• 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.

  • A man in his 20s has been stabbed in Galway city.

    The knife attack is believed to have happened in the Eyre Square area shortly before half ten last night.

    He was taken to University Hospital Galway for treatment but his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

    A man in his 40s was arrested nearby and a knife was recovered.

  • Gardai are investigating after eggs were thrown at a shop front in Castlebar.

    The incident occurred on Friday night, and Gardai say eggs were thrown at the Atlantis Holistic store on Linenhall Street.

    While no serious damage was caused to the premises, Gardai are investigating and are asking anyone with information to contact them at Castlebar Garda Station.

  • Gardai in Castlebar are investigating after a man in his 20’s was stabbed in the town yesterday.

    The assault occurred at a house on the Thomas Street area in the town.

    The male received minor injuries and was taken to Mayo University Hospital for treatment.

    No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.

  • Gardai have confirmed they are investigating an alleged assault close to Knock Shrine, which is said to have occurred last month.

    Gardai say they have set up an incident room in Claremorris Garda Station and investigations continue.


    Superintendent Joe Doherty at Claremorris Garda Station confirmed to Midwest News this afternoon that Gardai are investigating an incident which is said to have occurred in the environs of Knock Shrine.

    The alleged assault is said to have occurred between 6-7pm on February 9th.

    Superintendent Doherty has confirmed that an incident room has been set up and CCTV footage recovered covering the immediate vicinity of the alleged assault and the surrounding area.

    A team is working to investigate the incident.

    Gardai are appealing for any witnesses who may have been in the environs of Knock Shrine on February 9th and saw any suspicious behaviour or anything relating to the incident to contact them in Knock on 094-93-88102, Claremorris Gardai where the incident room has been set up on 094-93-72080 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

  • Gardaí are investigating an assault to a man in his thirties in Ballyhaunis in the early hours of this morning.

    The incident occurred at approximately 2am, when a male, aged in his 30s, is alleged to have been assaulted by two individuals.

    Minor injuries were sustained during the incident.

    The male was attended to by Ambulance service and taken to hospital as a precaution.

    No arrests have been made and inquiries are ongoing.


  • Gardaí are investigating a robbery at a bank on Main St, Strokestown Co Roscommon.

    The incident occurred at the Bank of Ireland branch shortly before 3pm today.

    Four masked men entered the building with what's believed to be a handgun and iron bars.

    They stole an amount of cash and fled in a black Audi in the direction of Elphin Road.

    No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.

  • Gardai are investigating a break-in at Horkan’s Garden Centre in Turlough, Castlebar overnight.

    Thieves gained entry to the store by using angle-grinding equipment to smash through a side door.

    They also disabled alarm systems and stole the hard drive for the CCTV footage.

    A quantity of cash was taken during the break-in, which occurred sometime between 6pm yesterday evening and 7am this morning.

    Anyone who may have spotted anything in the vicinity of Horkan’s Garden Centre in Turlough, Castlebar, is asked to contact the Gardai in Castlebar, who are continuing to investigate the incident, on 094-90-32800.

  • Gardai are appealing for information following a break-in to a hardware shop in Castlerea overnight. 

    Michael Cooney and Sons Homevalue, Main Street in Castlerea was broken into last night or early this morning and a number of items were stolen. Gardai are asking anyone who saw anything suspicious between 8pm on Saturday evening and 5am this morning to contact them on 094-9621630. 

  • Gardai in Castlebar are investigating reports of two break-ins at Castlebar business premises this week.

    In the early hours of last Wednesday, Midwest Radio News understands that a Castlebar butchers was forcibly broken into with a number of goods taken from the store.

    A Castlebar public house was also broken into in the early hours of this morning on the same street

    It is understood a substantial amount of money was taken from the business.

  • Gardaí are investigating a death on a farm in Portumna, Co. Galway.

    A woman in her 70's died after being struck by an agricultural vehicle, yesterday afternoon.

    The elderly woman was struck by a farm vehicle shortly after 4pm on a farm near Boula, on the outskirts of Portumna town.

    Gardaí and emergency services were called to the scene and she was pronounced dead a short time later.

    The woman's body remained at the farm overnight - and the area where the incident occurred, was sealed off pending the arrival of a team from the Garda Technical Bureau.

    The State Pathologist and the local coroner have been informed.


  • Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision at Quay Road, Newport, Co. Mayo.

    Shortly after 7am on August 25th 2018 a car was discovered in the Newport River on The Quay Road in Newport. The body of a man in his 20s was recovered from the car. The body was taken to Mayo University Hospital where a post mortem examination will be carried out.

    The roadway at the scene is closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.


  • Gardaí investigating a fire that occurred at the Shannon Key West Hotel in Rooskey, Co. Roscommon last night are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

    The fire was reported to emergency services at about 8pm. The scene is preserved pending a Garda Technical Examination.

    Diversions are in place in the area and will remain in place until after the technical examination has been completed. No injuries were sustained in this incident.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Carrick on Shannon Garda Station on 071 9650510.


  • Gardai in Ballina are investigating after a fire to a disused building in the town yesterday evening.

    Four units of Mayo Fire Service attended the scene of the blaze shortly after 4pm yesterday after reports of smoke coming from an old Warehouse on Connolly Street.

    The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

    The roof of the old warehouse contained asbestos so a clean-up will necessitate the closure of the street.

    Gardai have confirmed to Midwest News this morning that the building is continuing to smoulder and Connolly Street will remain closed until the scene is cleared and deemed safe.

  • Gardaí in Westport are investigating a robbery over the weekend at the premises of Westport United.

    All of its pitch maintenance equipment – including a powerful lawnmower - and other equipment and gear was stolen at the weekend in what represents a significant loss to the club.

    The equipment was taken sometime between Friday night and this morning.

    There a was a small, open bodied, truck with a crane attached also taken from the nearby industrial estate.

    The registration number of the stolen truck is 12 MO 3679.

    Gardai at Westport are appealing for anyone who may have noticed suspicious activity over the weekend in the Golf Course Road area to contact them at 098-25555.