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GARDAÍ HAVE SAID a missing three-year-old boy has been found safe and well and a man has been arrested, after earlier issuing a child rescue Ireland (CRI) alert. Jake Jordan had been missing from his Wexford home overnight. Gardaí had said the boy was taken by his father – 30-year-old Patrick Somers – following an incident at the child’s home at Saint Mary’s Villas in Bunclody, Co Wexford. The pair were last seen when they left this location at approximate...
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Two foreign- nationals have been arrested after over €2 million worth of Heroin was seized in Dublin Airport. A man in his 30s and woman in her 50s were taken into custody after Revenue Officers caught the massive 15kg haul which had made its way over from Pakistan. The woman, who was accompanied by a small child, was met by the man in arrivals before they were arrested and taken to Ballymun Garda Station. A Revenue spokesperson said that the arrests came...
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A 20-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of David Boland in Athy, Co Kildare. Calvin Cullen, with an address at Green Hills, Athy, appeared before a special sitting of Naas District Court this morning. Mr Boland, from Nurney, was stabbed multiple times during a row on Duke Street in Athy at around 5.30am on Thursday. The father of one was taken to the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise where he later died. Mr Cullen was remanded...
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Money has also been frozen in a bank account. High end watches, a car and cash have been seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau following a number of raids in Dublin on Thursday. The raids took place in Dublin 1, 10 and 22 this morning, with an additional raid taking place in Wexford. Audi car seized by CAB Local gardai in  North Dublin also assisted with the raids, which were targeting drugs gangs based in the north inner city. They seized a number of items...
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A new provision that will see drink-drivers facing an automatic disqualification came into force at midnight. The Minister for Transport announced the commencement of the drink-driving provisions of the Road Traffic Act yesterday afternoon. Speaking at the launch, Minister Shane Ross described the measure as a significant step to clamp down on drink-driving. Minister Ross said it was "always wrong to give people the mild slap on the wrist of three penalty...
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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...