Gardai

  • Two people have died and three others have been seriously injured following a crash in Donegal.

     
    It happened in Bundoran in the early hours of this morning.


    The single vehicle collision happened at Eastend in Bundoran at 3:25am.

     

    A man and a woman both in their 20s were killed when the car they were passengers in hit a wall.

     

    Another woman in her mid 20s is in critical condition and another two men, also in their 20s, have been seriously injured.

     

    They've all been taken to Sligo General Hospital. 

     

    The road is currently closed to allow for a Garda investigation of the scene, with local diversions in place.

     

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Ballyshannon Garda Station or any Garda Station

  • Two people are being questioned as part of an investigation into an assault in Galway.

    A man in his 40's was attacked at around 3 am this morning in Riverside, Woodquay.

    He was taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries.

    Gardai say two youths were arrested in relation to the incident.

  • Two pedestrians have been taken to University Hospital Galway following a collision on the Dyke Road this morning.

    The single vehicle incident happened near the carpark at the Black Box Theatre at around half past eight.

    Two pedestrians were subsequently taken to University Hospital Galway – and it’s understood both suffered serious injuries.

    The road was closed for some time to allow Garda investigators to conduct a technical examination of the scene.

    Gardaí have since confirmed to Midwest News that the road has fully reopened.

  • Two people were taken to Mayo University hospital last night following a two vehicle collision outside Castlebar.

    The collision between a Citroen car and a tractor happened at 7.15pm yesterday evening.

    The driver of the car has sustained serious injuries from the accident and remains in hospital while the man driving the tractor has less serious injuries and has since been discharged.

    The N60 between Castlebar and Manulla was closed both ways overnight and for a time this morning on the Claremorris side of Breaffy Village, but has since fully reopened to traffic.

  • There were two significant drug seizures by Gardai in Mayo over the weekend.

    The Mayo Divisional Drugs Unit supported by local Gardai carried out a planned operation and located a growhouse in the Charlestown area on Saturday.

    Cannabis plants at various stages of growth located with an estimated street value in excess of €250,000. One man was arrested and brought to Castlebar Garda Station.

    He will appear at Galway District court this morning on a charge related to the discovery.

     The man is not from the area originally.

    On Saturday night members of the Mayo Divisional Drugs Unit located what is believed to be cocaine following a planned operation in the greater Castlebar area, with a street value of approximately €15,000.

    One person, a male, was arrested. 

    He was released without charge. A file is being sent to the DPP.

     

  • Gardai in Athlone have confirmed that two teenage girls, missing since last week, have now been found safe and well.

    An appeal was launched on Monday for information on the whereabouts of 15-year old Janelle Quinn and Hannah Hughes, who had been missing since last Wednesday.

    Yesterday, Gardai confirmed Janelle had been located, and this morning, it's been confirmed that Hannah has also been found safe and well.

     

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    An Irish citizen, with connections to county Roscommon, has been questioned by gardai as part of an international investigation into a major Covid 19 fraud operation.

    An inquiry was launched after a fake order was placed for millions of masks destined for Germany.

    German officials contracted a German based company to purchase 10 million face masks worth around 15 million euro to help in the fight against Covid 19.

    This German based company was put in contact with a Dutch one through an Irish intermediary to place an order for 11 million masks worth up to 7.7 million euro.

    However this order was made through a fraudulent entity who had cloned the website and email address of the legitimate Dutch company.

    A one and a half million euro down payment was made for the delivery of the first million masks to an Irish bank account based in Roscommon.

    In late March, reps from the German and Irish companies met in Amsterdam to inspect and oversee the handover of the shipment - but it never materialised.

    An investigation was launched and 1.5 million euro has since been frozen in an Irish Bank Account.

    With assistance from Gardai in Roscommon, on Friday last, the Irish man was interviewed relating to the suspected laundering of €1.5 million.

    Documents and electronic devices were obtained and are currently being forensically examined and
    investigations are ongoing.

     

     

  • If anyone has any suspicion of illegal drug dealing in Westport, they are welcome to pass it on to local Independent councillor Christy Hyland and he will gladly pass it on to the Gardai.

    The councillor says often families panic when they discover that a loved one is taking illegal substances, but he says it’s better to contact agencies like the Western Drug and Alcohol Task Force, contact the Gardai, or a local councillor and they will pass the information on to the gardai

    At a recent County Joint Policing Committee in Westport, the Chief Superintendent Pat Diskin urged anyone with any information on drug dealing or grow houses to contact the gardai and said after that, the gardai will investigate and do their own research.

    Cllr Hyland raised concerns that on two separate occasions last year, a judge at a sitting of Westport Court, commented on the volume of drug cases in the area being brought before the courts.

  • A woman has died after a house fire in County Galway.

    The alarm was raised at around 7 o'clock last night.

    Gardaí and Fire Services attended at the scene at Tullyvoheen in Clifden yesterday evening.

    They were called to the house at around 7 o'clock, and brought the blaze under control a short time later.

    The sole victim of the fire was a woman believed to be in her late 40s.

    Her body was located inside the house, and the scene is currently preserved for examination.

    Gardaí say foul play is not suspected at this time.

  • A woman has been taken to hospital after her car overturned in icy conditions this morning in Ballina.

    The incident happened on Church road in the town just after 9am.

    Emergency services attended the scene and the woman was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

  • A woman was taken to Mayo University Hospital  this evening following a two vehicle collision close to Mulranny.

    The collision between a car and a van occurred shortly before 4pm on the Mulranny to Ballycroy road at Bellacrogher bridge.

    Emergency services attended the scene.

    The road was closed for a time but has since reopened.

  • A woman who died following a fatal collision in Co Galway on Friday night has been named.

    Anne Hickey from Lissadyra, Tuam died after she was struck by a 4x4 on the M18 motorway on Friday night shortly after 9pm.

    Ms Hickey was nee Griffin and formerly of Ballindine.

    Her remains will repose at Carey’s Funeral Home, Ballindine on Monday evening from 6.30-8pm.

    She will be laid to rest in the new cemetery Ballindine on Tuesday following 12 noon Funeral Mass.

    Gardaí investigating the incident are appealing for witnesses to contact Gort Garda Station 091-636400 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

     

  • The woman who died following a road collision outside Castlebar yesterday morning has been named.

    Martha King, Carnalurgan, Westport who was in her mid-60s died following the two car collision at Ballymacragh at around 8.30am yesterday morning.

    Ms King was removed from the scene following the collision and pronounced dead a short time later at Mayo University Hospital.

    It is understood she was travelling to work when the collision occurred.

    Ms King’s remains will repose at McGing’s Funeral Home, Westport on Saturday evening from 6-7.30pm.

    She will be laid to rest on Sunday afternoon in Aughavale Cemetery, following 12 noon Funeral Mass in St Mary’s Church Westport.

     

  • A woman who was missing in Achill since yesterday morning has been found safe and well.

    24-year-old Susanna O’Malley was last seen in the Achill Sound area at around 6am yesterday morning.

    Gardai confirmed to Midwest News this morning that she has been found safe and well and thanked the public for their assistance.

  • A young man was rescued from the river Corrib by members of the emergency services in Galway in the early hours of this morning following a major rescue operation involving the Galway RNLI Lifeboat, Galway Fire Brigade, Galway Gardai, the HSE and the Irish Coastguard.

    The young man got into difficulty in a canal beside the river at about 3.30am.

    The Gardai and Galway Fire Brigade arrived on the scene and during the rescue operation both the fire personnel and the casualty ended up going down the canal and entering the fast flowing river Corrib.

    They made their way down to the Spanish Arch under O’Brien’s Bridge and Wolfe Tone Bridge, where the lifeboat was on standby and recovered the casualty.

    The lifeboat ferried the young man back to the station where three ambulances were waiting. He was administered first aid and transported to Galway University Hospital.

    Mike Swan, Galway RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, says: “It was a lengthy and difficult rescue and all services should be commended for their quick response and help in rescuing this young man and bringing him to safety. It was a great result.”

    “We would encourage all members of the public to respect the water at all times regardless of their activity. Be wary of all edges around the sea and watersides. Slips and falls happen in all locations.”