• A 13-year-old boy who had been missing in the Carrowmore-Lacken area since Friday has been found safe and well.

    Jake Bagnell went missing at around 9.30am on Friday morning.

    Gardai confirmed to Midwest News this morning that Jake has been found safe and well.

    They thanked the hundreds of local volunteers who have helped in the search since Friday and say without their assistance they may not have located Jake so quickly.

  • A 15 year old teenager reported missing in Castlebar since the weekend was located safe and well yesterday evening.

    The gardai have thanked the public for their assistance.

  • The family of an Achill native who went missing in Holland are reported to have hired a Dutch crime investigator to help them solve the mystery of his disappearance according to the Irish Sun.

    James Patrick Grealis went missing from Breda in Holland in October 2008 after leaving a guesthouse in Breda to look for work.

    His family do not believe the 24-year-old carpenter left the country deliberately or broke off contact deliberately.

    James Patrick had been living and working in Holland since April 2007, however on October 17th of 2008 he was laid off from his job in Eindhoven and travelled to Breda to look for work.

    He knew the town well, as he had previously lived and worked there. But on October 23rd of that year he checked out of a hostel in Breda and has not been seen since.

    JP’s sister Helen told the Irish Sun that they have never given up the hope they will find him.

    The Grealis family said that they had been given little help from the Dutch police.

    Anyone with any information can contact the Facebook page set up to try and find JP.


  • Gardai again appeal for information on the disappearance of Sandra Collins of Killala who went missing 18years ago today, the 4th December 2000.

    On this day, 18 years ago, Sandra was reported missing in the Killala town area.

    Garda Superintendent Joe Doherty, the District Officer leading the investigation is today appealing to any person or persons who may be in a position to provide any information , no matter how small, in connection with Sandra’s disappearance to now come forward and make contact with the investigation team based in Ballina or with local gardai based in Killala or any member of the garda siochana.

    The contact number at Ballina garda station is 096 20560, or the garda confidential line at 1800 666 111.

    Superintendent Doherty told Midwest News this morning that this is very much an ongoing investigation and he is appealing to anyone with any information to make contact with the gardai and assist them in bringing the matter to a conclusion for the sake of Sandra’s family.


  • Gardai are appealing for help in finding a missing 30 year-old woman from Sligo.

    Natalia Karaczyn hasn't been seen at her home in Crozon Park since early yesterday morning.

    She's 5 foot 8" in height, of slim build with green eyes and has medium length straight blond hair.

    She was wearing a black lace body suit, black leather trousers, a black jacket and black sandals with an open toe.

    Gardaí in Sligo are also looking for information about the movements of a beige Peugeot 308 estate car, with the partial reg 09 DL.

  • Gardai in Ballina are continuing to appeal for public assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 22-year-old Margaret Lawrence.

    Margaret was last seen on Thursday morning last, the 11th of October, in Ballina.

    She is described as being approximately 5’ 3’’ tall, of thin build and with black shoulder length hair. When last seen she was wearing a grey tracksuit top and black boots.

    Anyone who has seen Margaret or who can assist in locating her is asked to contact Ballina Garda Station on 096 20560 or any Garda Station.




    The Ballina woman who had been missing since last Thursday was located safe and well yesterday.

     Gardaí in Ballina have thanked the public for their assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 22-year-old Margaret Lawrence.


  • Tuam gardai have confirmed to Midwest News this morning that the 45 year old Tuam man that had been missing since he left work on Saturday night last has been located safe and well.

    The gardai have thanked the public for their assistance.