• 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.

  • A man has died after a single vehicle collision in Boyle this morning.

    The driver of the car, who was in his 80’s, died when the car he was driving left the road at Old Carrick Road, Boyle at around 10am. He was the sole occupant of the car.

    His body has been removed to Roscommon University Hospital where a post mortem will take place.

    The road is currently closed to facilitate a Garda Forensic investigation and local diversions are in place.

    Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Castlerea Garda Station on 094 - 9621630, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.


  • A man in his 80s has died after a hit and run in Roscommon.

    It happened at around 11 o'clock last night.

    The incident happened in Keadue, Co. Roscommon when a pedestrian was hit by a car.

    The man - who was in his 80s - was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The driver - a 20 year old man - failed to remain at the scene and later presented himself at Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station.

    A full forensic and technical examination is being carried out this morning and diversions are in place.

    Gardaí are asking for anyone who may have seen the incident to come forward.

  • Gardai have arrested a man in his fifties over a number of thefts in the Bonniconlon area.

    Gardai confirmed to Midwest news this morning that the alleged offences relate to the stealing of turf, tools and other items from sheds.

    The man was charged at Ballina Garda Station and will appear before a sitting of the local district court in the coming weeks.

  • Gardai are appealing for information on a man in his late 80’s missing from the Ballycastle Carrowmore/Lacken area.


    The man was reported missing since the early hours of this morning from his residence at Lissadrone, Ballycastle.


    The man is described as 5 foot 9 in height, white hair, and has a distinctive white moustache.


    He is possibly wearing a dark green jumper, very light brown cords and speaks with a Yorkshire accent.


    Gardai say the man would present as being in a state of confusion.


    Anyone with information is asked to contact Ballina Gardai on 096-20560




    A man in his 40’s was airlifted to Mayo University Hospital after the van he was driving collided with a car near Belmullet.

    The man is described as being in a serious condition.

    The occupants of the car included three females and a baby.

    They were also taken to hospital and sustained non-life threatening injuries.

    The collision on the R313 at Muinhin Bridge, which is between Bangor and Belmullet occurred at 3.15pm.

    The road will remain closed overnight for a forensic examination to take place.

    Diversions are in place.


  • A man is in a serious condition in hospital following a road traffic collision near Oranmore yesterday evening.

    The collision between a car and a motorbike happened on the R446 between Oranmore and Craughwell just after 5pm yesterday.

    Emergency services attended the scene and the man was rushed to hospital where he is said to be in a serious condition.

    The R446 Oranmore to Loughrea road remains closed to traffic this morning.

    Traffic between Oranmore and Craughwell will be diverted via Clarinbridge.

  • An investigation is underway after a man suffered head and neck injuries after he was stabbed in Sligo last night.

    The incident happened on the Strandhill Road area at around twenty five past eight.

    The victim, whose injuries are not believed to be life threatening, was  brought to Sligo Regional Hospital.

    One man has been arrested and is being detained at Ballymote Garda Station.


  • Gardai say their investigations are continuing into a multi-million euro VAT Carousel Fraud.

    A man in his 50's was arrested as part of the investigation earlier this week, and was questioned at Castlerea Garda Station under section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act.

    Castlerea Gardai have confirmed to Midwest News that the man was released without charge yesterday evening, and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

    A woman in her 40's had previously been arrested in Co Louth in May in connection with the investigation, and was subsequently released without charge.

    The investigation has been ongoing since 2017, and it's claimed the fraud involves the movement, purchase and sale of goods between different companies in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland for a number of years.

    Gardai say this type of fraud involves supplier companies, VAT-registered entities, customer companies and transport companies.

    The ongoing investigation involves Gardai, the Criminal Assets Bureau, PSNI, National Crime Agency and Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs Agency.


  • A man has been charged in connection with the discovery of a suspected cannabis growhouse in Ballina.

    The accused was remanded in custody to appear before Harristown District Court next Friday.

    The man, who is in his 30s, was arrested yesterday following a search operation which resulted in the seizure of cannabis plants valued at €265,000 at a house in Attymass.

    Gardaí seized approximately €333,000 worth of drugs as part of an operation targeting the sale and supply of drugs in the Mayo Garda Division.

  • Gardai in Ballina arrested a man last night who was found to be in possession of a significant amount of controlled drugs.

    The man was driving a car which failed to stop on the outskirts of Ballina.

    Gardai pursued the car for a short distance and arrested the driver who was in his mid-20’s .

    He appeared before Castlebar District Court this morning on road traffic offences, and was remanded in custody to appear again at Harristown District Court in Castlerea on Friday.

    He was refused bail.

    The drugs seized in the incident have been sent for analysis.


  • A man has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of a Co Galway pensioner.

    54-year-old Michael Scott from Goranumera in Portumna has been charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy from Portumna on April 27th last year.

    The 75-year-old lived along at Boula in Portumna and was found dead at her farm on April 27th 2018.

    Mr Scott appeared before a special sitting of Loughrea District Court yesterday evening where Detective Sergeant Paul Duane gave evidence of arrest.

    Detective Sergeant Duane told Judge Gerard Furlong that in reply to the charge Mr Scott said ‘I did not murder Chrissie Treacy. A genuine accident.’

    Mr Scott did not speak during the four minute hearing.

    Judge Furlong remanded Mr Scott in custody to appear before Loughrea District Court next Wednesday.


  • A man, who was reported missing from the Tuam area of Co Galway yesterday, has since been located.

    Gardai issued an appeal last evening, seeking information on the whereabouts of 61-year old Thomas Kelly, who had been missing from his home in Tuam since 9am yesterday morning.

    His family were concerned for his safety.

    Tuam Gardai have confirmed this morning that Mr Kelly has since been located safe and well.



  • A man was taken to hospital after being knocked down in Ballaghaderreen on Saturday night.

    The pedestrian was struck by a car in Pound Street at 9pm.

    The local man, who is aged in his late sixties, was brought to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar for treatment, but his injuries were not life-threatening.

    Gardaí are treating the incident as a minor accident.

  • A Man was taken to Sligo University Hospital yesterday evening after he was involved in a two vehicle collision outside Ballaghaderreen.

    The crash occurred between two cars at Tallaghan, between the Bishop’s Palace and Edmondstown Cross, on the Ballaghaderreen to Gurteen Road.

    Its believed the man’s injuries are not life threatening.

  • A man has been taken to hospital after a crash in Co Roscommon last night.

    Two vehicles collided on the N5 between Frenchpark and Ballinagare and the road was closed for some time but has since reopened to traffic.