• Gardaí in Cork are following a definite line of inquiry after the death of a 24-year-old man stabbed in Mallow last night.

    They've made a direct appeal to find a man who was present when he was injured on Bridge Street at around half-eight.

    It's believed the victim originally from Galway had been involved in an earlier row at a horse show in Buttevant.

    Detectives say they're aware of the background circumstances and are assuring that any person that comes forward will be dealt with professionally in accordance with the law.

  • Gardai in Ballina are appealing for the public’s assistance in tracing a woman who is missing from the area since Thursday.

    22-year-old Margaret Lawrence was last seen on Thursday morning in the Ballina area. She was reported missing that night.

    Gardai say that when last seen she was wearing a grey tracksuit top and black boots.  Margaret is described as 5 foot 3 inches in height, of thin build and has shoulder length black hair.

    The Gardai are concerned for her welfare and are asking for anyone who has seen her or knows her whereabouts to contact them on 096-20560, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. They are also appealing directly to Margaret if she hears this appeal to contact Ballina Gardai.

  • Gardai in Ballina are appealing for witnesses after an assault and robbery of an elderly man in the town on Friday evening last.

    According to the Western People, the man, aged in his 70s, was accosted by two women and a man in the Market Square carpark, near Tesco, in the town, shortly after 5pm on Friday evening.

    The elderly man had left Tesco, when he was assaulted in the car park, and had a small sum of cash stolen. He was knocked to the ground and was left shaken by the ordeal.

    The suspected attackers are described as two women dressed in headscarves and long skirts, and a man wearing black trousers and a white jacket.

    It was a busy time of evening in Ballina and gardai are keen to speak to anyone who may have noticed the attack or anything suspicious in the area.

    A man came to the elderly man’s assistance on Friday evening,  and gardai are also anxious to speak to that man.

    Ballina gardai can be contacted at 096 21422


  • Gardai in Ballina have made a substantial recovery of stolen goods taken from break-ins to properties across the county over the past number of weeks.

    Uniformed gardai and detectives conducted 3 searches at properties located in rural areas between Ballina and Killala and recovered stolen property valued at 100,000 euro.

    The owners of the property have been identified.

    The searches took place by uniformed gardai and detectives in an intelligence led operation under Operation Thor.

    A search of one of the three properties is continuing this morning.

    One man from the vicinity has been arrested and is being detained at Ballina garda station for questioning.

    The gardai in Ballina have acknowledged the assistance of community alert groups and the general public in investigating this case.

  • Gardai in Ballina jave a lost wallet in their possession this evening and are keen to reunite it with its owner.

    The wallet was found in Ballina town centre this afternoon (Sunday).

     The gardai are advising that the person who lost the wallet to contact Ballina garda station at 096 20560.

  • Gardaí in Co. Sligo have seized a gun in the boot of a car and arrested a man.

    Officers searched a house in Ballymote last night and found cannabis herb worth around 1-thousand euro and the gun.

    The car has been seized by Gardaí and the firearm has been sent to the Garda Ballistics Section for forensic examination.

    A 37 year old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Ballymote Garda Station where he remains in custody.


  • Gardai in Castlebar are continuing their investigations into an alleged serious sexual assault case on a young woman in the county town in the early hours of Thursday morning last (December 27th).

    They say they are following a definite line of enquiry in the investigation.

    The woman, who is in her twenties, presented in a distressed state to Castlebar Garda Station in the early hours of Thursday morning.

    Later that morning the woman was brought to the sexual assault unit in Galway City for a medical examination and gardai carried out a forensic examination of the area. The alleged attack took place in  a laneway at Lucan Street close to Castlebar Town Centre.

    Gardai say their investigations are ongoing and they are following a definite line of enquiry.

    Investigating officers took a full statement from the victim on Thursday morning.

    The time of the alleged incident was between 2 and 2.30 am

    The alleged victim had earlier attended a nightclub event in Castlebar on St Stephen’s night.

    CCTV footage showing activity in the nightclub has been obtained and is being studied by gardai as the investigation continues.

  • Gardai in Claremorris are appealing for witnesses following a serious road collision in Ballindine village on Friday evening.

    The two-car collision occurred at around 5.40pm on Friday on the Claremorris side of Ballindine.

    Gardai are appealing for anyone who passed through the village between 5.30 and 5.45pm on Friday to contact them.

    They are especially anxious to contact the driver of a white van who passed the scene going from Ballindine to Claremorris, who may have witnessed the collision.

    Anyone with information should contact the Gardai in Claremorris on 094-93-72080.

  • Gardaí are seeking public assistance in tracing the whereabouts of Hayden Jones, 49 years, who is missing from the Spiddal area of Galway since last Saturday,  the 11th August. 
    He is described as being approximately 6 foot, with blonde hair, of stocky build with grey eyes. When last seen Hayden was wearing a grey jacket, dark blue jeans, grey shoes, a black hat and a backpack. 

    Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to contact Gardai in Galway on 091 538000.

  • Gardai are investigating a single vehicle collision in Loughrea in Co Galway, in which a man died yesterday.

    The collision occurred at approximately 8am yesterday morning on Barrack Street, Loughrea when a car collided with a steel barrier. The male driver, who was aged 77 years was assisted from the car by passer-bys and they performed CPR on the man.

    He was taken by ambulance to Portiuncla Hospital in Ballinasloe where he was later pronounced dead. No one else was injured in the collision.

    Gardaí in Loughrea are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 091 842870, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

  • Gardaí in Loughrea are appealing to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 16-year-old Diane Limsipson who is missing from Loughrea, Co Galway since Wednesday.

    Diane was last seen leaving her home at approximately 12 noon on Wednesday. She is described at 4ft 8 inches in height, of thin build, with brown eyes and long black hair. When last seen she was wearing blue jeans.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Loughrea Gardaí on 091 842870 the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

  • The Garda Commissioner is being called on to clarify the role of Gardaí attending court-ordered evictions.

    Mid-ranking Gardaí in Roscommon are to ask Drew Harris to set out a clear policy on the matter when he attends the annual conference of the AGSI in Cavan later.

    It follows a widely reported eviction of a family from their home in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon in December.

    General Secretary John Jacob says the process needs to clarified.

  • Gardaí in Sligo are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary at a house in Carrickbanagher near Coolooney.

    The incident occurred at approximately 2:30am this morning when the occupant of the house was threatened and assaulted by a male intruder. It’s understood the intruder, who was wearing dark clothing, left the house on foot with a number of undisclosed items along with a sum of cash.

    The alarm was raised when another family member returned home a short time later. The injured party was taken to hospital and treated for injuries described as non life threatening.

    Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in Drumfin between midnight and 3am and witnessed any suspicious activity to contact them.

    They are also appealing to motorists who may have offered someone a lift or noticed anything suspicious on the following routes between 1:00am and 3:30am, to come forward.

    • Ballymote town towards Drumfin (R293)
    • N17 between Cooloney and Tubbercurry
    • N4 between Colooney and Drumfin

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Sligo Garda Station 071-9157000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

  • Gardaí in Sligo are investigating a serious road traffic collision in Sligo today.

    The collision between a car and a female pedestrian in her 50's occurred at approximately 9.10am this morning on the Sligo Inner relief road (N4) inbound. The female driver of the car was uninjured in the collision. The injured pedestrian was taken to Sligo University Hospital for treatment and her injuries are described as serious.

    The two lanes on the southbound lanes are currently closed and there are diversions through the town.

    Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Sligo Garda station on 071 9157000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.




  • Gardai in Swinford are appealing for witnesses after a man died following a road collision yesterday evening.

    Gardai and the emergency services were called to the scene of the single vehicle collision at Ballinvoher near Swinford at approximately 6.45 yesterday evening.

    The driver – a man in his 70’s, who was the sole occupant of the car, was seriously injured when his SUV left the road and struck a wall. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

    His body was removed to Mayo University Hospital for a post-mortem examination. The local Coronor has been notified. The N5 road was closed for a time yesterday evening but has since reopened following an examination of the scene.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Swinford Garda Station on 094-9252990 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

  • Gardaí in Swinford are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision which occurred at Carracanada, Swinford at approximately 12.15pm yesterday.

    The collision involved a truck and two cars resulting in the death of a 64 year old male driver of one of the cars, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased was removed to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar for a post mortem examination. A male driver of a second car received minor injuries.

    This stretch of road was closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators but has since reopened.

    Gardaí wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Swinford Garda Station on 094-9252990, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.





    Gardai in Westport recovered in excess of 3,000 euro in stolen property yesterday following a planned search of a house in the area.

    Two people, a male and a female were both arrested after the house was searched and were detained and questioned at Westport garda station. They were subsequently charged with a number of break-ins each.

    They are being held in custody to appear before a sitting of Ballina court this morning.

    In follow up searches yesterday gardai recovered in excess of 3,000 euro of stolen property.

  • Gardai in Westport are warning of phone scams being reported in the past number of days again.

    One particular man reported getting a call from a person purporting to be from Eircom. They alleged the homeowner’s internet was slow and they wanted to gain access to their laptop to carry out upgrade work. They asked the man to download an app called –TeamViewer and to give him their access code, which the man did.

    Through the app the caller gained access to the laptop. They also gave the man a case number, officers name and batch ID, as well as a Dublin number to contact.

    When Gardai contacted the number - 01-4428620 – a caller answered and claimed to be from the National Crime Agency.

    Gardai are warning people to never give out any of their details over the phone in this manner, as these companies will not ask for details like this over the phone.  


  • Gardai are investigating a break-in to Keane’s Farm Machinery in Balla over the weekend.

    The robbery occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning, when at least 4 men wearing balaclavas entered the premise.

    The group gained access around the back entrance and managed to cut through a galvanised gate.

    The thieves made off with a small sum of money, radio’s, sockets, large drums of oil & grease.

    They also siphoned diesel from two tractors on site and broke the front window to make their getaway.

    The incident happened some-time between 2 and 4am on Saturday morning.

    Castlebar Gardai are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the early hours of Saturday morning to contact them on 094 90 38200.

  • Gardaí are investigating after up to five people were subjected to a frightening ordeal during an aggravated burglary in Galway city.

    On Easter Sunday evening at around 7.30pm two masked men entered a house in the Ballybane area. One of the men was armed with what is believed to be a hatchet.

    It is understood at least five people were in the house at the time, including children.

    The men fled the property empty handed after a short time and no one was injured during the incident.

    No arrests have yet been made and Gardaí say their investigations are continuing.