Gardai

  • A 50 year old man has been arrested in connection with an investigation into criminal damage and an assault at a repossessed house in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon.

    Eight security men were injured, a dog was killed and six vehicles were burnt out in the brawl at the property on the 16th December.

    The attack came after the security guards were filmed evicting a family from the house a number of days before.

    The man was arrested in Roscommon this morning and is being held at Castlerea Garda station.

    He's the 6th person to be arrested in connection with the investigation.

     

  • Gardai are questioning a man in his forties after the death of a woman in County Mayo.

    Her body was discovered yesterday morning at a house in the Westport area.

    A post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out later today.

    Garda inquiries got under way shortly after 10am yesterday morning when the body of the woman in her forties was found at a house in the Kilbree area of Westport.

    A man was arrested and taken to Castlebar Garda Station for questioning and Gardai say they are not looking for anyone else at this stage.

    The scene has been preserved overnight pending examination by the State Pathologist and the Garda Technical Bureau and the investigation is ongoing.

    An incident room has been set up at Castlebar Garda Station, and anyone who can assist with the inquiry is asked to come forward.

    The family of the deceased woman has been notified and a family liaison officer has been appointed. 

  • A man's been arrested in connection with the death of a woman on a farm in Co. Galway in April of this year.

    A woman in her mid 70s died when she was hit by a farm vehicle near Boula, outside Portumna on the afternoon of April 27th. 

    Emergency services were called to the scene but she was pronounced dead a short time later. 

    A man in his 50s was arrested in Co. Galway this morning. 

    He is being held at Loughrea Garda station where he can be questioned for up to 24 hours.

  • A man has been arrested as part of the ongoing investigation into criminal damage and assaults carried out by a gang of men at a house near Strokestown, Co Roscommon last month.

    Gardai have confirmed to Midwest News that a 54 year old man was arrested in Co Mayo this morning and is being detained at Castlerea Garda Station.

    It follows an incident at a farmhouse at Falsk, Strokestown, when a gang of people stormed the property in the early hours of Sunday 16th December and assaulted a number of security guards who were guarding the property following the eviction of a family the previous week.

    Some of the security personnel were injured in the incident, while a guard dog had to be put down and two vehicles were burnt out.

    Gardai say the man arrested in Mayo this morning in connection with their investigation is being held at Castlerea Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

     

     

  • A 54 year old man arrested yesterday as part of an investigation in an incident at Strokestown, Co. Roscommon has this morning appeared in court.

    The man was detained  in connection with an attack at a farmhouse outside Strokestown on Sunday, December 16th, following the eviction of two brothers and a sister from their county Roscommon home on December 12th last.

    The man was brought before a special sitting of Castlerea District Court this morning, where he was remanded in custody to appear at Harristown District Court on January 18th.

    A second arrest was made this morning following a search conducted in Co. Donegal. The man in his 50s was arrested under the provisions of Section 30 of the offences against the state Act, 1939. He is currently detained at Castlerea Garda Station.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • A man in his 50s who was arrested yesterday in Longford, as part of ongoing investigations into incidents that took place at Falsk, Strokestown in December has been released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

    Following a search of a house in the Killoe area of Co. Longford yesterday, a man was arrested and was detained at Castlerea Garda station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939.

    He has now been released without charge and a file is to be prepared for the DPP.

  • Gardaí  in Galway arrested and charged a man following the taking of a vehicle that occurred in the Beal Srutha area of the city on Sunday morning last at approximately 11:30am.

    The driver of the vehicle reported that while sitting in his car, after shopping, a male entered the vehicle without permission threatening him and forcing him to drive. After a short period of driving, the man demanded the driver leave the vehicle with him to buy alcohol. At this time the driver managed to flee the scene. The driver,a man aged in his 20s, received no injuries during the course of this incident.

    Following an investigation Gardaí have now charged a man aged his 20s in relation to this incident. He appeared before Galway District Court yesterday

     

  • A man died following a road collision in Ballinasloe yesterday evening.

    The fatal collision occurred at Kilclooney, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway at approximately 7pm.

    A male pedestrian in his 50s died when he was struck by a car. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body removed to University Hospital Galway. The driver of the car was uninjured.

    This stretch of road, known locally as ‘The Bog Road to Ahascragh’, is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.

    Gardai are appealing to witnesses to contact Ballinasloe Garda Station on 090 9631890, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

     

     

  • A male pedestrian has died after he was struck by a car on the main Sligo/Donegal Road in Sligo last night.

    The 53-year-old man was struck by a car in the townland of Lisalurg and was removed to Sligo University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The local coroner has been notified.

    The road remains closed and diversions are in place.

    Investigations are ongoing and Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Sligo Garda Station 071-915 7000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

     

  • A man has died at University Hospital Galway after being taken from the water in Salthill earlier today.

     

    The alarm was raised around midday when the man was taken from the water near Blackrock

     

    Emergency services quickly transported the man to UHG for treatment, but he has since passed away.

     

    Gardaí are not releasing details of the man’s identity at this point.

  • A man has died following a tragic accident in Ballindine today. It’s believed the man died after a roof he was demolishing at a farm collapsed on him. 

    The man is believed to be in his 50s.

    Gardai confirmed to Midwest News this evening that emergency services were dealing with a tragic accident in Ballindine. 

  • A man who appeared at Carrick-on-Shannon Court today in connection with three serious offences in Ballina over the weekend had his application for bail objected by investigating Gardai and he was remanded in custody to appear at Harristown District Court on Friday May 3rd at 10.30am.

    Ballina Gardai confirmed to Midwest News this evening that the man was charged with one count of authorisation and two counts of assault.

    The man made an application for bail today but that was objected by investigating Gardai and he was remanded in Custody to appear before Harristown District Court on Friday May 3rd at 10.30am.

  • A man in his 40s will appear in court this afternoon charged in connection with the death of Valerie French Kilroy in Kilbree, Westport.

    The man in his 40’s is due to appear before a special sitting of Castlebar District Court at 2pm this afternoon.

    A murder investigation was launched by Gardai following the discovery of the body of Ms French Kilroy on Friday morning.

    A post-mortem examination was completed yesterday afternoon on the body of 41-year-old Valerie French Kilroy at Mayo University Hospital yesterday by acting State Pathologist Dr Linda Mulligan.

    Details of the results of the post-mortem are not being released at this stage for operational reasons.

    The man who was arrested on Friday will appear in court at 2pm this afternoon.

     

     

  • A man was fatally injured in a single vehicle road collision this evening between Bohola and Swinford on the N5. The tragedy occurred at about 7.30pm. The road is closed to traffic as a result. Diversions are in place.

  • A man in his early 20’s has been arrested in connection with the ongoing investigation into the death of Joe Deacy.

    The 21 year old from St Albans in England, who was a regular visitor to Mayo,  died in hospital on the 13th August last year.

    He had been found with serious head injuries, outside a house in Gortnasillagh near Swinford earlier that weekend.

    The alarm was raised by a passer-by, and Joe was taken by ambulance to Mayo University Hospital and later removed to the Beaumont Hospital in Dublin where he passed away.

    Gardai arrested a man in his 20’s this morning and he is being questioned at Claremorris Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

     

  • A man in his late 30s was arrested yesterday evening in Co Meath as part of ongoing investigations into incidents at Falsk, Strokestown on Sunday 16th December 2018.

    He is currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939 at Castlerea Garda Station.

    This is the 8th person to be arrested in connection with this investigation, two are currently before the courts.

    Eight security men were injured, a dog was killed and six vehicles were burnt out in the brawl at the property on the 16th December.

    The attack came after the eviction of a family from the house a number of days before.

    The investigation is ongoing according to Gardai.

  • A man in his 40s has been charged in connection with the discovery of a drone and drugs in a car next to Castlerea prison in Co. Roscommon yesterday morning.  

    Garda found two mobiles, a smart watch, around 440 tablets and cannabis herb along with a drone which was in the process of being set up, when they stopped and search a car yesterday morning.

    The Governor of Castlerea Prison said in a statement yesterday evening that the prison works closely with Gardai, and welcomes their invention and continued support in assisting the prevention of contraband entering the prison.

    A man and a woman were arrested, the woman in her 40s has since been released without charge while the man is due to appear before Castlerea District Court on May 26th.

     

  • A man in his fifties drowned yesterday afternoon while fishing for salmon on the River Moy close to Foxford.

    His body was recovered later and brought to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar where a post mortem will be carried out today.

    Other anglers in the area were unable to save the fisherman who apparently lost his footing.

    The tragedy occurred close to Foxford Bridge.

    Gardai are withholding the name of the victim until relatives have been notified.

  • A man in his 60s has died after an alleged assault at a house in County Galway.

    Gardai were called to the home in Ballinahown, Connemara shortly after 9am, where Ambulance Service personnel were treating him.

    He was removed from the scene by Ambulance to University Hospital Galway where he later passed away.

    A man in his 70s has been arrested and is being held at Galway Garda Station.

    The scene's been sealed off and the State Pathologist has been requested - a post mortem will be carried out.

  • A man in his 70s has died following a two car collision in County Galway.

    The incident involving a jeep and car happened on the N63 at Rooaunmore, Claregalway at around 5pm on Friday.

    A post mortem is due to take place at a later date.

    No further injuries were reported.