description of the (4) suspects:

    • All spoke with a Dublin accent. They were all wearing dark clothing and wore gloves. 
    • Suspect 1

    6ft tall approximately

                 Black Nike Baseball cap

                 Silver eyebrow piercing

                 Tattoo possible of a cross or something similar below his left ear.

                 Green wrist band on left wrist. 

    • Suspect 2

    Green runners she believes

    He referred to one of the suspects as George. 

    • Suspect 3

    No description however held a metal bar about 2 foot long 

    • Suspect 4

    Red bike, black bike helmet and kicked the victim. 

    Garda Appeal:

    • Have you heard anything about this crime since? Was it discussed in your company by those involved or others? 
    • You may recognise the suspects from the information provided, either individually or collectively as a group? 
    • Did you see the suspects that evening in the park or did you see them on route to or away from the area? 
    • If you think you can assist in anyway - no matter how insignificant you feel it may be investigating Gardaí would greatly appreciate any assistance given. 

    Clontarf Garda Station, investigating. Tel: 01-6664300


    The Gardaí at Portlaoise Garda Station are investigating a burglary which occurred on 10th January 2023 at approximately 01:50am.  On the night in question, a metallic blue Toyota Landcruiser pulled into the car park of Doogues Bar, Raheen, Co. Laois.  Two males exited the vehicle and entered the smoking area carrying a crowbar and a hammer.  They broke the glass to the internal door using their weapons and proceeded to the bar area.  The suspects used the crowbar and hammer to free the tills, and took them to the Land cruiser.   The suspects then left in the 4x4 turning left out of the premises and through Raheen Village. 

    Description of Suspects

    Suspect 1:

    • - Approximately 5’10” – 6’ in height
    • - Stocky build 

    Suspect 2:

    • - Approximately 5’10” – 6’ in height
    • - Stocky build 


    • Were you in the Raheen area on 10th January 2023 between 1am and 2:15am?
    • Do you know these men?
    • Do you have Dashcam footage?
    • Did you see the suspects driving a metallic blue Toyota Land Cruiser?
    • Did you see this Landcruiser between the dates of the 9th and 13th January 2023? 

    Gardaí at Portlaoise Garda Station – Investigating - Tel: 057-8674100

    The Gardaí in Portlaoise station are investigating a burglary and unauthorised taking of a vehicle, which occurred on 9th January 2023 at 6:30pm and 8:30am on 10th January 2023.  During the course of the burglary, at a property in Straboe, Co. Laois, keys to vehicle a Toyota Land Cruiser, registration 05-KE-239, metallic blue, long wheel base, were obtained and the vehicle driven away.  A number of power tools were also taken from the injured party’s workshop.

    Gardaí in Tullamore responding to another incident on 13th January 2023 shortly after 00:25, subsequently discovered the Toyota Land Cruiser 05-KE-239.  It had been badly damaged.  Two men were seen running away from the vehicle in the direction of the Srah Road.   

    Items taken

    • Evolution magnetic drill for drilling steal worth €450
    • A four piece BOSCH battery tool set in a BOSCH canvas bag worth €1400
    • A Yarmar diesel power washer. It had a hose reel and an electric push button to start valued at €4000
    • There were also spanners, hammers and drill bits taken 


    • Were you in the Straboe area of Co. Laois on the night of 9th January 2023?
    • Did you see a vehicle matching this description?
    • Did you see anybody in the area that may have been acting suspiciously?
    • Were you offered any of the items taken during the burglary?
    • When the car was recovered it was extensively damaged and the registration plates were missing. Did you see this vehicle between the 9th January and the 13th January 2023? It may have been parked during that time and would have been noticeable by the amount of damage. Do you have any information on the registration plates?
    • Have you any dash cam footage to help track the whereabouts and movements of this vehicle between these dates?
    • Did you see two people acting suspiciously at the Srah Road / Rahan Road area of Tullamore in the early hours of the 13th January 2023 


    Gardaí at Portlaoise Garda Station – Investigating - Tel: 057-8674100


    Gardaí in Ballyfermot are investigating a burglary at GP Motors, Kingswood Business Park, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin on the 19th April 2023 at 12:45am approx.

    On the night in question a white Transit van arrived from the direction of the R136 Outer Ring Road and turned right into Kingswood Business Park.  It reversed into a space outside GP Motors and three men exited the van.  One of the men was carrying a sledgehammer and attempted to gain entry.  After a number of minutes, they entered the building, and removed two motorbikes from the premises, which they loaded into the van. They left the business park turning right in the direction of Baldonnell Park.


    Details of Motorbikes

    Bike 1

    • KTM SMCR690 Road Bike, registration 231D14800
    • Black Orange and Grey in colour.
    • Number 690 on the two sides of the bike.
    • GP Motor Group written on the bottom of the registration plate.
    • Valued at €20,000


    Bike 2

    • 2018 - KTM SX150 – Scrambler Bike
    • Orange and black with green patches.
    • Number 777 on front of the bike
    • Injured party’s name is on a sticker on the front of the bike and the side of the bike along with GP Motor Group sticker beside it. GP Motor Group sticker on the side of the bike near the petrol tank and on the front mudguard.
    • Valued at €5000


    Suspect Description:

    Suspect 1:

    • Tall
    • Slim Build
    • Early / Mid-twenties
    • Wearing Dark Clothing


    Suspect 2:

    • Tall
    • Slim Build
    • Early / Mid-Twenties
    • Wearing Black clothing, with a Northface jacket


    Suspect 3:

    • Tall
    • Slim Build
    • Early / Mid-twenties
    • Wearing grey clothing


    Garda Appeal

    • Anyone who may have seen two motor bikes matching the above description in circumstances that they may have seemed out of place?
    • Did you see a white Transit van with three male occupants, in the Kingswood Business Park, Rathcoole area?
    • Do you recognise the van in the footage?
    • Do you recognise the males in the footage?
    • Did you witness the theft of the registration plate 12D10570 from the Forest Hills, Rathcoole area?
    • Did you notice any suspicious activity in the area at the time?

    The Gardaí at Mullingar station are investigating a Cash in transit Robbery on Tuesday 20th January 2023, shortly after 6.15pm.  The Robbery began at a service station located eastbound on the N4 at Clongowney/Marlinstown and continued at a second location close to the N4 killucan / The Downs exit. 

    The driver of the cash in transit van entered the forecourt of the garage and parked to the side of the shop, where he used the facilities.  As the driver returned to the van he was approached by a male suspect who had in his possession a large knife. 

    The suspect then entered the van with the driver who was then ordered to open a safe.  The suspect then placed cash and cheques into a pack back and box which he had brought with him. The driver was then instructed to drive onto the N4, which he described as the “Autobahn” and exit at the Downs/Killucan junction. The driver then drove to a grass verge opposite Thomas Flynn and Sons Ltd, The Downs, Mullingar. The suspect then left the van when it’s believed he went in the direction of the R156 roundabout. 


    Gardaí have managed to contact the owners of the vehicles that were at the service station at the time of this incident, with the exception of two, and they are appealing to these two vehicle owners to contact Gardaí as they may be able to assist in the investigation. 

    These vehicles are:

    • Citreon Berlingo (white) – (arrived at the service station shortly before 6pm, and parked away from the forecourt. It drove away at 6.30 pm, approximately 10 minutes before the Cash in transit van).
    • Audi A6 (dark coloured) - arrived during the robbery – driver filled the car with Adblue before paying and leaving. 

    Description of suspect: 

    • Male
    • Height - over 6'2”
    • Strong/broad build
    • Eastern European accent
    • Brownish jacket with distinctive orange patches.
    • Dark coloured bottoms
    • Balaclava


    • Can you identify the male suspect with the distinctive jacket and unusual shaped knife?
    • The suspect entered the station forecourt on foot from the N4 East - Potentially crossed the dual carriageway from the Westbound side. Did you see him exiting a vehicle or on foot?
    • Where you at either location on the night of the robbery? Did you see anything suspicious either before or after the robbery?
    • Were you driving any of the vehicles that Gardaí want to identify. Do you know the owners or occupants of these vehicles?
    • The suspect on foot towards The Downs/Killucan roundabout after Robbery. Did you see him getting into a vehicle and the direction he took from here?
    • Do you have any information that may assist the investigation? Gardaí would like to assure you that your assistance will be treated with the utmost of sensitivity. 

    Mullingar Garda station – Investigating – Tel (044) 938 4000


    On this month’s programme we spoke to a victim of coercive control who spoke of her experience in the hope that it will assist other victims.

    Detective Superintendent Sinéad Greene was in studio to explain how coercive control is a persistent pattern of controlling, coercive and threatening behaviour that includes all forms of domestic abuse (emotional, physical, financial and sexual) by a partner or ex-partner. It traps the victim in the relationship and makes it very difficult for them to leave.

    This can have a serious impact including fear of violence, cause serious distress and can result in the victim giving up work, changing their daily routines or losing contact with their family and friends.

    The woman we spoke to explained how her partner lured her into a false sense of security before becoming controlling of her life and behaviour. He did this by changing their home location, taking control of her finances and limiting her time spent with friends and family. Those engaging in coercive control behaviour often aim to lower the victim’s self-esteem in order to dissuade them from leaving the relationship or seeking help.

    Since the introduction of the coercive control legislation in 2019, Gardaí are reporting an increase in victims reporting this type of abuse.


    • - Gardaí would like to reassure viewers that anyone who comes forward to report an incident of coercive control will be treated with the appropriate sensitivity.
    • - If anyone believes that a friend or family member may be a victim of coercive control please come forward and report your concerns to the Gardaí.
    • - If anyone is concerned about themselves or someone else and they do not wish to make a report to the Gardaí they can instead contact one of the many great domestic abuse services throughout the country.
    • - For any emergency cases please dial 999/112 for assistance.

    Supt Greene also made reference to Go Purple Day which takes place on Friday April 28th.  An Garda Síochána has partnered with Men’s Aid and Safe Ireland to mark ’Go Purple Day’ and help raise awareness about domestic abuse and the local domestic abuse support services available to those affected in Ireland.

    Members of the public as well as Garda personnel nationwide were encouraged to show their support by simply wearing, drawing or baking something purple. The most important thing is to help spread the word about this important issue.

    On this month’s Crimecall Sergeant Deirdre O Neill was in studio with advice for parents on how to keep their children safe online. 

    Online Safety advice: 

    • Through the Garda Schools Programme Gardaí are providing internet safety talks to students. Sometimes school principals have requested that these talks are provided as they have seen issues around sexting. The sending of voluntary pictures to others without any consideration of the consequences. The aim of the talk is to provide education and teach young people to be kind online. Research has been conducted in respect of the Garda Schools Programme and the result indicates that early engagement and intervention can lead to better outcomes for students. 

    One part of the school’s programme features internet safety which is delivered in conjunction with Webwise – Connect with Respect which offers step by step advice to post primary school students. (www.webwise.ie

    Advice to parents – keep children safe online: 

    • Start the conversation and highlight the dangers, so that if they occur the children will let you know.
    • Cut internet access -off at 8pm for example.
    • Restrict adult access on sites - Select Parental control or non-explicit options within the setting on the app.  There are full instructions on the Webwise website with regard to how to restrict access device and limit time. (This can be done by configuring the access control on the wi- fi router.
    • Important of having the conversation – setting the boundaries   

    Advice to adults - to be aware online: 

    • Consider the information you share
    • Sharing information about your children
    • Holidays, weddings, funerals.
    • Competitions - disclosing personal information

    This week on Crimecall Sergeant Deirdre O’Neill was in studio offering advice on Farm Security.  While there has not been an increase in incidents over the last few years, there has been an increase in the amount of livestock / plant machinery, taken in each incident. 

    Theft incidents from Farmland including property and livestock:

    2022 – 166 incidents 

    2021 - 146 incidents 

    2020 – 186 incidents 

    2019 – 131 incidents 

    2018 – 158 incidents 

    Of these theft incidents there was a substantial number of livestock taken:



    Stolen Livestock 2022

    Animal Type


    Stolen Animals




    Other Animals/livestock






    Grand Total





    Stolen Livestock 2023


    Stolen Animals




    * Figure is less than 10

     Every premises can benefit from a security review at least once a year.  This entails taking a look from the perimeter of the property inwards.   Areas of weakness should be looked for e.g. poor fencing and damaged gates.  A plan should then be made to improve and increase security. 

    For remote areas or farms which are uninhabited there are some clever tech items available. They operate on Passive Infrared Sensors which are triggered by motion and can record both video and audio, some of which have night vision. They are 3G mobile, SIM enabled and battery operated with the option of solar panels.

    This means no wiring and no broadband.  However, a 3G signal would be required.

    These can be installed by a Private Security Authority approved installer and you can avail of monitored service or have the footage sent to your mobile phone.  They are particularly useful at entrances to yards and remote farms and areas where high value items are stored.  Good physical security with good lighting is always the best option, if access can be restricted to intruders its better than detection.

    With regard to the property on the farms – securing the valuable items in a lock up is advised and using property marking devices.  An Garda Síochána’s property app could be used to record those details.  Tracking devices could be considered for the portable high valuable items.  These are small electronic devices that are battery operated and can omit a signal for up to 3 years which allows them to be placed into the frame of an item or concealed so they cannot be removed.


    Alarming the sheds, yards and the home installed by a PSA approved installer is a good deterrent. 

    On this month’s Crimecall, Sergeant Deirdre O’Neill was in studio discussing the increase in car thefts and advice on how to prevent this from happening. 

    Theft of vehicles has increased significantly during 2022 with over 4,000 vehicles stolen and it would seem 2023 would be continuing this trend to date.  Theft of vehicles reported in 2022 show that 38% of incidents occurred at residential locations.

    When the last 12 months (23-Mar-2022 to 22-Mar-2023) are compared to the same period in 2021/2022, there has been an increase of 37%. 

    Some of the makes of vehicles that have been stolen do not conform to EU specifications.  Since 1998 immobilisers are fitted on all new cars for sale in the EU and these work by restricting an essential component part of the engine unless the correct key is used to try and start the car. It has been very effective in reducing car theft.

    So if you have a vehicle without an immobiliser you can have it retro fitted and usually for under €300 euro depending on the type.  Many immobilizers now work with an alarm, so if an attempt is made the car won’t start and the alarm will sound.

    There are also other security devices that you can fit to protect your vehicles

    Steering wheel locks – these work by simply locking onto the steering wheel and this prevents the steering wheel being turned.  There are lots of versions of these available and they also act as a deterrent as they are mostly bright yellow so are clearly visible from outside the car.

    There are also external wheel lock or clamps which fit onto the wheel of the car. Handbrake locks, gear stick locks and pedal locks which often have an alarm as a function of the lock.

     All these items act a deterrent and can make your vehicle unattractive for the car thief. 

    Keyless Entry

    With more modern cars with Keyless entry we have seen relay signal thefts.  This is where the signal of the key is mimicked and used to gain entry to the car. 

    Relay signal

    You can protect your property by using a Faraday bags ( I have one to show ) or a faraday  box or even a biscuit tin to store your keys at home.  These work by restricting the radio signal from being emitted from the key and reduce the risk of it being copied. 

    Trackers – again as featured previously 

    Theft from Cars

    We have also seen an increase in thefts from cars and again best advice is to lock and double check the security of the doors.  If you have to store valuable items in the vehicle consider enhancing the locking systems – house alarm sensor can be fitted to the vehicle. For work vans you could consider and internal cage type door.

    Safety advice:

    • Buyers should check the security features of their vehicles and make decisions relating to augmenting security
    • For cars without an immobiliser, additional steering wheel lock or chain should be considered
    • Leave expensive property at home, if not required
    • Do not leave valuables on show - A good idea is to leave an empty glove box open, showing would-be criminals that there is nothing for them to steal.
    • Lock doors and fully close windows. Don’t be tempted to leave the windows slightly open.
    • Fit an alarm
    • Fit an Immobiliser or use a physical lock
    • Install a tracker
    • Use catalytic convertor lock
    • Park under streetlights or in a secure car park
    • Park where there is CCTV, when possible
    • Fit theft-resistant number plate fittings

    Crime Prevention - Sergeant Deirdre O’Neill


    This month Sergeant Deirdre O Neill highlighted some crime prevention schemes co-ordinated by An Garda Síochána.

    Firstly -  Neighbourhood Watch which is a community safety programme for urban areas. It works on the basis that every member of a community can help to improve the quality of life in the area by keeping a look out for neighbours and reporting suspicious activities to the Gardaí. 

    Neighbourhood watch programmes aim to improve community safety,  prevent crime,  develop Garda and community links, increase public confidence in An Garda Síochána, foster a caring environment for older and vulnerable people and  reduce anti-social behaviour, including graffiti and harassment. To set up a scheme in your area, contact your local Garda Station.

    Another scheme - Community Alert is a community safety programme for rural areas. It operates as a partnership between the community, An Garda Síochána and Muintir na Tíre. Community Alert programmes aim to foster the process of community development, reduce opportunities for crimes to occur, unite communities in a spirit of neighbourliness and community service and to devise programmes to improve the quality of life for all in rural communities. There are over 1,250 Community Alert Schemes. To set up a group in your area, contact your local Garda Station or your local the Muintir na Tíre Community Alert Development Officer

    Both of these schemes once set up can connect with the Text Alert.

    Text Alert enables communities to set up a group to receive alerts advising them of suspicious or criminal activity in their area. As well as ensuring awareness among users of the service, it can also lead to them reporting suspicious activity to Gardaí. Sending the information by text means that it can be disseminated rapidly to a large amount of people in a cost-effective way. Text Alert is a one-way system, and operates on the following principles:

    • Member(s) of the public reports incident to the Gardaí (24-hour Garda District -Telephone number which is widely advertised)
    • The reporting Garda verifies details and determines that the "Text Alert” system should be utilised
    • Garda sends text or e-mail out to each registered "Community Contact” in their Garda District
    • Each "Community Contact” forwards the text to their "Community Group” to advise the public to watch out and report any developments
    • If the information is received by e-mail the Community Contact may forward the e-mail or convert the content to SMS Text and send to their Community Group.

    Text alert can assist in the prevention and detection of various crimes, including Bogus Callers. 


    On this month’s Crimecall, Detective Superintendent Sé McCormack from the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) was in studio to discuss the growing countrywide problem of Cannabis jellies and the health risks they can cause.  Cannabis jellies are edible sweets that contain cannabis and are illegal in Ireland. 

    The GNDOCB became aware of Cannabis Jellies in Ireland, after they made the first significant seizure of approximately €3.75 million in cannabis infused jellies, sweets and bars in July 2020. 


    The packaging is bright and colourful which could make them more attractive for both children and adults who might mistake them for ordinary sweets.  The packages often have a very slight variation of a more recognisable brand. 

    These illegal edibles are readily accessible through social media, word of mouth and simply by a text message.


    As part of the segment Crimecall interviewed Dr. Sarah Killoran, Forensic Science Ireland, and Dr. Adrian Moughty, Mater Hospial, Dublin.


    Dr. Sarah Killoran who analyses drugs seized by Gardaí, discussed the components contained in some of the Cannabis jellies seized by Gardaí. She explained that Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psycho active component in the Cannabis plant.  But that not all edibles analysed contain natural cannabis elements.  Many of the sweets / jellies analysed contained a Synthetic cannabinoid which Dr. Killoran explained is a man-made chemical designed to mimic the effect of THC in the body.  There hasn’t been any research done in this area as they are new to the market. There isn’t any quality control and they are more potent than THC.

    Packaging labelled as containing THC, Cannabis infused, or a cannabis leaf symbol on the packaging, isn’t always the case and you really don’t know what you are getting.


    Dr. Adrian Moughty, Emergency Medicine, Mater Hospital, discussed the effects of cannabis edibles. In Sept 2020, he started to see presentations specifically to cannabis edibles.  He explained that if someone were to inhale cannabis, they would feel the effects within minutes and the effects would wear off within a few hours.  However, if someone is eating cannabis the time from ingestion to psychotropic effects would be delayed by a number of hours. As a result, people feel it is not working and may take more jellies which can potentially cause harmful effects.  He discussed the significant associations with psychiatric disease for example, schizophrenia. 


    Garda Advice

    • Sweets containing Synthetic cannabinoids and THC are illegal.
    • Don’t take them
    • You don’t know what is in them
    • You don’t know where they came from
    • They could become a stepping stone for further substance use

    Gardaí at Mountbellew, Co. Galway investigating an assault and theft from a vehicle are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying this suspect.

    On the evening of Saturday, November 12th of this year the victim was attending a ceremony at St. Patrick’s Church, Moylough, Co. Galway when he heard a car alarm going off in the car park. When he went into the car park he saw a man interfering with his vehicle.

    The victim confronted the suspect and an altercation and struggle ensued. A second suspect arrived at this point the victim received an injury to his head. By being struck with a metal bar.

    Both suspects then made good their escape in a black Audi A3 with partial reg: 12-G.

    Description of Suspect 1:

    • 5’ 7’’ in height
    • Round, chubby face
    • Blue eyes
    • Short, black hair
    • Heavy, stocky build
    • Dressed in black runners, hoodie and a balaclava

    Mountbellew Garda Station – Investigating- Tel: 0909623200


    Gardaí in Finglas are investigating an attempted robbery at Glenties Park, Finglas on Sunday the 8th of January 2023 shortly after 8.30pm. 

    The victim was making a delivery on an electric bicycle when he was confronted by two male suspects who attempted to take his phone and bike. The victim struggled with the two suspects who fled empty handed in the direction of Berryfield Drive, Finglas.

    Description of Suspect 1

    • - 5'6" in height
    • - Bearded
    • - Sallow skin
    • - Wearing a black hoodie and grey tracksuit bottoms

    Description of Suspect 2

    • - 5'5" in height
    • - White / Irish
    • - Wearing all black clothing

    Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station – Investigating. Tel: (01) 666 7500


    Gardaí at Cavan Town investigating a burglary at Earlsvale Place, in the town on Friday, 2nd December 2022 are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying this male suspect.

    Sometime between 5.10 – 5.30 pm it is suspected that the man forced a locked door and entered the house. Some presses were searched downstairs before he went upstairs where on meeting a female occupant he then left the house empty handed. 

    Description of suspect:

    • Age in his mid-30’s
    • 6’2’’ in height
    • Round face
    • Wearing a light blue Airwalk cap with white lettering 

    Cavan Garda Station – Investigating - Tel: (049) 436 8800


    Gardaí at Cavan Town investigating a burglary at Earlsvale Place, in the town on Friday 2 December 2022 are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying this male suspect.

    Sometime between 5.10 – 5.30 pm it is suspected that the man forced a locked door and entered the house. Some presses were searched downstairs before he went upstairs where on meeting a female occupant he then left the house empty handed. 

    Description of suspect:

    • Age in his mid-30’s
    • 6’ 2’’ in height
    • Round face
    • Wearing a light blue Airwalk cap with white lettering 

    Cavan Garda Station – Investigating - Tel: (049) 436 8800



    Gardaí at Carrickmacross are seeking the public’s assistance with the above individual’s identification, in relation to an investigation of impersonating a member of An Garda Síochána on the Carrickmacross to Kingscourt Road in the Clonseady area, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan on the 4th of March 2023 at 7.45am. 

    On the day in question, the victim reported while driving, a navy Toyota Corolla Estate car, partial registration 10LH, with blue flashing lights, signalled her to pull over.  She was then approached by the male driver of this vehicle who informed her that she was speeding and started shouting at her to get out of her car that he was arresting her.  She asked for identification which he would not provide.  The male continued to shout at her and also tried to open her car door.  The injured party remained on the side of the road for approximately 10 minutes.  She then asked for other Gardaí to attend the scene.  The male then walked away.


    • - Approximately 6ft in height
    • - Medium build
    • - Dark hair
    • - Stubble on his face
    • - Irish accent

    Wearing High Visibility vest under a black jacket, black slacks, black boots and gloves.


    Gardaí at Wicklow Town station are investigating an assault that took place in Rathdrum Co. Wicklow on Monday March 6th of this year.

    On the date in question at approx. 3.20pm the victim had just been dropped off by a school bus. She was collecting post from her family’s post box situated at the end of a long driveway when the suspect appeared from behind a gate and grabbed her by the arm. The suspect’s grip was not very strong and the victim managed to free herself and run away.

    Suspect description:

    • 6ft in height
    • Large build
    • Approx 50 years of age
    • Piercings at top and bottom of right ear with chain in between
    • Mostly bald with scar on his forehead and a cut on his nose
    • Long brown and greying beard and a tattoo on one of his legs
    • Wearing long sleeve t-shirt, green / yellow shorts and Air Jordan runners


    Gardaí in Athlone, Co. Westmeath are investigating a burglary that occurred in Willow Park, Athlone at approx. 8pm on Saturday April 15th 2023.

    On the date in question a person resembling the above image entered a house on the pretence that he was collecting rent on behalf of the landlord.

    The occupant of the house handed over €220 in cash to this male suspect who proceeded to make his way uninvited, down the hallway to another room. He then left through the front door. Soon after, another occupant of the house realised that his laptop valued at €2800 had been taken.

    Suspect description:

    • Mid to late 30’s
    • 6’ – 6’ 2 (182/188cm) tall
    • Short grey hair and stubble
    • Wearing a red and blue jacket.
    • Spoke with an Irish accent


    Gardaí at Blanchardstown are investigating a sexual assault on Monday 14th November 2022 between 5.30pm and 6pm.

    On the date in question the victim was walking along Blanchardstown Road North in the direction of the N3 (adjacent to Brookhaven Estate) when she was approached by a male suspect who initially asked her for money.

    The victim then continued to walk in the direction of the N3, with the suspect following her.

    The suspect walked away in the direction of Corduff, following the incident. 

     Description of Suspect

    • 5ft 11’ in height
    • Approx 20 years of age
    • Average build
    • Wearing a black puffer jacket and dark tracksuit bottoms

    The Gardaí at Gort are investigating a fatal hit and run traffic collision that occurred on Friday 16th November 2012 at approximately 7.30pm. The victim Gerry Keane was fatally injured as he crossed the Gort to Galway road.

    Gerry had intended going to Ardrahan to a Public house for the evening. Gerry was struck by a vehicle on the R458 (which was originally the N18), moments after he had been dropped off by a family member at the car park opposite the pub. Gerry was removed from the scene by ambulance to University Hospital Galway where he subsequently died from his injuries the following day.

    This incident occurred 10 years ago and the family of Gerry have lived with this tragic death of their loved one and unfortunately no one has been brought to justice to date.

    The Garda Crimecall appeal includes a pre-recorded interview with Gerry’s two brothers – Thomas and Albert on behalf of the family. 


    • The focus on the appeal concentrates on a 5 door hatchback, metallic Ford Focus (2005 - 2011). This is the car Gardaí believe is the offending vehicle.
    • Gardaí believe that the focus was damaged and are anxious to talk to anyone that may have repaired a similar vehicle in the days and weeks following the collision.
    • Gardaí are making a direct appeal to the driver to contact them.
    • Members of the public who can assist the investigation in anyway are asked to make contact.
    • Do you know anything about the offending car or the driver on the night in question or since?

    Gort Garda Station – Investigating -Telephone 091 636400



    Gardaí at Blanchardstown Garda Station are investigating the fatal hit and run collision involving twenty two year old David Lynch on the 21st April 2003 at approximately 3am.  On the weekend of the 20th April, Easter Sunday, David returned from a camping trip with friends, after celebrating the end of his exams.  David went with his friends to the Greyhound pub and the West Bar in Blanchardstown.  David and one of his friends left the nightclub early and walked to Blanchardstown village to buy some food at a chipper. After eating, they crossed the road in order to hail a taxi.  It is believed that a silver Ford Mondeo with its taxi plate light turned off, slowed down and collided with David.  The vehicle then left the scene possibly stopping a short distance up the road to assess damage to the car.

    David Lynch died as a result of his injuries (6) days later at Connolly Memorial Hospital.   


    Garda Appeal:

    • We want to appeal to the driver, and ask that person to come forward and talk to us.
    • An Garda Síochána want to appeal to any person who the driver confided in, and may have information to offer.
    • We want to appeal to anyone in the wider community that has any information to offer in relation to this incident, to help the family get closure.


    Vehicle description:

    • - Silver Ford Mondeo
    • - 2001-2003 model
    • - Taxi plate (not lit at the time of the incident)

    Detective Superintendent Ian Lackey of the Garda National Protective Services Bureau was in studio to offer advice about Sextortion and how The Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Act 2020 has given An Garda Síochána additional powers to deal with complaints.

    An Garda Síochána is committed to protecting and supporting all victims and ensuring that keeping people safe and safeguarding human rights are central to the work being carried out.  

    An Garda Síochána recognises the harm that is being done to individuals, families and  our society due to Sextortion

    An Garda Síochána wants to reassure people that they will work exceptionally hard and in a professional, dedicated and consistent way bring those involved in this type of crime to justice. 

    Warning signs:

    Something does not add up — their online profile is not consistent with what you see and hear when you talk or chat with them.

    It happens too fast — they express strong emotions for you almost straight away, and quickly tempt you across to a more private channel, suggesting you get nude or sexual in a video call.

    They make excuses — they say their webcam is not working and instead send a nude photo which they claim is of them.

    They say they need help — they say they need money for some sort of personal emergency like medical treatment or to cover the rent…. 

    Advice to victims:

    • Don’t panic, help and support is available.
    • Don’t pay.
    • Save the evidence: Take screenshots/Save messages/images. Collect URL links to where the information is being shared online.
    • Report it to HOTLINE.IE to request removal of image.
    • Report it to Gardaí.
    • Block all communication with the person targeting you. 

    New Legislation:

    • Since the commencement of the legislation An Garda Síochána has commenced 72 prosecutions related to 49 investigations, under the Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Act 2020.
    • The Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Act 2020 commenced on the 10th February 2021.  It is anticipated that the numbers of prosecutions will continue to rise as further reports and the consequent criminal investigations progress.
    • An Garda Síochána continues to partner with Hotline.ie which has created an online reporting facility that enables victims of intimate image abuse (IIA) to report this type of criminal activity to Gardaí, via the hotline website, while simultaneously making an Intimate Image Abuse (IIA) content removal request. Where victims request same, Gardaí will conduct a thorough criminal investigation with a view to prosecuting offenders, while Hotline will engage with the relevant service provider to seek the removal of the harmful content reported. 

    Hotline Statistics – February 2023 

    • Between September to December 2021 there were 86 contacts withHotline.ie in relation to Intimate Image Abuse(IIA) 
    • Between January and December 2022 there were 688 contacts withHotline.ie in relation to Intimate Image Abuse(IIA) 
    • There has been a 93% successful removal rate by Hotline.ie in relation in to Intimate images 
    • On average removal occurs with 0-3 days 

    Role of society:

    • There is a role for society by stopping Inappropriate behaviour, which is an area where society will have to come together to eradicate it.
    • We in An Garda Síochána will deal with the criminal aspect but to truly eradicate this type of crime, we need the assistance of the public
    • Everyone must face up and speak up to change society’s attitudes and to increase awareness around these types of crimes. 



    Gardaí at Leixlip Garda Station are investigating a hijacking of a car at Derrinturn, Co. Kildare and the subsequent theft of fuel at Monread Fare, Co. Kildare.

    On Sunday 18th December 2022 at approximately 5pm the male owner of a white Renault Captur, Registration number 222 KE 1576, stopped for fuel at a service station at Derrinturn. His pregnant partner remained in the passenger seat of the vehicle while he went into the shop. 

    During this time, a man in a red jacket with a fur collar on the hood, walked around the service station and the surrounding shops. He subsequently approached the injured party’s car while the female was still sitting inside.  The suspect opened the driver’s side door, shouted at the injured party and pushed her out of the car.  The suspect then drove the car in the Allenwood direction. Approximately 30 minutes later, at  Monread Fare, Co. Kildare, the suspect filled   the Renault Captur with fuel and drove away without paying. 

    Description of Suspect

    • Age - late 20’s to early 30’s
    • Height - approximately 5'7"/8”
    • Average Build
    • Blue eyes, white skin and had stubble.
    • His hair was light in colour, unkempt hair with a bald patch on top.
    • He spoke with a Dublin accent 


    • Did you see the white Renault Captur, registration number 222 KE 1576, on the 18th December 2022 after 5pm or since?
    • This vehicle is still to be recovered and maybe parked somewhere perhaps with a different registration number. Are you aware of a similar model car parked in your locality since this date that perhaps looks out of place?
    • Do you recognise the suspect captured on cctv, wearing a distinctive red coat?
    • Were you in the Derrinturn, Prosperous or Monread Fare areas on this date? Did you see anything or do you have dash cam footage?
    • Are you now in a position to offer that critical piece of information that will assist the investigation?
    • Do you have CCTV of the route the suspect travelled?
    • Gardaí would like to thank the public for their co-operation so far and reassure them of the importance of assisting with the investigation. 

    Leixlip Garda Station – Investigating -Tel: 01-6667800


    Gardaí at Midleton Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to missing person Tina Satchwell DOB: 30/11/1971 who has been missing from her home at Grattan Street, Youghal, Co. Cork since the 20th March 2017. This year is the 6th Anniversary of her disappearance. 

    Tina Satchwell is originally from Fermoy but had relocated to Youghal with her husband Richard Satchwell in September 2016. 

    Tina and her husband Richard were at a car boot sale in Carrigtwohill on Sunday 19th March 2017 which they would have attended regularly.  On Monday 20th March 2017, Richard went to Dungarvan at 10:30am and Tina remained at their home in Youghal.  When he returned shortly after 12midday, Tina was no longer there.  Her house keys were on the floor in the hallway near the front door and her mobile phone was in the kitchen.  

    Tina was a keen follower of fashion and many people admired her dress sense. 

    She had two dogs which she adored. 


    Tina is described as five foot seven inches in height with blonde hair and blue eyes.   


    • Gardaí at Midleton Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the whereabouts of Tina Satchwell. 
    • To date, Gardaí have conducted hundreds of lines of enquiries and are currently exhausting more lines of investigation. From inquiries to date, there is no evidence to suggest that Tina is alive. Gardai are extremely concerned for her wellbeing. 
    • There has been no sighting of Tina since March 2017. Gardai require the public assistance and are appealing to anyone with information to contact them, no matter how small or insignificant they believe the information to be. Many times it is the smallest piece of information that is the most important and relevant. 

    Midleton Garda Station investigating. Tel: (021) 4621550


    The Gardaí at Mayfield station, Cork city are investigating the disappearance of Frank Mc Carthy, (23 years) on the 12th February 1993. On the evening of his disappearance Frank had been at home relaxing, watching television, where he lived with his parents Eileen and Frank (Snr.) 

    It is now 30 years since Frank left his home at Lotamore Park, Mayfield, Cork City, at around 6.15pm. It is unknown where Frank went after leaving the Lotamore estate and there haven’t been any sightings or contact with Frank since. 

    The following day February 13th he was reported missing by his family to the Gardaí at Cobh Garda station, who commenced a missing person’s investigation. Despite land searches and the ensuing investigation Frank has never been located. 


    • Neat brown hair
    • 5’10
    • Medium build 


    • Three quarter length wine coloured jacket
    • Green jumper
    • Navy tracksuit pants
    • Green sweater
    • White runners


    • Do you know where Frank went after he left his home?
    • Did you speak to Frank at the time of his disappearance? If so did he impart any piece of information that might account for his disappearance?
    • With the passage of time you may feel better placed to come forward and assist the investigation. It maybe something that you have wanted to unburden yourself of over the years, and for whatever reason had difficulty in doing so. Any information no matter how insignificant it may seem, will be welcomed by Gardaí and Frank’s family.
    • Gardaí would like to assure any potential callers that the information you impart will be treated with sensitivity and compassion. (Mayfield Garda station 021 4558510 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.)


    Gardaí at Raheny station are seeking the public’s help in locating missing person Joe Scally, last seen leaving his home in Raheny, Dublin 5 on Wednesday May 3rd at 11:30am. 

    CCTV obtained during the investigation captures the last sighting of Joe walking in the direction of the Summit, Howth, Co. Dublin.

    Extensive searches have been conducted in the area surrounding the summit including the Baily Light House to Balscadden with Gardaí being assisted by the Howth Coast Guard and Dublin Civil Defence which included the use of drones, search teams and dog units.

    Garda Appeal:

    • Anyone who may have seen 81 year old Joe Scally since the 3rd May when he last left his home in Raheny. 
    • There was reported sightings of Joe on the afternoon of Wednesday 3rd May, walking in the direction of Howth Summit. Joe’s family and Gardaí are appealing to anyone that may have seen him at that location, to come forward.

    Description of Joe:

    • Approximately 5’11” in height, strong build, clean shaven and he had short grey hair and blue eyes.
    • Last seen wearing a black puffer jacket and dark coloured trousers


    The Gardaí at Carlow Town together with John Coakley’s family appealed for the publics assistance to locate 40 year old John, missing from his home at Carlow Town since the early hours of Saturday April 15th.Crimecall Interviewed John’s father, John senior and his friend Kieran who expressed their level of concern for his wellbeing and safety.

    Inspector David Buckley was in studio and outlined that in the early hours of Saturday April 15th, John was captured on CCTV walking through Carlow Town Centre.  He appealed for viewers to move the investigation on from the last sighting of John at the Hanover bus park in the town and explained that Johns family and friends have been left shocked by his sudden disappearance.

    The Garda investigation have been assisted in their search efforts by the Army, Civil Defence and the Garda Water and Air Support unit. John’s family and friend’s have conducted searches for him over the past number of weeks focusing on the Carlow Town area.

    Last know movements:

    Friday 14th April – approx. 11.30pm

    • CCTV shows John leaving his home at Brown Street, Carlow
    • He has his bike with him and two plastic bags

    Saturday 15th April – approx. 1.55 am 

    • John visits his father / step mother’s house on O’Hanrahan Avenue where he spoke to his stepmother

    Approx. 2.15 am

    • CCTV shows John on his bike in St Mary’s Park where he jumped a wall and ran towards O’Hanrahan Avenue.

    John makes his way to Green Lane, walking towards the Town Centre.

    • Turns right onto Tullow Street
    • Turns left onto Potato Market
    • Turns right onto Kennedy Avenue

    Last sighting is at Hanover Bus Park (Carlow Coach Park) in the Town Centre.

    Description of John:

    • 40 years of age
    • 6'2 in height
    • Short black hair


    • Black Gilet jacket
    • Black polo shirt
    • Denim jeans
    • Back pack
    • White runners

    Garda Appeal:

    • Where you socializing in Carlow Town on the night in question ? Did you see or speak to John during the early hours of April 15th or indeed since ?
    • Did you see or interact with John after he was last seen on Kennedy Avenue opposite the bus station at 2.55am ?
    • If you were driving in the area at the time, can you check your dash cam footage for possible sightings of John?
    • If you are a farmer or landowner can you check your lands, especially boundary hedge rows and perimeter growths. Also persons that might own derelict buildings, out houses or sheds in the Carlow area to check these places. Maybe John passed through. 



    Gardaí at Mountjoy station together with Thomas Flood’s family appealed for the public’s assistance to help trace and locate Thomas, who is 48 years old, and missing from his home in Dublin 1 since Sunday 16th April 2023.  Thomas’s brother Christopher expressed the family’s level of concern for his well-being and safety.

    Superintendent Cormac Brennan was in studio and appealed to the public to assist with the investigation. The investigation so far has concentrated on the Howth area of Co.Dublin and searches have been conducted in the area by Thomas’s family, Coast guard, Dublin Civil Defence and Gardaí.


    ·         Height - Approximately 5 foot 3 inches

    ·         Medium build

    ·         Bald / blue eyes

    ·         48 years


    ·         Light grey bubble jacket

    ·         Grey long sleeved top

    ·         Dark grey bottoms

    ·         Brown shoes

    Last known Movements:

    ·         Portland Place , Dublin 1, Approximately 11am -  Thomas walks in the direction of Dorset street and turns right towards Drumcondra road lower

    ·         Arrives Drumcondra train station and goes upstairs to platform 1 (city bound)

    ·         Arrives Connolly station 11.25 am and waits on the arrival of the Dart train to Howth at 11.45am

    ·         Arrives at Howth train station at 12.12pm – Purchased a sandwich and two bottles of diet coke at a shop next door to the station.

    ·         Approximately  30 minutes later - Takes Dublin bus at Harbour road to Thormanby road Howth

    ·         Shortly before 12.45pm disembarks bus and travels in the direction of the Bailey Green road, Howth. Thomas is now on foot, carrying a blue plastic shopping bag containing sandwich / drinks.


    ·         Take a look at the images of Thomas together with his description. Do you remember seeing or speaking to him either on Sunday 16th or since?

    ·         Thomas’s family and Gardaí are anxious for your assistance to help advance the investigation and locate Thomas. If you think you can assist Thomas’s family and the investigation team, please do not to hesitate to get in touch. Let the investigation team asses whatever it is you have to offer?


    Mountjoy Garda Station investigating – Tel: (01) 6668600




    Gardaí are continuing to investigate the disappearance of twenty six year old American woman, Annie McCarrick who is missing since Friday 26th March 1993.  This investigation was upgraded to murder on Friday 23rd March 2023.

    Annie travelled to Ireland to study and was living in an apartment at St. Cathryn’s Court, Sandymount, Dublin, with two other friends. On that Friday morning Annie spoke with both her flatmates who left to go home for the weekend.  She did some shopping at Quinnsworth and she left these groceries on the kitchen table of her home.  The last confirmed sighting of Annie was at AIB branch on Sandymount Road.  There have been  

    other reported sightings of her at Sandymount Green, on the 44 bus from Ranelagh to Enniskerry and at Johnny Foxes Pub.

    Annie was formally reported missing by her mother Nancy, who travelled to Ireland on 30th March 1993.

    Annie was described as being 5’8” in height, 10 stone, long brown hair and she spoke with a soft Irish-American accent.  When Annie disappeared, it is believed she was in possession of a large brown leather bag.

    Annie was the only child of John and Nancy McCarrick, Annie would have turned fifty six on 21st March this year. Annie’s father John has sadly passed away.

    Garda Appeal

    • Annie McCarricks last confirmed sighting was at approximately 11am on Friday 26th March 1993 at the AIB on Sandymount Road.  Do you recall seeing Annie in the Sandymount area on that day? 
    • Gardaí wish to thank the members of the public who have come forward and assisted with this investigation so far, but as we are starting a new murder investigation, we are exploring all other possibilities into where Annie went that day. 
    • Gardaí would like to speak to anybody who has information on the disappearance of Annie McCarrick and her murder on or about the 26th of March 1993. 
    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who has any information in relation to Annie’s disappearance and murder, who haven’t yet spoken to Gardaí, to come forward.  We would like to reassure anyone that while they may not have been in a position to tell Gardaí everything they knew, at the time, that their information will be treated sensitively. 

    Donnybrook Garda Station investigating. Tel: 01-6669200.



    Gardaí at Claremorris station, County Mayo are re-appealing for information in relation to the murder of Edward (Eddie) Fitzmaurice, Bellaghy, Charlestown, Co. Mayo.

    On the 5th May 1998 at 6.45pm Eddie’s body was found in a bedroom of his home.  It was established that sometime between 8.20pm on Friday, May 1st 1998 and Saturday morning the May 2nd 1998 Eddie was injured in his home during a burglary.  He was tied up, gagged and left to die over a period of five days.

    The murder investigation has remained ongoing for the past twenty five years. During this period of time it has been reviewed on an ongoing basis which over the years has resulted in thousands of lines of enquiry being followed and hundreds of statements taken. This has culminated in numerous arrests but as yet no-one has been made amenable for this crime.

    Eddie Fitzmaurice was 83 years old and lived alone.  He ran his own drapery shop for many years.  Eddie was a popular member of the community, who went about his day to day business, in a quiet gentle manner.

    Twenty five years on, An Garda Síochána are continuing to appeal for the public’s help.


    • Investigating Gardaí believe that with the passage of time and a change in circumstances people who have information may now be in a position to come forward now.
    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information, however insignificant they feel it is to come forward and allow the investigation team assess it.


    The Gardaí at Tallaght Station are investigating the murder of Stephen Lynch - Brookview Close, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Thursday 13 April 2017.  

    Stephen got a lift from a friend to Brookview Close, where he got out of his friend’s vehicle. He then walked up to a silver Ford Focus hatchback and engaged in a conversation with the three people sitting in the car, through the front passenger window. There was some shouting heard and then the Ford Focus drove over Stephen injuring him. Stephen died from his injuries at the scene. 

    The occupants of the Ford Focus, then abandoned it, and ran from the scene. The Focus was recovered by Gardaí and preserved for examination. One of the suspects ran down Brookview Close onto Brookview Park and towards Brookfield Road. This suspect was not seen after this.

    The other two suspects turned left off Brookview Close and headed towards Brookview Avenue. They were then chased by some of the residents of Brookview Close. One of the residents tripped one of the suspects who fell and cut his hand. He managed to get up and continued running onto Brookview Avenue, where there was a dispute. This was believed to have been observed by a large number of people.

    A number of persons, including those we believe to be the occupants of the silver Ford Focus then got into a 01D metallic red Volkswagen Polo hatchback. This vehicle then fled the scene and drove to Ben Madigan Road, Drimnagh, Crumlin, Dublin 12 where it was parked by a lone male and later recovered by Gardaí at approximately 9.30 pm on the same date.

    This continues to be a live investigation, while some progress has been made, more evidence is required to bring closure to Stephen’s family and friends and bring the suspects to justice.

    Descriptions of Suspects: 

    • One of the suspects is described as a tanned male, approximately 5ft 8 inches, possibly black hair and wearing a green or navy rain jacket. 
    • A second suspect is described as being very thin with a gaunt face, dark brown hair and wearing a red Bubble jacket. 

    Garda Appeal:

    • Where you in the Brookview Estate at the time of Stephen’s murder? Can you assist the investigation by providing that critical piece of information that will allow the investigation advance?
    • We are making a direct appeal to those involved or those who know the suspects?
    • It may be the case that with the passage of time or change in circumstances, people who felt they could not come forward previously may now feel more comfortable and better placed to do so.
    • Stephen Lynch was killed in broad daylight in the middle of a busy street. He was a father himself and had a loving family. There was a large amount of children playing in the area at the time who witnessed the incident. Gardaí believe that the answers we are looking for in relation to this investigation are in the local community.
    • Over 6 years have passed since this incident occurred. During that time people tend to reflect on themselves, allegiances change, people move out of the area and may now be in a position to come forward to assist with the investigation who previously may not have felt comfortable doing so. A large review into this investigation is being undertaken and all evidence is being re-examined. The cooperation of the community will likely prove to be the key that we need in order to get justice for Stephen Lynch and his family.


    Under 25 Road Deaths

    There has been (51) road deaths so far in 2023, an increase of (5) deaths on this time last year. Of the (51) road deaths, (18) of the deceased are under 25 year old. This represents 35% of all road deaths. When you compare this to last year’s figures, 25 year olds represented 16% with (8) deaths and at the end of last year it was 19%, (29) deaths.

    Lifesaver Offences

    We refer to the four offences which contribute most to road traffic collisions as ‘Lifesaver Offences’

    These four lifesaver offences are namely;

    • Ø Non wearing of seat belts
    • Ø Driving under the influence of drink / drugs
    • Ø Speeding
    • Ø Holding a mobile phone while driving

    Seat Belts

    Seat belts are the most basic 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 crash.

    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 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.

    Child Restraints

    Weight and Height

    • All children under 150cms in height or 36kgs (79lbs) in weight must use a child restraint system (CRS) suitable for their height and weight while travelling in a car or goods vehicle. An example of a CRS would be a child car seat or booster cushion.
    • Rear-facing child car seats must not be used in passenger seats protected by an active frontal airbag. An airbag which deploys in front of a rearward facing child car seat can cause serious injury or even death if there is a collision.
    • There is no law against children sitting in the front seat, as long as they are using the right child restraint for their height and weight.
    • A properly fitted child restraint system keeps the child in their seat, preventing them from being thrown about inside or being thrown from the vehicle. It also absorbs some of the impact force. This means that your child is much less likely to be killed or injured in a collision.


    Driving while intoxicated continues to be a problem on Irish roads. I would appeal to people to;

    • Never, ever drink / drug drive
    • Book a taxi or use public transport
    • Nominate a ‘designated driver’
    • Make sure you are alcohol free the next morning

    With the introduction of the new drug testing device we expect the number of road side drug tests to greatly increase during 2023. We will also continue to test people for the presence of alcohol on the roadside. Please ensure that you don’t get behind the wheel while intoxicated from drink or drugs.


    Speeding is the biggest contributing factor to road deaths in Ireland, it’s a factor in one third of all fatal collisions.

    The higher the speed, the greater the likelihood of a collision happening. We are asking people to slow down and always drive within the speed limits.

    Holding Mobile Phone

    Mobile phones are the number one distraction to drivers on Irish roads. Despite the fact that using mobile phones while driving is killing people on our roads, people continue to text, make phone calls, take selfies or update their social media pages while driving. Statistics show that making a call makes a driver four times more likely to be involved in a collision and texting makes a driver 23 times more likely to be involved in a collision.


    Longer evenings

    Approaching summer holidays

    More activity under 25 year olds

    Appeal to everybody to keep lifesaver offences in mind.


    Towing a Trailer/Caravan

    Category B Driving Licence

    A category B driving licence allows the holder to drive vehicles having a Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM) not exceeding 3500kg, designed for the carriage of no more than eight passengers in addition to the driver.

    A category B driving licence is the licence you obtain when you pass your driving test. It’s the licence that the majority of people in this country hold and use to drive on a daily basis. It allows the holder to drive cars, suv’s, 4x4’s and vans which do not exceed 3500kg (three and a half tonnes).

    A category B driving licence also allows the holder to tow a trailer behind their vehicle. However, this applies to a trailer with a maximum weight not greater than 750kg, or where the maximum weight of the trailer is more than 750kg, the combined maximum weight of the towing vehicle and the trailer is not greater than 3500kg. The holder of a category B learner permit may not tow any trailer – whatever the size.

    If the combined maximum weight of the towing vehicle and the trailer exceed 3500kg, the driver will need a category BE driving licence. A category BE driving licence can be obtained after successfully completing a specific driving test. It allows the holder to drive a vehicle and trailer combination not exceeding 7000kg.

    Whether you tow a trailer for work or for domestic reasons, it is important to know your legal obligations and ensure you do not drive a vehicle or tow a trailer that your driving licence may not cover. You also need to know the following:

    • the towing capacity of your vehicle
    • the load carrying capacity of your trailer
    • the unladen weight of the trailer

    You must ensure that you do not exceed these. The weight of the trailer and its load combined should not exceed the manufacturer’s specified towing capacity for your towing vehicle. To find out the towing capacity of your vehicle, consult your owner’s handbook or the manufacturer’s statutory plate affixed to the vehicle.

    To find out the load carrying capacity of your trailer, consult the manufacturer’s statutory plate affixed to it for its MAM. The unladen weight of the trailer will also be on the statutory plate.

    The RSA has prepared a short video clip to provide you with a step by step guide to trailer towing entitlements. The video is available from: www.youtube.com/ RSAIreland.

    Examples of Trailer Offences encountered by Gardaí

    This trailer was encountered in Dublin. It was overloaded and the load was unsecure. The trailer also had no rear lights or indicators.

    This trailer which contained 30 sheep was stopped by Gardaí in Co. Wicklow. It was missing a wheel when encountered.

    This 4x4 and trailer was stopped by Gardaí in Dublin. It was towing a trailer which contained a digger. The digger was unsecure and the driver did not have the correct driving licence to drive the vehicle.

    The driver of this 4x4 which was towing a trailer and boat was encountered by Gardaí in Co. Kerry. There was no lights or indicators on the trailer and the driver was not licenced or insured to drive the vehicle.

    Gardaí in Co. Clare detected this car which was towing a trailer travelling at 133 kph on the M18 motorway. The maximum speed allowed when towing a trailer is 80kph. Also there was no registration plate attached to the trailer.

    This 4x4 and livestock trailer was stopped by Gardaí in Co. Westmeath. The trailer contained two horses at the time. Upon inspection of the trailer it was found to have two excessively worn tyres.


    The additional weight of the load on the trailer must also be considered when you are deciding what speed is safest for your journey. Always drive at a speed that is appropriate to your experience as well as the road and traffic conditions. Be aware that the maximum legal speed limit for a vehicle drawing a trailer on any road is 80 kilometres per hour unless a lower speed limit sign is posted. These speeds apply even if the towing vehicle is a 4x4.

    Tips for Towing a Caravan

    If towing a caravan this summer the following tips may be helpful;

    • Make sure your side mirrors allow you to see down both sides of your caravan. Attach extension mirrors where necessary.
    • Make sure brakes and lights work correctly and that wheels, tyres, wheel bearings and the suspension are in good condition.
    • Never allow passengers travel in the caravan when you are towing it. All passengers should always travel in the towing vehicle.
    • Make sure you hitch the caravan to your car correctly ensuring safety breakaway cable is secured in place and in good condition. Packing up after your holiday can be stressful and it’s important that you don’t get distracted when hitching up your caravan.
    • Drive at the right speed. The maximum legal speed limit for a vehicle towing a caravan is 80km/h.
    • At some point you are going to have to reverse, which can be quite difficult. It’s a good idea to practice reversing your caravan before the trip.
    • Your caravan will affect how your car performs and how well you can control it. In particular, towing a caravan increases the amount of fuel your car uses and decreases its ability to accelerate and brake. It is wise to practice towing a caravan on short trips before you attempt a long journey.


    On this month’s Crimecall Garda Adrian Corcoran was in studio discussing pedestrian safety/road fatalities and to offer safety advice to all road users. 

    Review of 2022 Road Deaths and Pedestrian Safety

    A total of 156 people died in 150 fatal road collisions in 2022, compared to 137 deaths in 124 fatal road collisions in 2021. This represents an increase of 18 deaths or a 13% rise in road fatalities compared to 2021.

    There were 42 pedestrians killed in fatal collisions in 2022, over double the number killed in 2021, (which was 20). Cork (13), Dublin (13) and Limerick (10) recorded the highest number of fatalities by county (23% of total).

    Over a half (52%) of fatalities occurred between Friday and Sunday.

    A fifth (20%) of fatalities occurred between 4pm and 6pm.

    1,292 people were seriously injured in collisions.

    2022 saw a rise in fatalities on our roads. The most worrying statistic from these figures is the number of pedestrians that lost their lives on our roads in 2022.

    2022 Fatalities per Road User:

    Fatalities - Road User

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    Pedestrian Safety

    On the October 24th Crimecall last year we spoke about pedestrian safety and at that time 22 pedestrians had lost the lives. In the 10 weeks from that programme until the end of 2022 a further 20 pedestrians were killed. We also spoke about the fact that October to January is the high risk period for pedestrian deaths with the majority occurring during the hours of darkness. We are still at a time of year where we have dark mornings and evenings so I would ask pedestrians to ensure that they are visible to other road users. 


    • l Stop, look and listen
    • l Don’t try to cross the road between parked cars
    • l If possible, cross at a pedestrian crossing or traffic lights
    • l Never cross at a bend
    • l If there is a footpath use it
    • l If there is no footpath, walk/run/jog on the right hand side of the road, facing oncoming traffic and keeping as close as possible to the side of the road
    • l Walk no more than two abreast and if the road is narrow or there is heavy traffic, walk in single file

    As a pedestrian, you are one of the most vulnerable road users. So it’s important that you practice good road safety and take personal responsibility in keeping yourself and others safe on our roads. More than two thirds of fatal pedestrian collisions happen at night. Although you can hear a car coming and see its lights, the driver may not see you, and certainly won’t hear you.

    To protect yourself make sure you;

    • l Always wear a pair of reflective armbands, high-visibility belt or other reflective or fluorescent clothing which will help you to be seen from a distance
    • l Carry a torch on country roads 

    High-visibility vests are free to order from RSA.ie

    Hi-Viz clothing works by distinguishing the wearer from the visual clutter by means of being brighter through fluorescence, or by increasing night time visibility through the use of reflective stripes and markings.

    Hi-Viz clothing is a passive safety measure, which is shown in lab studies to increase the distance at which a person or object is noticed by an observer.

    Driver Advice

    Drivers account for 39% of the total fatalities in 2022 with 61 deaths. There are 4 leading driver behaviours which are a factor in the majority of fatal collisions. Known as lifesaver offences they are, speeding, mobile phone use, seatbelt offences and driving while intoxicated.

    During 2022 An Garda Síochána detected 165,115 speeding offences, 5862 detected not wearing a seatbelt, 18399 drivers detected holding a mobile phone and 8064 arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated through drink or drugs or a combination of both (5346 drink driving/2718 drug driving).

    Speeding is the biggest contributing factor to road deaths in Ireland, it’s a factor in one third of all fatal collisions.

    The higher the speed, the greater the likelihood of a collision happening. We are asking people to slow down and always drive within the speed limits.

    Where it was possible to establish the use of a seatbelt or not among drivers killed in 2022, a total of 19% were found not to have been wearing a seatbelt.

    Our advice is to everyone, whether driving or a passenger, please ensure that you are wearing your seat belt before you set off.

    Seat belts dramatically reduce the risk of death and serious injury in the event of a collision.


    Statistics show that making a call makes a driver 4 times more likely to be involved in a collision and texting makes a driver a staggering 23 times more likely to be involved in a collision.

    Simply holding a mobile phone in your hand is an offence, you don’t have to be on a call.


    Driving while intoxicated continues to be a problem on Irish roads. I would appeal to people to;

    • Never, ever drink / drug drive
    • Book a taxi or use public transport
    • Nominate a ‘designated driver’
    • Make sure you are alcohol free the next morning 

    With the introduction of the new drug testing device we expect the number of road side drug tests to greatly increase during 2023. We will also continue to test people for the presence of alcohol on the roadside. Please ensure that you don’t get behind the wheel while intoxicated from drink or drugs.

    On the25th April 2022 Ireland’s first Motorway Average Speed Camera became operational on the M7 Motorway. Average speed cameras were first introduced in the Dublin Port Tunnel in 2017 but this latest system which operates on the M7 between junction 26 Nenagh (West) and junction 27 Birdhill is the first system monitoring motorway speed.


    Unlike traditional speed detection which measures the motorists speed at one particular point along the road, average speed cameras monitor a driver’s average speed while driving between two points. When driving the first camera will record your number plate, and then the second camera will do likewise. The system will time how long it has taken to travel between these two points to calculate your average speed.

    To put it simply, an average speed camera tracks how long it takes to travel between two set points on a road and uses this information to calculate your average speed.

    The system on the M7 Motorway operates between two cameras which are set at 9 kms apart and they operate in both directions of the Motorway.


    This location on the M7 was chosen due to frequent weather episodes including hail and sleet showers, resulting in increased collision frequency in the area. There were 6 fatalities along this stretch of motorway in the 8 years that preceded the introduction of the average speed cameras.

    The non-compliance rate at this location in 2020 was recorded at 32% for motor cars (68% compliance rate). 

    The camera system was installed in March 2021, which led to a non-enforcement testing phase which recorded an immediate impact on reducing incidents of speeding on this stretch of motorway.  A 10% non-compliance rate was reported.

    The system went live on 25th April 2022 and records an average of 47 speed detections daily. This represents a compliance rate of 96%.


    People have changed their behaviour. They know that if they exceed the average speed limit, there will be consequences. Any driver detected speeding by an average speed camera, defined by your average speed exceeding 120km/h, will receive three penalty points on their licence and a €160 fine. They will have a total of 56 days to pay the fine. Failure to do so will result in court proceedings. 

    Where safety cameras have been deployed, fatalities and serious injuries as a result of speeding have reduced.

    Although motorways are statistically the safest way of moving large volumes of traffic, there are still risks to drivers who use them. Several other areas of motorway have been identified as locations with a history of high speed collisions and will be considered as this system is rolled out across the country. Drivers tend to speed on sections of motorway when there is less traffic and they believe it to be quiet.

    During 2022 An Garda Síochána detected 165,115 speeding offences. Speeding is the biggest contributing factor to road deaths in Ireland, it’s a factor in one third of all fatal collisions.

    The higher the speed, the greater the likelihood of a collision happening. We are asking people to slow down and always drive within the speed limits. Drive at a speed appropriate to the road and weather conditions, the volume of traffic and the likelihood of hazards. Speed limits are the maximum speed you can drive at on a stretch of road in good conditions.


    Currently in Ireland Motorcycles represent 1.4% of the total number of registered vehicles. However in 2022 they accounted for almost 15 % ( 23 fatalities) of the total number of fatalities on our roads. To date in 2023 two motorcyclists have lost their lives on our roads.

    The majority of incidents involving motorcycles are avoidable and all too often, are simply the result of basic errors made by riders. Motorcyclists are one of the most vulnerable groups of road users. They are six times more likely to be killed on the road than any other road user. 

    Motorcycle PPE

    There are several types of important PPE which are essential for motorcyclists. In the past we focused on helmets and last year we spoke about airbag vests.

    While researching for this year’s motorcycle segment, I was made aware of injuries suffered by motorcyclists because of a lack of a Back Protector and the wearing of inappropriate footwear. As a result, I have chosen to focus on these two pieces of essential PPE for the motorcycle rider. 

    Back Protectors

    It is commonly known that a motorcycle helmet is the most important piece of personal protective equipment when it comes to motorcycling.

    A motorcycle back protector is the second most important piece of PPE and is something that a significant number of riders go without. A back protector is a piece of body armour designed to protect the spinal column in the event of a collision. It works by dissipating impact energy in the event of a fall.

    Back protectors come in different shapes, sizes and fitments. The most common are inserts that slide into a pocket in the back of your motorcycle jacket. These are the easiest to fit and generally they are designed in combination with the jacket. There are also standalone back protectors which the rider puts on before their jacket and they generally fit with waist and shoulder straps to keep the armour in place.

    Whilst most motorcycle jackets come with shoulder and elbow protection, they regularly do not come with back protectors. There are approximately two motorcyclists per week receiving life changing injuries in Ireland which are often spinal injuries. Whilst legally you are not obliged to wear a back protector, they are a smart option as they protect the spine in the event of a collision.


    When purchasing a back protector, it is important to choose one that is suitable for you and your style of jacket. It’s also important that it has been tested and meets the current CE standards. Motorcycle PPE which has been tested and meets the current standard will have a label similar the one below.


    Motorcycle Boots

    Motorcycle boots are another item of PPE that many motorcyclists seem to go without. Especially in the summer months we see a lot of motorcyclists wearing shoes, runners and even flip flops. Again there is no legal obligation on a motorcyclist to wear boots which have been specifically designed for motorcycling but they will offer greater protection in the event of a collision.

    Motorcycle boots will typically provide protection with the use of rigid material. They will provide structural strength to prevent your feet and ankles from being crushed, wrenched or twisted in a collision. When purchasing boots, it is important to ensure they have been designed for motorcycle riding and that they meet current CE standards. 

    POWDER check should be carried out by the motorcyclist prior to each journey. 

    P - Petrol. Important to have enough petrol to complete journey as running out could leave motorcyclist stranded. Know if the motorcycle has a reserve tank or a warning light.

    O - Oil. Know how to check the oil level on your motorcycle. Making sure the motorcycle has the correct amount of oil in the engine – which will reduce engine wear and prevent engine seizure which could lead to a collision.

    W - Water. Know how to check the coolant level. Is motorcycle water or air cooled? Modern machines will have a warning light to alert rider of a problem.

    D - Damage. Check the motorcycle for signs of obvious damage, such as indicators, brake and clutch levers. Light lenses and mirrors should also be checked. Is there any noticeable damage to wheel rims or tyre walls? Are there any drips or pools under the motorcycle?

    E - Electrics. Are you sure all your lights and indicators are clean and working? Horn and brake lights should also be checked. Know where the fuses are and how to replace them.

    R - Rubber. Your tyres are an essential component of motorcycle safety. Ensure they have adequate tread depth (1.0 mm is the legal limit in Ireland). Make sure they are inflated to the correct pressure and defect free.

    More information on this can be found on the RSA website www.rsa.ie.

    In June 2021 Gardaí from DMR Roads Policing at Dublin Castle launched BikeSafe on a pilot basis.

    Bikesafe is a workshop that includes a classroom workshop which covers topics such as collision causation, cornering, positioning, overtaking, observation, braking, hazard perception and use of gears. This is followed by an observed ride out with an advanced Garda motorcyclist who provides feedback to identify strengths and areas for development. This gives the rider an impartial assessment of their motorcycle riding ability. BikeSafe raises awareness of the importance and value of bridging the gap and progressing on to accredited post-test training.

    Due to the success of the BikeSafe pilot and the overwhelming number of applications received, the 28th March 2023 will see BikeSafe launched and made available at 14 centres nationwide. More information can be found on the Garda website. 

    Garda Adrian Corcoran – Roads Policing Unit


    The Gardaí at Watercourse Road station are investigating a Robbery on Wednesday 11th January 2023, shortly before 5:20pm.  

    On the evening in question, a male approached O’Donovans Off Licence on foot and stayed in the proximity of the shop for several minutes.  He then approached the off licence, pulled down a balaclava type face covering and revealed a kitchen knife.  He approached a member of staff and made demands for money.  The suspect took a sum of money from the till and walked out of the business, onto Thomas Davis Street in the direction of Blackpool Shopping Centre.  

    The suspect discarded his balaclava in a bush in the Blackpool Shopping Centre.  He then crossed Brother Delaney Road and discarded his black jacket in a bin in an alley way to Blackpool Retail Park. 

    The suspect subsequently boarded the 203 bus, from outside Woodies on Brothers Delaney Road and went in the direction of Cork City Centre.  He departed the bus on St Patricks Street, entered a shop and purchased some items and then returned to the bus stop, remaining there for over several minutes.  He then left the area, crossing at St. Patricks Bridge and proceeding along MacCurtain Street eastbound.  He then returned to the City Centre before going onto the Mary Elmes Pedestrian Bridge.  

    Description of suspect:

    • Male
    • Height – 5’8” – 5’10”
    • Slim build
    • Mid to late twenties
    • Irish accent
    • Black puffy jacket with no logos or markings on it.
    • Black balaclava.
    • Black Nike tracksuit bottoms.
    • Black runners which had a large white sole and a white marking on the outside heel of both runners. 


    • Do you recognise the individual captured on CCTV?
    • Were you in the Thomas Davis Street, Blackpool Shopping Centre or Blackpool Retail areas between 5:20pm and 6:00pm on the 11/01/2023.
    • Were you at the bus stop on Brother Delaney road next to a Garden Centre, or on the 203 bus that stopped here, heading in the direction of Cork City Centre?
    • Were you in the St Patricks Street area and surrounds?
    • Did you see a discarded knife?
    • Did you see a male matching this description?
    • Were you in the area at the time and do you have dashcam footage? 

    Gardaí at Watercourse Road Garda Station – Investigating – Tel (021) 4558260


    The Gardaí at Pearse Street Garda Station are investigating a robbery which occurred on 30th July 2022 at approximately 00:40am.  On the night in question, a male was out socialising in the Temple Bar area, Dublin 2.  After leaving a public house, he walked down East Essex Street and onto Sycamore Street.  Two suspects are captured on CCTV following him and then waiting near the junction of Sycamore Street and East Essex Street.  A short time later, the suspects return down Sycamore Street and approach the injured party.  One of the suspects punched the man to the face causing him to lose consciousness and fall to the ground.  The injured party receives a kick while he lay on the ground, before his phone, watch and wallet were taken. They then leave the area, and travel from Sycamore Street across the River Liffey towards North King Street where the injured party’s bank cards are used at an ATM. 

    Description of Suspects

    Suspect 1:      

    • Height - 5'10"
    • Slim build
    • Short black hair
    • Wearing black shirt and black shorts and carrying a black satchel bag.

    Suspect 2:     

    • Height - Approximately 5'8"
    • Slim build
    • Short black hair
    • Wearing a black jumper with gold stripe across it and black jeans. 


    • Were you in the Temple Bar, Dublin 2 area on 30th July 2022 between 00:15 and 1am?
    • Were you a customer in the shop on North King Street?
    • Do you recognise the men captured on CCTV?
    • There were two witnesses to the robbery and Gardaí are appealing for them to come forward to assist with their investigation. 

    Pearse Street Garda Station – Investigating - Tel: 01-6669000

    Gardaí in Letterkenny are investigating a serious assault that took place in the early hours of June 18th of last year.

    On the night in question the victim had been socialising with friends in Letterkenny. He had travelled to Letterkenny for the Donegal rally which was taking place that weekend.

    Upon leaving a nightclub the victim and his friends began walking down the Port Road, Letterkenny. It was here that CCTV cameras captured the group being joined by the suspect and another man who was unknown to them. These two males began walking with the group down the Port Road.

    A few minutes later at approximately 3.40am the victim and the suspect got into a conversation, ending with the suspect punching the victim to the ground. The victim’s friends then rushed to his assistance while the suspect and his friend continued walking down the Port Road.

    The victim suffered a fractured skull and a bleed on the brain. As a result of his injuries he spent a number of days in hospital.


    Suspect Description:

    • Early to mid-twenties
    • Average height
    • Stocky build
    • Sleeve tattoo on his right arm
    • White and navy Hollister t-shirt
    • Blue/navy jeans and black runners with a white sole

    Gardaí in Blanchardstown are investigating a sexual assault that occurred between 5.30pm and 6pm on Monday 14th November 2022.

    On the date in question the victim was walking along Blanchardstown Road North in the direction of the N3 (adjacent to Brookhaven Estate) when she was approached by a male suspect who initially asked her for money.

    The victim then continued to walk in the direction of the N3, with the suspect following her.

    The suspect walked away in the direction of Corduff, following the incident. 

     Description of Suspect

    • 5'11" in height
    • Approx 20 years of age
    • Average build
    • Wearing a black puffer jacket and dark tracksuit bottoms 

    Gardaí at Blanchardstown Garda Station – investigating. Tel: 01-666-7037