• A man was arrested in Claremorris on Saturday on suspicion of allowing his premises to be used for the cultivation of cannabis.

    The Mayo Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by local Gardai, arrested the man in connection with the seizure of €265,000 worth of cannabis plants on the 25th March.

    In a second drugs seizure on the 27th April, Gardai recovered €432,000 worth of cannabis plants in a separate area of Claremorris.

    The man arrested on Saturday was taken to Castlebar Garda Station for questioning.

    He's since been released without charge, and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

  • Gardai in Ballyhaunis this afternoon arrested a man on Clare Street in the town.

    The man was apprehended in connection with a shop lifting incident.

    The incident occurred just before 3o’clock.

    It’s understood the man was being pursued by a member of the public at the time.

  • A 50 year old man has been arrested in connection with an investigation into criminal damage and an assault at a repossessed house in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon.

    Eight security men were injured, a dog was killed and six vehicles were burnt out in the brawl at the property on the 16th December.

    The attack came after the security guards were filmed evicting a family from the house a number of days before.

    The man was arrested in Roscommon this morning and is being held at Castlerea Garda station.

    He's the 6th person to be arrested in connection with the investigation.


  • A man has been arrested in Co Longford today as part of the ongoing investigation into incidents that took place near Strokestown in December.

    On Sunday morning 16th December, a group of up to 20 masked men attacked security guards at a farmhouse at Falsk, near Strokestown.

    Three security guards required hospital treatment after the pre-dawn attack, while a number of vehicles were burnt out.

    It followed the eviction of a local family from the farmhouse earlier that week.

    As investigations continue into the criminal damage and assault, Gardai have confirmed that a man in his 50's was arrested following a search of a house in the Killoe area of Longford today.

    He's being detained at Castlerea Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

    This is the 5th person to be arrested as part of the investigation, with two people currently before the courts, and Gardai say their investigations are ongoing.




  • Gardai in Westport have arrested a man in connection with a spate of thefts from charity boxes in licensed premises in the town.

    It’s understood the suspect is also being questioned about a break-in to a caravan at the rear of a B&B in Westport.

  • A man in his late 30s was arrested yesterday evening in Co Meath as part of ongoing investigations into incidents at Falsk, Strokestown on Sunday 16th December 2018.

    He is currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939 at Castlerea Garda Station.

    This is the 8th person to be arrested in connection with this investigation, two are currently before the courts.

    Eight security men were injured, a dog was killed and six vehicles were burnt out in the brawl at the property on the 16th December.

    The attack came after the eviction of a family from the house a number of days before.

    The investigation is ongoing according to Gardai.

  • Gardaí in Mayo have arrested a man, who was sought in connection with multiple theft offences across the country, who they stopped at a checkpoint at Newpark in Swinford on Saturday May 2. 

    At 5.15pm Saturday evening two members of the Mayo Roads Policing Unit stopped a black Volkswagen Golf while conducting a MIT checkpoint and observed that the tax disc displayed looked to be false.
    Using the Garda Mobility App at the roadside, Gardaí were immediately alerted to issues with this driver’s vehicle.
    Through the Garda Mobility App Gardaí were instantly made aware that this car was displaying cloned registration plates and that the driver was sought for deception thefts nationwide. 
    It was also established the car being driven was stolen from Howth, Co Dublin in November 2019.
    The car was seized by Gardaí and the man was arrested and conveyed to Ballina Garda Station where he was detained under the provisions of Section 4 of The Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
    The man who is in his early 30s, is sought by Gardaí in respect of a series of fraud matters.
    The man was charged in connection with fraud in Co Mayo and Co Westmeath, and with the unauthorised taking of a car in Dublin. He is to appear before a sitting of Ballina District Court on May 26, 2020.
    The man is believed to be involved in conducting a number of deception thefts in shops.
    An investigation is underway in respect of the use of fraudulent vehicle documentation. All relevant Garda Districts were notified of this arrest.
  • The retired Garda, who was arrested yesterday morning by Gardai from the Roscommon/ Longford division, is suspected of having taken bribes to stamp hundreds of fraudulent immigration applications from Indian and Pakistani applicants, according to the Irish Times.

    The suspect, who is aged in his 60s, is suspected of taking money from a “fixer” who brought applicants in large numbers to his Garda station in the Western Region to have their forms stamped.

    The then garda allegedly stamped documents, certifying the applicants had submitted the relevant documents required to gain permission to reside and work in the country.

    The irregularities first came to light two years ago and the man has since retired from the Garda.

    He was arrested yesterday morning and is still being detained this morning under Section Four of the Criminal Justice Act.

    It is understood the man may have fraudulently stamped forms for several hundred people before the matter came to light.

    The alleged scam emerged when officials noticed an unusually high number of forms were being stamped by the same Garda in a county which does not have a particularly high population of non-nationals.

  • A 7th person has been arrested as investigations continue into assault and criminal damage at a farmhouse near Strokestown last December.

    Gardai have confirmed that a man in his 50's was arrested this morning, and is being detained at Castlerea Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

    He's the 7th person to be arrested to date in connection with the investigation, following an incident on the morning of 16th December last, in which a number of security personnel were injured and vehicles were set on fire.

    This followed the eviction of a family from the property earlier that week.




  • A woman in her late 20s was arrested in Swinford on Tuesday last in connection with a public order incident.

    At approximately 8.15pm on Tuesday, Gardaí assigned to the Mayo Divisional Roads Policing Unit, who were patrolling in the Swinford area responded to a group of individuals who were gathered on Main Street Swinford and directed them to leave the area.

    One of the group refused to leave when directed to do so by Gardaí and was subsequently arrested under the Public Order Act. 

    While under arrest and in a Garda patrol car the woman spat at two members of An Garda Síochána.

    The woman was brought to Swinford Garda Station where she was charged in connection with the incident.

    She is due to appear before the courts at a later date.