• 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.

  • Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision near Ballyhaunis late last night.

    Shortly before 11pm Gardaí received a report of a serious collision on the N60 Ballyhaunis to Ballinlough Road in the Coolnafarna area close to the Roscommon border.

    The collision involved a car which was travelling towards Ballinlough along the N60. One man (19) was pronounced dead at the scene and another male (21) was transferred to Mayo University Hospital by ambulance – his injuries are not believed to be serious.

    The scene was attended by Gardaí, Fire Service and Ambulance Service personnel. The road is currently closed with diversions through Cloonfad from the Ballyhaunis side and also from Ballinlough. It is expected to remain closed over the morning while a forensic collision investigation is conducted.

    The circumstances of the fatal road traffic collision are being investigated by Gardaí from Claremorris who are appealing to any persons who travelled along the N60 between 10:30pm and 11.15pm on the evening of Thursday 24th September 2020 to check for video footage (including dashcam) an make it available to them.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí in Claremorris on 0949372080 or the Garda Confidential Line 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.

  • Gardaí are investigating following the sudden death of a woman in Leitrim this morning.

    The woman, who was aged in her 30s, died shortly before 6am near Leitrim Marina.

    A post-mortem is due to take place tomorrow. The results of which, will determine the course of investigation.

  • Gardaí are to share the addresses and information of house parties with NUI Galway.

    The move is being taken following hundreds of young people gathering in the city to drink on Monday night.

    There were also a number of house parties in accommodation believed to be rented by students, according to the Irish Times.

    NUI Galway described the scenes as 'deplorable', and said students could face expulsion if they breached public health guidelines.

  • 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.

  • Gardaí have arrested two men following the discovery of a cannabis grow house containing €240,000 of suspected cannabis plants in Carrigallen Co Leitrim today.

    The discovery was made at a house in Carrigallen Co Leitrim at approximately 10am this morning by Gardaí and Detectives from the Sligo /Leitrim Division.

    Approximately 300 cannabis plants (pending analysis) were seized along with growing equipment including lights, fans and an irrigation system.

    Two men, both aged in their mid-20s, were arrested at the house and brought to Carrick on Shannon Garda Station where they are currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

    Investigations are ongoing.

  • Gardai are en route to the scene of a collision on the Castlebar side of Ballyvary, along the N5 at present.

    They are advising that as a result of the collision, traffic in the area is disrupted at present.

     Motorists are advised to approach with due caution.

  • 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.