Gardai

  • 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.

  •  Yesterday (Monday) evening at approximately 5.20pm at Shangort Road, Galway, Gardaí were called to the scene of a serious road traffic collision involving a pedestrian and a car.

    The pedestrian, a male in his early 80s, was taken to University Hospital Galway with serious injuries.

    The road has since re-opened.

    Gardaí at Salthill are appealing for anyone with information, particularly any road users who may have camera footage who were travelling in the area at the time, to come forward.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Salthill Garda Station on 091 514720, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

     

  • 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.

     

     

     

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    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.

  • Gardai in Connemara are investigating the alleged sexual assault of a young woman over the bank holiday weekend.

    A 19 year old woman was reportedly assaulted in the village of Tully Cross near Clifden in the early hours of Sunday morning.

    Gardai say they're following a number of lines of enquiry.

    No arrests have yet been made.

  • Gardai are investigating a break-in last night at Midwest Radio headquarters on Clare Street in Ballyhaunis.

    It's believed the incident occurred sometime between 8pm and 1am.

    Intruders gained access to the offices and removed laptops and other items.

    Access was also gained to the Outside Broadcast Unit, with some items taken including a microphone and headphones - some damage was also caused to the bus.

    A Garda forensic team are examining the scene of the incident today, and Gardai are examining CCTV footage.

    They have appealed for anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the Clare Street or Barrack Street areas of Ballyhaunis last night to contact them at Claremorris Garda Station at 094 - 93 72080.

     

     

  • A burglary took place at a petrol station in the Louisburg area overnight.

    Westport Gardai attended the scene at about 2.40am this morning and discovered extensive damage to the premises.

    A number of items were taken in the break-in.

    Gardai say no arrests have yet been made, and their investigation is ongoing.

     

     

     

  • Gardai are investigating a burglary to a car which was parked in Dooagh, Achill on Saturday night.

    It’s understood a French Couple were camping when the back windscreen of their car was smashed and one of their tyres were slashed.

    A significant amount of valuable items were taken including, two ipads, a laptop, mobile phone, sat-nav, and a suitcase containing clothes.

    Anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the Achill area on Saturday night is asked to contact Achill Gardai on 098-20830.

    Gardai are reminding the general public to ensure they have no valuable items left unattended in their cars.

  • Gardai are investigating the sudden death of a man in his 50's on a farm in Co Roscommon.

    The farmer's body was discovered yesterday and reported to Gardai, but it's not clear when he died.

    Gardai attended the scene at a farm in the Killeglan area of Taughmaconnell yesterday evening, and the man's body was removed to University Hospital Galway for a post-mortem examination.

    It's not yet clear whether he died from natural causes or as a result of a farm accident, and Gardai say the results of the post-mortem will determine the course of their investigation.

     

     

  • Gardai are investigating two burglaries in the Ballyhaunis area, which occurred over the past 36 hours.

    Two private houses were broken into, with a substantial amount of cash and jewellery taken from one of the premises.

    A house at Hazel Hill in Ballyhaunis was broken into between 6pm Tuesday evening and 3pm yesterday afternoon.

    Entry was gained by forcing a back window.

    It's not known what was taken in the break-in.

    Gardai are appealing for anyone who noticed anything suspicious to come forward.

    A house in Lecarrow was also burgled during daylight hours yesterday.

    Again a rear window was forced to gain entry, and a substantial amount of cash and jewellery was taken.

    Gardai say the break-in took place between 11.30 am yesterday morning and 5pm yesterday evening.

    Anyone with information on either incident is asked to contact Ballyhaunis Gardai at 094  9630008 or in Claremorris at 094 - 93 72080.

     

  • Gardai are investigating an act of criminal damage in Sligo after a Fine Gael TD's constituency offices were vandalised with anti-abortion graffiti.

    "Fine Gael Baby Killers" was one of the terms found sprawled on Tony McLoughlin's John Street offices this morning.

    It's after legislation to allow for abortion services in Ireland passed all stages of the Oireachtas last night.

    Gardai believe the vandalism took place overnight, while no arrests have been made.

    Deputy McLoughlin says this type of behaviour has no place in society.

  • Gardai are investigating after a 13-year old boy was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Clare Island early this morning.

    It happened at around 1am after a car hit a ditch at The Quay on the County Mayo Island.

    The stretch of road where the incident occurred was closed for examination.

    The teenager is believed to have been visiting the island to attend a funeral service.

     

  • Gardai are investigating a burglary to a house in Claremorris over the weekend.

    The house on the old Knock Road was ransacked on Saturday afternoon sometime between 2.45pm and 3.20pm.

    There was a sum of cash taken during the raid.

    Anyone with any information is asked to contact Claremorris Garda Station on 094 93 72080.