Gardai are appealing for information on a teenager missing from Galway.

    16-year old Linda Mhelembe is missing from her home in Galway since last Friday.

    She's described as 5 foot in height with black hair and brown eyes.

    Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Galway Gardai at 091 - 53 8000.


  • Gardai are appealing for any information on a White Volkswagen Tiguan 191 Wicklow Reg vehicle which was observed acting suspiciously in the Claremorris Balla Area inside the past hour.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Gardai at Claremorris on 094 9372080 or Castlebar on 094 9038200.

  • Gardaí in Castlerea are appealing for witnesses after a garda who attempted to stop two men was allegedly attacked by them while he was on patrol in the early hours of yesterday morning.

    The incident happened at around 1am yesterday (Sunday) morning when the garda tried to stop and detain two men in the Roselawn area of Castlerea.

    The garda had been on patrol with two colleagues when they responded to a suspected burglary.

    While his colleagues searched the immediate area, the other garda searched further afield where he then encountered two men who he requested to stop.

    The men are reported to have resisted being detained and allegedly attacked the garda who had to call for backup.

    The garda, as well as the two men he was trying to detain, were later treated in hospital for injuries which were described as "not life threatening".

    They were all later discharged.

    The alleged attackers are in their 30s and 60s.

    Investigations into the incident are ongoing and no arrests have been made.

    Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Castlerea Station on 0949621630 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

  • Castlerea Gardai are appealing for witnesses after an incident at Gortaganny Cemetery on Saturday afternoon.

    There was disruption caused to up to 15 graveyards.

    Christmas lights were taken off graves as well as ornamental stones.

    There is a lot of upset caused in the area and Gardai are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area on Saturday afternoon between 12pm and 2pm to contact them on 094 96 21630.

  • Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a break-in to a house in Doctor’s Road, Ballyhaunis yesterday.

    Cash and Jewelry were stolen in the raid.

    The incident occurred some-time between 10am and 1pm yesterday.

    Gardai are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed suspicious behavior in the area yesterday to contact them at Claremorris Garda Station on 094 9372080 or the Garda Confidential line 1800 666111

  • Gardaí attended the scene of a serious two vehicle road traffic collision yesterday that occurred at approximately 12.50pm at Ardleckna, Elphin, County Roscommon.

    Two women, aged in their 30s and 70s, were airlifted to Sligo University Hospital with serious injuries.

    Three men, two in their 30s and one in his 70s, were taken to Sligo University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

    Forensic Collision Investigators have carried out a technical examination and the road has since re-opened.

    Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward, particularly any road users who may have camera footage and who were travelling in the area at approximately 12.50pm yesterday afternoon.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Castlerea Garda Station on 094 9621630, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

  • The Gardai are appealing to all road users to take extra care when using the roads this August Bank Holiday weekend.

    There will be an increase in traffic volumes on the country’s roads, with festivals and events due to take place over the course of the long weekend and therefore an increase in Garda patrols and checkpoints.

    The Gardai are advising that there will be a road safety campaign in place which will include checks for driving while intoxicated, speeding, failure to wear seatbelts, use of mobile device, dangerous or careless driving and proper lighting of vehicles.

    The objective of this campaign is to reduce road collisions, save lives and reduce injuries and to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding on roads.

  • Gardai are appealing for help in finding a missing 30 year-old woman from Sligo.

    Natalia Karaczyn hasn't been seen at her home in Crozon Park since early yesterday morning.

    She's 5 foot 8" in height, of slim build with green eyes and has medium length straight blond hair.

    She was wearing a black lace body suit, black leather trousers, a black jacket and black sandals with an open toe.

    Gardaí in Sligo are also looking for information about the movements of a beige Peugeot 308 estate car, with the partial reg 09 DL.

  • Gardai are appealing for the public’s assistance in locating a 13-year-old boy who is missing from the Carrowmore/Lacken area of Ballina since about 9.30 this morning.

    The boy is described as 5ft 7in in height, with black hair and blue eyes. When last seen he was wearing green tracksuit bottoms and a dark navy or black hoodie.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Ballina Garda Station on 096-20560.

  • Gardaí at Castlerea are appealing for witnesses and information in relation to a bank robbery which occurred at a bank on Church St, Strokestown Co Roscommon onFrida afternoon at approximately 2.15pm.

    Four men wearing balaclavas and gloves entered the bank, one man was believed to be armed with a handgun.

    They threatened staff and demanded cash.

    They left the premises after a short time with an undisclosed amount of cash and made their getaway in a black Audi A4 with UK registered number plates driven by a fifth man.

    It is believed they drove up Elphin St, took a right turn and drove in the direction of Kilmore.

    Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and information from any person who may have seen anything suspicious in the hour prior to the robbery and after the incident or to any drivers who may have dash cams fitted to their vehicles to contact Castlerea Garda Station on 094-9621637, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

    No injuries were reported.

  • Gardai are appealing for witnesses after a break-in to the Applegreen Filling Station in Foxford overnight.

    At around 12.30am two intruders gained entry to the filling station and activated the alarm system in doing so, Ballina Gardai were on patrol in the area at the time and responded to the call within minutes. The intruders fled the scene after trying to gain access to the ATM on site.

    Nothing was taken in the incident and Gardai say the two men gained entry to the filling station via a side window which was blocked up.

    The intruders were wearing dark clothes, with their faces covered and are described as tall and thin.

    There was no sign of any vehicle in the vicinity of the filling station.

    Gardai are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area last night or seen any vehicle in the area around that time to contact them in Foxford on 094-92-56102, Ballina on 096-20650 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

  • Gardai are appealing to road users to take extra care when using the roads this Bank Holiday weekend.

    Gardai say there will be an increase in the number of people using the roads with various events taking place and the start of the school holidays for secondary school students.

    A Bank Holiday Enforcement Campaign will be in place, with Garda resources deployed with the aim of increasing compliance among road users and improving overall road safety.

    There will again be particular emphasis on inappropriate speed, drink/drug driving, seatbelts and faulty tyres.

    Noel Kelly is the Regional Roads Policing Superintendent and has been telling Angelina Nugent that there will be additional checkpoints in operation this weekend.

  • Gardai are appealing for witnesses after a 16 year-old girl was killed in a crash in County Galway.

    It happened when a car struck a wall in Porridgetown, Oughterard at around 1.15am yesterday morning.

    The teenager who was a passenger in the car died at the scene.

    The 21 year-old driver of the car, a man, has been seriously injured.

    He's being treated in University Hospital Galway, for non life threatening injuries.

  • Gardai arrested a man yesterday in connection with a robbery at a bookmakers in Co. Sligo.

    The incident occurred at 3.25pm yesterday afternoon at a premises on the Square in Collooney.

    The man in his 30’s was arrested a short time later and is currently detained at Ballymote Garda Station.

    No-one was injured during the incident and investigations are ongoing.

  • Gardaí in Sligo town arrested a man brandishing an axe last night.


    Gardaí attended within minutes after receiving the call and arrested the male.


    He was conveyed to Ballymote Garda Station and later charged with having possession of an offensive weapon.


    He was given bail to appear at the District Court in the near future.

  • Gardaí have arrested three people and seized cannabis and cannabis plants at a house at Cloonloo, Co.Sligo.

    Gardaí searched a house at Cloonloo at about noon yesterday. During the course of the search they discovered a cannabis cultivation operation containing 250 plants and well as processed cannabis herb. The drugs, subject to analysis, have a street value of in excess of €200,000.

    Three people were arrested at the scene; a man and a woman in their 30s and a man in his late 20s. They are being detained at Ballymote Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

  • Gardai are at the scene of a three vehicle collision this morning on the Westport to Castlebar road close to Westport.

    There are no indications yet if anyone has been injured in the incident but Gardai are at the scene.

    The road is not closed to traffic but there are long delays this morning on the Westport to Castlebar road as a result.

  • Gardai are at the scene of a two vehicle collision at Barnacarroll Junction near Knock on the N17.

    The incident occurred shortly after 9am this morning.

    It’s understood that no one sustained serious injuries in the collision.

    Emergency services attended the scene and the road remains opened to traffic.

  • Emergency services are at the scene of a two vehicle collision on the N58 Castlebar side of Straide village.

    Gardai are at the scene and there is a stop/go system in place.

  • Gardai attended the scene of a one vehicle collision on the N5 in Ballyvary just outside Castlebar.

    The collision occurred shortly after 6am this morning and it’s understood the driver sustained no serious injuries in the collision.

    The N5 at Ballyvary remains open to traffic this morning but motorists are advised to reduce their speed in the area.

    Spot flooding is an issue on that stretch of road this morning so motorists are reminded to exercise caution.