€37 Million worth of cannabis seized in Dublin

As part of ongoing joint investigations targeting Organised Crime Groups operating in this jurisdiction, a joint intelligence led Operation was conducted by Revenue’s Customs Service and the Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau supported by officers from the Dublin Metropolitan Region.

This investigation resulted in the identification and interception of a consignment which arrived into Dublin. A subsequent search today the 20th January 2017, has resulted in the seizure of 1,873 kg cannabis. The controlled drugs seized have an estimated street value of €37.5 million. Joint Investigations by Revenue and An Garda Síochána are continuing both domestically and internationally with regard to this significant seizure of controlled drugs destined for the Irish Market.

4 month old death woman arrested

Gardaí are investigating the sudden and unexplained death of a 4-month-old baby boy following an incident at a residence in Bohola, Co. Mayo on the 28th of December 2016.

The baby was taken by Ambulance to Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar and later removed to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin where he was pronounced dead on the 1st January 2017.

A post-mortem examination has been carried out by the State Pathologist and a preliminary report has been forwarded to investigating Gardaí. Details of the report are not being released for operational reasons.

A woman aged in her 20s was arrested yesterday (11/1/2017) as part of the investigation. She is currently detained at Claremorris Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The investigation is ongoing.

Alva O’Leary 14 last seen in Rathmines

Gardaí in Rathmines are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of Alva O’Leary, 14 years old who is missing from her home since the 9th January 2017.

Alva was last seen at approximately 9.15pm on the 9th January in the Orwell area of Rathmines Dublin 6. Alva is 5’3’’in height, slim and has long blonde hair. She was wearing a red jacket, dark jeans/leggings and Adidas white runners when she was last seen

Gardaí and Alva’s family are very concerned for her and asking anyone who has seen her or who can assist in locating her to contact Rathmines Garda Station on 01 666700, the Garda Confidential Line on 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Sexual assault on 18-year-old Blanchardstown

A man in his 20s has been arrested by Gardaí from Blanchardstown investigating an alleged sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman in the Littlepace area of Dublin 15 in the early hours of the 18th of December.

It is understood the incident occurred at approximately 4am shortly after the woman had alighted from a Nitelink bus on Littlepace Road. While walking home she was approached, threatened and assaulted by a lone male. The woman managed to fend off her attacker and raise the alarm by flagging down a passing Taxi before alerting Gardaí. Her phone was also taken during the incident.

A man was arrested in the west Dublin area yesterday (5/1/2017) by investigating Gardaí and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Blanchardstown Garda Station.

Update 22:00 2016/01/06:

The man in his 20’s who had been arrested by Gardaí in Blanchardstown investigating an alleged sexual assault of an 18 year old woman in the Littlepace area of Dublin 15 is scheduled to appear before Criminal Court of Justice Number 2, tomorrow morning Saturday 7th January, 2017 at 1030a.m. charged in connection with the incident.

Susanne Krauss missing person

Gardaí at Portlaoise are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of Susanne Krauss who is missing from the Dublin Road area of the town. Susanne, who is in her early 50s, has been missing since 3rd January, 2017.

Susanne is described as 5’9″ in height, slim build, dark hair and a pale complexion, and when last seen she was wearing a purple top, blue jeans and carrying a blue handbag. Susanne is a German national.

Gardaí are concerned for Susanne and asking anyone who has seen her or who can assist in locating her to contact Portlaoise Garda Station on 057 – 8674100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Teenager stabbed and killed in Jobstown

Gardai at Tallaght are investigating a fatal stabbing which occurred at Kilclare Crescent, Jobstown, this afternoon Thursday 5th January, 2017 at approximately 3p.m.

The male youth in his teen’s was removed to Tallaght Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The scene is currently preserved for a technical examination. The Garda Technical Bureau is scheduled to attend the scene later.

No arrests have been made at this time, investigations are ongoing.

Gardai wish to appeal to witnesses who may have been in the Kilclare area this afternoon between 2.45p.m and 3.30p.m. to contact them at Tallaght Garda Station on 01 666 6000, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Garda car rammed Co. Meath

On the 15th September 2016 as part of Operation Thor, Gardaí from Trim Garda station were on patrol in the Kiltale area of Co Meath. At approximately 11.30am they observed a target vehicle, a silver VW Golf with four males in the forecourt of a service station in Kiltale. As the members drove into the forecourt the suspect car reversed into a civilian car and injured a female. The suspect car then rammed the Garda car and fled the scene. Two of the suspects fled the scene on foot but were followed by both Gardaí. One suspect (18 years) was arrested on suspicion of burglary an is being detained at Trim Garda station under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended.


The injured female and two Gardaí were taken to Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown for treatment.

The silver golf was found a short time later in a field approximately one mile from Mullagh Cross on the Summerhill to Dunboyne Road. Local Gardaí are been assisted by the Air Support Unit in a search of the area.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses who may have seen this car a silver VW Golf in and around the Kiltale area or may have seen it being abandoned at Mullagh Cross to contact them at Trim on 046 9481540, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Man stabbed during burglary in Co Cork

Gardaí are investigating an aggravated burglary which occurred at Pauds Cross, Blarney, Co Cork on the 12th Septemeber 2016 at approximately 21:05.
A lone male entered the house and was confronted by the owner (man early 60s). A struggle ensued in which the injured party received a number of puncture wounds. The suspect fled the scene and the injured party was taken to Cork University Hospital and has since been released.

Gardaí were alerted and after an immediate and extensive search, a man in his early 30s and a woman is her mid 20s were arrested and brought to Gurranabraher and Mayfield Garda Stations and are being detained under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984, as amended.

The scene remains persevered for a technical examination and the investigation is ongoing. Gardaí are appealing for witness to contact Gurranabraher Garda Station at 021-4946207, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

13-year-old Daud Hassan missing in Dublin

Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 13 year old Daud Hassan missing from Dublin since the 12th September 2016.

Daud was last seen close to the GPO, Lower O Connell St at approximately 11.35am today. Daud is of Somalian background and is described as being 5ft 5inches, of medium build with black hair and brown hair. He was wearing a full length white tunic, blue jeans and a red sash around his shoulder. Daud does not speak any English.

Daud’s family and Gardaí are concerned for his welfare and anyone with information is asked to contact Store St Garda Station on 01 6668000, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

Garda National Property Recovered Day

In an effort to reunite property recovered by An Garda Síochána with owners and to provide support to victims of crime, a Garda National Property Recovered Day will take place on Thursday 22nd September 2016.

While most property recovered by An Garda Síochána is immediately returned to its owners, particularly in the recovery of property stolen in the course of theft and burglaries, there are cases where An Garda Síochána is unable to identify the owner and the property remains in Garda custody.

Members of the public are invited to attend selected Garda stations, in each Garda Division, where photographs of property in Garda custody can be viewed. In addition the public will be able to avail of the services of Crime Prevention Officers and Victims Services at selected stations.

Property will also be available to view on line via the Garda website www.garda.ie