• Westport Gardai are investigating the theft of cash and jewellery from a car yesterday afternoon.

    Between 3pm and 3.20, a car was broken into at Doolough, Louisburg - about 2km from Delphi Adventure Centre.

    A substantial amount of cash and jewellery was taken from the car.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Westport Gardai at 098 - 25555.



  • Gardai in Castlebar are appealing for information on a young woman missing since Saturday.

    29-year old Rachel Dervin, originally from Ballina, has been missing from the Castlebar area since Saturday and her family are concerned for her welfare.

    Rachel is described as about 5' 9" in height, of thin build with distinctive dyed red hair.

    She may have travelled to Dublin, and anyone who has seen Rachel on a bus or train is asked to contact Castlebar Gardai at 094 - 90 38200.



  • Gardaí in Castlebar, Co Mayo are appealing for witnesses after a woman in her 50's was assaulted on Thursday February 20th at Hopkins Road, Castlebar.

    The woman was assaulted at approximately 1.20pm, was taken to Mayo University Hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

    Gardaí in Castlebar are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time, and may have information or who may have witnessed the incident, to contact them on 094-9038200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda station.

  • Gardai in Castlebar are appealing for information after a teenager was struck by a car on the Cottage road, Breaffy last night, and sustained serious injuries.

    The 14 year old girl was walking with her dog when the incident occurred between 8.30  and 8.50pm last night.

    The vehicle did not stop. It is described as a dark coloured car.

    The girl was removed by ambulance from the scene and taken to Mayo University Hospital.

    The road is closed to traffic this morning as a garda forensic investigation of the scene is underway.

    Gardai are appealing for anyone on Cottage road, the Breaffy road, or the Belcarra road last night between 8.15pm and 8.45 pm and may have noticed anything unusual or suspicious to contact them, particularly anyone with a dash cam in their vehicle in that area last night, to contact Castlebar garda station at 094 9022222.


  • Castlebar Gardai are investigating an alleged anti-social behaviour incident at apartment blocks in the town over the weekend.

    The incident occurred at Sean Bhaile apartments in the town.

    A woman reported to Castlebar Garda Station that her balcony window was smashed shortly before 9pm on Saturday night.

    A glass bottle was thrown at the balcony window.

    Castlebar Gardai are investigating.

  • Ahead of Halloween tomorrow,  Castlebar Gardai have issued a warning about the dangers posed by illegal fireworks, and the kind of injuries that can result.

    Gardai say the problem with buying illegal fireworks is that there's no quality control, and they can ignite easily, causing catastrophic injuries.

  • Gardai in Castlebar have issued a warning in relation to hoax calls.

    A number of people in the Castlebar area have reported receiving phone calls this morning purporting to be from Revenue, and asking for bank details.

    Gardai are advising that Revenue never seek bank details over the phone, and anyone wishing to update their details can do so online.

    Gardai are advising anyone who receives such calls to hang up, and never give bank details over the phone.



  • Castlebar Gardai are again renewing their appeal for information on a hit and run which took place almost a month ago.

    A 14-year old girl who was walking her dog was struck by a car that failed to stop.

    The incident took place on Cottage Road, Breaffy between 8.25 and 8.50 pm on Monday evening 7th January.

    The teenager required hospital treatment after being struck by a dark-coloured car driven by a man with a beard.

    Almost a month on, Gardai are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them at Castlebar Garda Station at 094 - 9022222.



  • With a busy festive season in trade now in full swing, Local Business Watch in Castlebar is organising a meeting next week in an attempt to combat fraud.

    There have been a number of reported incidents of fraud reported to the gardai over recent weeks in the area.

    Garda Michael Toland of the Community Policing Unit at Castlebar Garda station says people need to be vigilant when receiving suspicious calls.

    The advice is to never give out any personal details to anyone on the phone, particularly if you do not know or recognize the caller.

    The meeting to combat fraud will take place on Tuesday next, upstairs in the Bridge Street Public House from 5pm to 6.30pm.

    Garda Toland has been speaking to Midwest News

  • Castlebar Gardai are advising people to be cautious of anyone coming to their door collecting money for charity.

    It’s reported that a man has been calling to houses today in the Ballyheane area of Castlebar, purporting to collect money for the Mayo / Roscommon Hospice Foundation.

    The Hospice says they do not carry out door-to-door collections, and Gardai are advising householders to be wary of anyone calling and looking for donations.



  • Castlebar Mitchels will hold an event this Friday evening in an effort to prevent burglaries in the area.

    The ‘Is Your Home Safe’ Event will take place in An Sportlann and will include a one hour presentation by Garda Sergeant Tony Cosgrove, the Crime Prevention Officer for Mayo.

    It gets underway at An Sportlann tomorrow evening at 8pm.

  • A number of people were taken by ambulance to Mayo University Hospital today following a six-vehicle collision near Balla.

    The N60 Castlebar to Balla was closed to traffic earlier this afternoon following the multi-vehicle collision but has since reopened.

    The collision occurred 2km from Balla on the Castlebar side at around 1.30pm.

    Emergency services attended the scene.

    A number of people were taken to hospital by ambulance but their injuries are not believed to be serious.

  • Gardai in Castlerea are investigating two burglaries in the town overnight.

    A business premises at The Square was broken into at about 1am this morning, and a sum of money was taken which was later recovered.

    A house on St Patrick Street was also broken into.

    Gardai arrested a suspect a short time later, and he's being detained at Castlerea Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

    Gardai are asking any witnesses, or anyone who noticed anything suspicious in the town centre between 1am and 3.30 this morning, to contact them at 094 - 96 21630.


  • Gardai in Castlerea are investigating two separate incidents that took place over the past week.

    On Saturday morning last, an aggravated burglary occurred at a house in the Knockroe Park area of Castlerea, shortly before 5.30am.

    A man in his 20's was seriously assaulted after confronting two men in his home.

    The man was taken to Sligo University Hospital, and Gardai in Castlerea are investigating.


    Gardai are also investigating an armed robbery that took place at a service station in Frenchpark last week.

    Two men, allegedly armed with a slash hook, entered the business premises at about 9.10 pm last Thursday night and stole a small sum of cash.

    No-one was injured in the incident, and investigations are ongoing.


    Gardai in Castlerea are asking anyone with information on either incident to contact them at 094 - 96 21630.



  • Gardai in Castlerea have renewed their appeal for witnesses, following a public order incident which occurred at the Rose Lawn area of the town on the early hours of last Sunday morning.

    The incident occurred at about 1am, during which a male Garda and two men received injuries and all three were taken to hospital for treatment.

    They have subsequently been discharged from hospital, and the incident has been referred to the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission and is being examined by them.

    Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Gardai in Castlerea at 094 - 96 21630 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.


  • A major Garda operation is being rolled out locally and nationally, to prevent the spread of Covid-19 over the upcoming May Bank Holiday weekend.

    Operation Fanacht, which was first implemented over Easter, runs again from today until next Monday, and will see thousands of checkpoints and patrols carried out by Gardaí on main routes, in town and villages, and at major tourist locations, as well as at parks and beaches.

    Chief Superintendent Tony Healy says a number of checkpoints will be in place on the main roads into Co Mayo, as well as mobile checkpoints in towns and villages, and Garda patrols at beaches and parks.


  • Gardai in Claremorris are advising the public to be on alert if anyone calls to their house purporting to be a member of the Gardai.

    It follows on from an incident in the Claremorris area this morning.

    A  Garda spokesperson says householders should be on alert for callers to their door, and if a genuine member of An Garda Siochana calls to a house, he or she will have valid identification.




  • Gardai In Claremorris are advising householders in the Claremorris and Ballindine area of a bogus door-to-door collector that was operating in the area yesterday evening.

    The male collector was wearing a “Dogs Trust” t-shirt and was supposedly collecting for the charity, but gardai say Dogs Trust does not operate door- to- door in this way.

    The public are advised to be wary of door to door collectors and always seek identification from the collector. If unsure you should not engage with the person and check with the charity directly if you wish to make a donation.

  • Gardaí are investigating an incident of theft that occurred on Wednesday in the Swinford area.

    Accessories from an Electronic road sign located at the roadside on the Main N5 , between Swinford and Charlestown, Mullenmadogue, Co Mayo, were allegedly stolen during the incident.

    Gardaí are asking road-users with dash cams, travelling on this road between 9am and 5pm on Wednesday, who may have noticed suspicious activity, to contact Claremorris Garda Station on 094-9372080 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800-600-111.

  • Gardai in Claremorris are again appealing this morning for witnesses to a road collision on the N17, near Ballindine on Friday evening last.

    Seven people were taken to hospital after the two car collision occurred at about 5.45pm.

    A local woman was driving from Ballindine to Claremorris  and had her two year old daughter in the car, a second car carrying five people, all foreign nationals, was travelling in the direction of Ballindine when the vehicles collided head –on.

    All seven people were taken from the scene to the hospital,

    The mother and daughter sustained what have been described as serious injuries, while the driver of the second car and a passenger  suffered broken bones. The occupants of the second car were all students in their 20s.

    Gardai in Claremorris are keen to speak to anyone who travelled on the N17, between 5.30 and 6pm on Friday evening last, or anyone who may have witnessed the collision. Claremorris gardai can be contacted at 094 9372080