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A young mother was injured after being attacked by a car hijacker while with her son at St James' Hospital. The woman was approached by a man shortly after 6pm in the hospital car park as she walked to her car with her son. The attacker demanded she hand over the keys, after she resisted she was knocked to the ground and suffered injuries to her hand and knee. The child was not harmed during the incident. After hijacking the car, the man drove off before c...
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A critical batch of Garda promotions has been stalled after one officer threatened to take a court case to halt the process. A stay has been put on 410 moves from garda to sergeant and approximately 200 sergeants to inspectors. The campaign is one of the biggest promotion lists in recent history and sources have said it is critical to the smooth running of the force. A source added: “One candidate has indicated they will seek a High Court injunction stoppi...
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Gardaí have opened a murder investigation after a woman in her 30s was stabbed to death in Dundalk,Co Louth. A man in his 40s was arrested andis being held at Dundalk Garda Station. The stabbingoccurred at an apartment on Linenhall Street at around 2.45pm this afternoon. The 31-year-old woman was brought by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, where she was pronounced dead. A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out tomorrow. The...
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A new report has strongly criticised An Garda Síochána’s approach to policing in several areas including public order policing, the use of force, the detention of suspects, the investigation of hate crime and its dealings with Roma and Travellers. The report by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties has described policy development in these areas as piecemeal, partial in nature or non-existent. It says the garda policing of public protest remains "shrouded...
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A crime gang is buying fake euro notes online and distributing the dodgy cash across the country, an Irish Mirror investigation has learned. The plot – orchestrated by criminals in the south west – involves a sophisticated network of handlers buying items with the counterfeit currency. The website, which we have not identified, has dozens of images of fake euro notes of all denominations. A source said: “This has come about after several incidents when for...
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A depraved child killer on the run from a jail in the North is believed to have been spotted in Dublin city centre. Evil John Clifford, who raped and murdered his 8-year-old niece Sue Ellen Clifford, was allowed out on day release from a Belfast prison last Sunday but failed to return. Instead the monster boarded a train bound for Dublin, and on Tuesday he was seen in Balbriggan in north county Dublin. In the past half hour, a Dublin woman claimed she spot...
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Gardai seized €34,000 in cash and €3,000 in cannabis after a raid on an apartment in Blanchardstown on Saturday. The search at an apartment in Falcon View was carried out as part of an investigation by gardai from Blanchardstown and Finglas into the sale and distribution of controlled substances in the Blanchardstown area. A 31-year-old man was arrested and detained at Finglas Garda station under the provisions of section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Tr...
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The teenage son of TV chef Rachel Allen has been arrested after €30,000 of drugs were delivered to the family home. Joshua Allen, 18, was held when gardai from the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau raided a property in Shanagarry, East Cork, on Thursday. The cannabis herb had been posted from the US to Portlaoise mail centre and labelled “clothing”. Mrs Allen and her husband Isaac said in a statement: “We are making a statement in response to, and hopefully...
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A Leixlip home was broken into earlier this week while the owner was away on holidays. On Monday, August 27, last, at Confey, Leixlip, between 6pm to 7pm, a rear door was forced open. Entry was gained. Meanwhile, also on Monday, August 27, attempts were made to break into a house at Wolstan Abbey, Celbridge. An alarm was activated and the attempts to break in were unsuccessful.
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Detectives are investigating if a handgun was sent by post to associates of jailed mobster James 'Nellie' Walsh as part of a west Dublin feud. Armed gardai arrested two men and seized the Glock 17 firearm after carrying out a controlled delivery in the Clondalkin area - writes herald.ie Detectives attached to the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (DOCB) are currently questioning two men in relation to the bust. A senior source told the Herald that gardai ar...
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Gardaí have seized cannabis herb worth an estimated €21,000 in Co Clare. The drugs were found during the search of a house in the Miltown Malbay area earlier today. A 22-year-old man was arrested at the scene and he was taken to Ennis Garda Station for questioning. He has since been released and a file is to be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. Today’s search operation came following the seizure of a sub-machine gun and a large quantity of...
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A man in his 20s has been charged in connection with the seizure of drugs in Cork worth around €45,000. He was arrested yesterday afternoon following a search on MacCurtain Street in Cork city, when he was found to be in possession of the drugs. The drugs, pending an analysis, are suspected to be cocaine. The man was brought to Mayfield Garda Station following his arrest, where he was later charged.
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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...