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Gardai came and arrested the man who was tied to a pole with a camping rope. A would-be thief got more than he bargained for while allegedly trying to steal a bag from an American tourist after finding himself bruised and tied up by the end of his ordeal -writes dublinlive.ie The tourist, from Florida, took no slack giving a few digs to his new friend before strapping him to a pole with a camping rope and hailing gardai. Revellers on Moore street were left...
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A Meath DJ has been jailed for almost seven years following a huge drugs bust in Australia. Stephen Donnelly, 37, was given six years and nine months after pleading guilty to supplying drugs for commercial use. The DJ, who moved to Oz in 2011, admitted to being "an absolute idiot" in court having been arrested as part of a four-month long operation. Northern Territory Police said that he was part of a drugs syndicate that contributed “significantly to the...
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Three women and two men arrested face charges of child abuse. Three women believed to be the mothers of 11 children found living in filth in a makeshift compound in New Mexico have been arrested. Taos County, New Mexico, Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said the women and two men who were arrested over the weekend face charges of child abuse. He said 35-year-old Jany Leveille, 38-year-old Hujrah Wahhaj and 35-year-old Subhannah Wahha were arrested without incident in...
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One person has been arrested after gardaí discovered what has been described as "quite a large horse" being transported in the back of a van in Dublin. Store Street Roads Policing Unit stopped the Ford Transit van for having no insurance. It was also discovered there was a horse being transported in the back.
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A man has been arrested in connection with the seizure of more than €3 million worth of drugs. The drugs were found in a van which was stopped in Kilbarrack, Dublin yesterday as part of an ongoing investigation by Revenue and the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau. A number of packages were seized by Customs, which contained 30Kgs of MDMA and 20Kgs of Ketamine with an estimated value of €3,000,000.00. During a follow up search, 1Kg of Herbal Can...
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A man convicted and jailed for killing his girlfriend and then having sex with her dead body died after he was hit by a truck on his birthday, an inquest has heard. Laurence Callaghan, of Back Lane Hostel, Dublin 8, died on October 26, 2016, which was his 51st birthday. In February 2000, he was jailed for four years for the manslaughter of his girlfriend, Janet Mooney (29), over a lump of cannabis he thought she had hidden from him - writes herald.ie He ad...
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A 21-year-old man has been arrested and is being questioned in connection with the suspicious death of a man in Cork city earlier today. The man is being detained at TogherGarda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act. He can be held for up to 24 hours before he has to be charged or released. An investigation is under way after the body of the66-year-old man was discovered at his home in Douglas. He hasbeen named as Joe O'Callaghan, a father of...
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The 2017 survey also revealed Ireland's most common crime. A new Garda survey has found that the public has a significant level of trust in the force. The Garda's Public Attitudes Survey 2017 revealed that 89% of respondents had mid to high levels of trust in Gardai - despite the scandals that have rocked the force over the last year. And more than 75% of respondents also reported that they were satisfied with Gardai's service to the local community, while...
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The woman at the centre of the alleged sex attack in Clane yesterday ran into a nearby house afterwards to raise the alarm. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after the young woman alleged she was attacked by three men and sexually assaulted by one of them while walking home -writes kildarenow.com The incident is alleged to have taken place near the local Aldi store on Millicent Road between 1am and 1.30am yesterday morning. The woman, who is Irish, was re...
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A search is under way for at least two men who robbed a service station in Carlow overnight. The armed robbery took place around 2am at the service station at Tinryland, off the M9 motorwayoutside Carlow town. A shot was discharged during the robbery but nobody was injured. The men got away with a quantity of cash and a search is under way. Read more news of Dublin on our site.
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A 30-year-old man has died after a shooting at Bray Boxing Club this morning. Two other men, aged 35 and 57, were injured in the incidentand havebeen taken to hospital for treatment. Boxing trainer Pete Taylor, the father of former world and Olympic champion Katie, was one of those injured. A gunman entered the boxing club just before 7am and fired a number of shots. The suspect fled the scene in what is believed to be a silver-coloured Volkswagen Caddy va...
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A teenage boy who drowned in an 80ft-deep quarry was making a desperate bid to save his friend who had got into difficulty. The two secondary school students both lost their lives in the tragedy which happened as the country baked in hot sunshine yesterday afternoon - writes independent.ie Jack Kenneally and Shay Moloney, both 15, were among a group of youngsters who had been swimming in an abandoned quarry near Knockanean just a short distance from Ennis....
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Two boyshave been arrestedas part of the investigation into the murder of 14-year-old Anastasia Kriegel. The boys, who are believed to be both aged 13, were arrested yesterday. Gardaí say they only disclosed the arrests this morning because of the sensitivity of the investigation and their concern about anger over the murder in some sections of the community. Anastasia was found beaten to death in a derelict farmhouse on the Clonee Road in Lucan on Wednesd...
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In his three-day drink and drugs-fuelled spree the killer was spotted in several locations. Killer Mark Hennessy was on a cocaine and drink-fuelled bender in a local pub on the night he murdered Jastine Valdez. Dublin Live has learned the dad of two bought €200 worth of cocaine in a bar as the student lay dead near a disused golf course. It also emerged: A postmortem revealed Hennessy strangled Jastine to death with his bare hands after abducting her on Sa...
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It is believed the man may have been part of a group of people drinking in the area. Four men have been arrested after a man was stabbed in an evening attack in south Dublin on Tuesday - writes dublinlive.ie The incident happened when the man was stabbed in the Waterside area of Clondalkin at around 8.45pm, when Gardai were called to the scene. It is believed the man may have been part of a group of people drinking in the area, and he was later taken to Ta...
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Strike action by French air traffic controllers is likely to affect flights to, from and over France today. Aer Lingus and Ryanair are among airlines that have cancelled flights in response to the industrial action, which is taking place as part of a national strike by public sector workers. Intending passengers are advised to check the status of their flights. French public sector staff are joining rail workers in striking to protest at reforms proposed b...
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A man who was acting suspiciously in a car stopped by gardai at a checkpoint was found with cannabis, a court has heard. Keith Byrne (27) avoided a conviction after he donated €200 to the Fr Peter McVerry Trust - writes herald.ie Nervously The defendant, of Glyn Avenue, Coolock, had pleaded guilty at Swords District Court to unlawful possession of €200 of cannabis at Stockhole Lane, Swords, on April 28. Sergeant Bob Kavanagh previously gave evidence the de...
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A man and a woman have been arrested in relation to the death of a baby in Co Longford last year. The baby girl died in Longford on June 4, 2017. A man, who is in his 30s, and a woman, in her 20s, were arrested in separate locations in Naas and Dublin earlier this morning. Both have been taken to Longford Garda Station, where they are detained under Section 4 of Criminal Justice Act, 1984. Gardaí said investigations into the death are ongoing. Read more ne...
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Gardaí believe the remains are those of missing 14-year-old Anastasia Kriegel. Gardaí have launched a murder investigation into the death of a 14-year-old girl in Dublin. It follows the discovery of a body in a disused house on the Clonee Road in the Lucan area. Detectives believe the remains are those of missing Anastasia (Ana) Kriegel. Ana was last seen at St Catherine's Park in Lucan at 5.30pm on Monday, close to the disused house. Superintendent John G...
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The mother of a young woman who was killed while travelling to visit her sick baby in a Dublin hospital has said the suspended sentence handed down to the truck driver responsible will never bring her back. Ciaran McBride (33) pleaded guilty to careless driving causing death between Junctions 10 and 9 of the M8 on September 5, 2016, after he veered off the motorway and struck a car stopped on the hard shoulder - writes herald.ie Tipperary Circuit Criminal...
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The inquest into the death of Garda Tony Golden has heard that the fatal shot was into his back. The inquest opened this morning in Dundalk, Co Louth. Garda Golden was shot by Crevan Mackin at a house in the village of Omeath, on 11 October 2015. Dr Michael Curtis, who performed the post-mortem examination, told the inquest hearing that Garda Golden had been shot five times - four times while facing the gunman - and the fatal shot was through the back. He...
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A 38-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a construction worker who was found with fatal injuries in a park in Dublin last Friday. Feri Anghel, of no fixed abode, but originally from Romania, is accused of the murder of Ioan Artene Bobat Sean Walsh Park in Tallaght. The 49-year-old father-of-one, who was also from Romania, had been attacked and severely beaten and later died in Tallaght Hospital. Detective Garda Shay Palmer gave ev...
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Investigations are ongoing. A man in his 60s has been arrested after €1 million in drugs was seized from a house in Dublin. The arrest and seizure of cannabis were made at a house in south Finglas yesterday afternoon, April 18 - writes dublinlive.ie They were found after gardai obtained a search warrant to access the house. During the search, the cannabis herb was found and seized. The man was then arrested at the scene. In a statement, a garda spokeswoman...
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Six people have been arrested as part of an investigation into the supply of cocaine from Europe to Australia and New Zealand. The investigation is being carried out by the Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, which is working closely with the Australian Federal Police - writes rte.ie. It is understood arrests have also been made in Australia in the past few weeks and sums of money have been frozen - writes rte.ie Gardaí found bundles of cash hidden in...
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GARDAÍ IN CO Offaly have launched an investigation into the circumstances of the death of a newborn baby, whose body was discovered in a car at the start of this month. The investigation was revealed this morning by The Times Ireland, which reported that the baby was delivered in the car near Birr on 29 March - writes thejournal.ie The infant’s body was discovered a number of days later in the boot of the vehicle after the mother attended hospital. A garda...
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The hospital say he was seeking shelter and was not waiting to be seen when he died. The man found dead in a chair at Tallaght University Hospital had been unnoticed for 12 hours, his heartbroken family have claimed - writes dublinlive.ie Tragic Brian Hamilton was discovered slumped in a chair and unresponsive by staff in the hospital's A&E on Saturday afternoon. The 40-year-old was discovered dead around 4pm but his family claim CCTV footage shows him sit...
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Two men have appeared in court charged in connection with what the PSNI believe was one of the biggest ever seizures of cannabis in Northern Ireland. The drugs, which were recovered last Friday in Dromore, Co Down, had an estimated value of £1.3 million. The two men aged 32 and 37 appeared at Newry Magistrates Court accused of fraudulently importing drugs. Read more news of Dublin on our site.
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The Central Statistics Office has found that 234 incidents should have been recorded as homicides in the Garda's crime figures between 2003 and 2016. The majority of these, almost 200, were road fatalities which should have been recorded as cases of dangerous driving causing death. Another 41 homicides should have been recorded as manslaughter The CSO's review of the Garda Crime Figures, published today, also found three cases wrongly categorised as murder...
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Gardaí have confirmed the body recovered by search teams from the River Suiris that of missing teenager Elisha Gault. The 14-year-old had been missing from her home in Carrick-On-Suir in Co Tipperary since St Patrick's Day writes rte.ie Gardaí have thanked the public for their assistance with the search. Read more news of Dublin here.
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A teenagerhas been killed in a road crash in Co Meath. The 17-year-old boy was cycling on the Golf Links Road, Bettystown at around 5pm when he was in a collisionwith a mini bus. His body was removed to Navan Mortuary where a post-mortem examination will be carried out. The bus driver, a man in his 50s, was uninjured. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Ashbourne Garda Station on 01 8010600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Gard...
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A man who was previously jailed for killing his father started shouting obscenities at gardai after they tried to arrest his own son. Gary Waters (45) was directed to leave the area by officers, but he continued to hurl abuse - writes herald.ie Judge David McHugh convicted and fined Waters €100. The judge said he understood how a father might try to protect his son, but added that Waters could not break the law. The defendant, of Valeview Gardens, Finglas,...
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A man has been seriously injured in a traffic collision involving a bus on Dublin's Townsend Street. After 7 am this morning, a collision between a white van and a Dublin Bus left the driver of the van seriously injured -writes buzz.ie The busman was not injured, however he was left shaken. There were no passengers aboard the bus at the time. The collision took place at the junction between Townsend St and Shaw St, in the city centre. Gardai, as well as th...
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Gardai have arrested an 18-year-old man after they found €75,000 with of heroin and €8,000 in cash at a property in Dublin. Gardai also seized a cash counting machine, weighing scales and other drug paraphernalia at the flat in the Oliver bond Complex in Dublin - writes buzz.ie. Gardaí from the Street Crime Unit attached to Kevin Street Garda Station searched the residence today as part of an intelligence led operation. An 18-year-old male was arrested in...
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A lawyer for a friend of two Ireland and Ulster rugby players accused of rape has suggested police tried to "catch him off guard" when he voluntarily attended a police station. Gavan Duffy QC, representing Rory Harrison, who denies perverting the course of justice and withholding information about the alleged rape in June 2016, was cross-examining a detective constable who conducted the police interviews -writes rte.ie Mr Duffy asked if a "deliberate decis...
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A 28-year-old man was last night fighting for his life after being shot on Dublin's northside. The victim, named locally as Ken Finn, was struck at least once in the head during the gun attack in the Moativew area of Coolock - writes Robin Schiller Gardaí received reports of a shooting in Moatview Gardens at approximately 8.15pm and emergency services rushed to the scene. The young man was discovered with serious injuries and was treated at the scene by pa...
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The incident occurred at 1pm on Saturday in the Woodstown area. Gardai are investigating after a man allegedly exposed himself to a teenage girl in Knocklyon - writes dublinlive.ie The incident happened in the Woodstown area shortly after 1pm on Saturday. The man is not believed to have come close to the girl and did not come in contact with her at any point. A garda spokesperson confirmed they are aware of the "indecent" incident and gardai in Rathfarnham...
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A teenager caught with cocaine after it fell out of his sock was dabbling in the drug at the time, a court heard. Gavin Deering (19) claimed he now has a partner and a baby and no longer has any interest in drugs - writes herald.ie Judge Ann Ryan ordered a probation report and urinalysis and adjourned sentencing to a date in May. The defendant, of Cloonmore Park, Tallaght, admitted before Tallaght District Court to possession of cocaine on November 5, 2016...
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He was arrested on January 23 while allegedly robbing a cash machine. A Dubliner has been arrested in connection with a spate of ATM robberies in Australia - writes dublinlive.ie Stephen Anthony Dunne is facing nine charges in relation to the robberies, which happened along the south east of the country since January 2017. He was arrested on January 23 while allegedly robbing a cash machine, news.com.au reports. It's reported that police seized what appear...
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Gardai have launched an investigation after two men attempted to abduct a 16-year-old girl on the Navan Road. The incident occurred on February 2 at around 1pm when the teen was walking home near Ashington Park and Abbey Drive - writes dublinlive.ie Two men in a silver vehicle pulled up alongside the girl and asked her to get in. According to a source, two young men witnessing the incident managed to come to the girl's rescue and the abduction was aborted....