Gardai

  • Gardai in Mayo are investigating a single vehicle collision which occurred on Clare Island last night.

    One man died after his car collided with a ditch.

    The male teenager died when the car he was driving collided with a ditch at The Quay, Clare Island at approximately 1am this morning.

    He was pronounced dead at the scene, however his age has not been released yet.

    Gardaí at Louisburgh are investigating the single vehicle crash.

    The road has been closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic experts.

    Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information to contact Westport Gardai on 098-50230 or any Garda Station.

    Is comes as the RSA has issued a warning to road users on this August Bank Holiday weekend.

    The organisation says Sunday's are one of the most dangerous days of the week on Irish roads.

    They are asking people to slow down and keep within the speed limit at all times

     

  • A man’s body was taken from the lake in Loughglynn yesterday afternoon.

    It is believed the discovery of the man’s body was linked to a search for a man in his fifties who had been reported missing earlier this week.

    Meanwhile in a separate incident, a woman’s body was discovered in a house close to Carrowbehy yesterday.

    It is believed the woman may have been dead for some time.

    Gardai are not treating the deaths as suspicious.

     

  • A man's been arrested after drugs worth 135 thousand euro were discovered in Co. Leitrim on Tuesday night.

    The cannabis resin was found after Gardai stopped a car in Carrick-on-Shannon as part of an ongoing investigation into drug dealing in the Sligo/Leitrim areas.

    The 50 year old driver of the car was arrested and taken to Carrick-on-Shannon Garda station for questioning.

    In a follow up search at a house in Manorhamilton, a large amount of cash, and more of the drug were found.

  • Gardaí in Galway arrested a man and seized more than €31,000 in cash, and suspected cocaine from a house in Galway city yesterday.

    At 10pm last night gardaí attached to the Divisional Drugs Unit searched a house under warrant at Ballybane in the city, where they seized €12,250 worth of cocaine (pending analysis).

    Approximately €19,000 worth of cash in Euro and Sterling currency and two designer watches worth €7,000 were also seized.

    One man, aged in his early 30s, was arrested at the scene. He was detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act at the North Western Regional Headquarters in Murrough.

    He has since been released without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

  •  

    A man in his 20's has been arrested in connection with burglaries at two Mayo churches yesterday.

    Shortly before 5.30pm yesterday evening, Gardai in Castlebar received a report of a burglary taking place at a church in Islandeady.

    Gardai responded and conducted a search, and property and cash believed to be stolen from the Church were recovered.

    A man in his mid-20's was arrested and detained at Westport Garda Station.

    During the course of the Garda investigation, the suspect was linked to another theft from a church in Breaffy, Castlebar earlier yesterday.

    He was charged in relation to the two incidents and is due to appear before Castlebar District Court next Wednesday.

  •  A man was arrested following a drugs seizure in Ballina last night.

    The Crime Task Force in Ballina carried out a planned search of a house in the Quay area of the town, and seized a quantity of cannabis.

    One male was arrested on suspicion of sale and supply, and was detained at Ballina Garda Station.

    He’s since been released, and a file is being prepared for the DPP.

  • Gardai are investigating a stabbing incident in Swinford last night.

    At approx 11.30pm Gardai were notified that a man had been observed at Main Street, Swinford, with an apparent stab wound.

    Gardai attended the scene and provided assistance to the injured man, who is aged 30 years. The man was removed to Mayo University Hospital by ambulance services.

    Follow up enquiries led to the identification of the crime scene which was secured and preserved for technical examination.

    A 34 year old man was arrested at the crime scene on suspicion of assault causing harm. He is currently detained at Castlebar Garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

    The injured male remains at Mayo University Hospital and is described as being in a stable condition.

    An incident room has been established and enquiries are continuing.

    Gardai are appealing to members of the public with any information in relation to this incident to contact Claremorris Garda Station on 094 937 2080 the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

     

  • Gardai arrested a man in his forties in Castlebar on Saturday after an attempted robbery to a convenience store in the town.

    The incident at Mulroy's, on the Moneen roundabout which occurred at 1pm, involved a male shop worker being threatened with a knife when he pursued a man who fled the scene without paying for some items.

    Gardai and members of the armed support unit went to a house in the town where they were confronted by the man carrying two knives in a threatening manner.

    Eventually the man was disarmed and arrested.

    A file is being prepared for the DPP.

  • A male was arrested last Thursday in connection with an alleged sexual assault on a female in Knock on February 9th.

    The male was detained at Claremorris Garda Station under provision of section 4.

    He was later released and a file is being prepared for the DPP.

  • A man in his 50s has been released without charge after being arrested in connection with an incident in Strokestown, County Roscommon.

    A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

    He was the seventh person to be arrested by gardai investigating an attack at a repossessed home at Falsk in mid-December.

    Eight security men were injured, a dog was killed and six vehicles were burnt out in the incident.

  • A man who was arrested in connection with a break-in to Kelly’s Kitchen in Newport earlier this month has been remanded in custody after appearing in court today.

    Westport Gardai arrested a man in his thirties in Tuam yesterday and he was detained, questioned and later charged in connection with the incident which occurred in the early hours of Sunday October 7th.

    The man appeared before Ballina court this morning, where he was refused bail and remanded in custody to appear before Harristown District Court on Friday.

  • 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.