27-year-old shot dead at halting site in West Dublin

A 27-year-old man seriously injured in a shooting incident at Bridgeview Halting Site shortly after 3pm has been pronounced dead. The man’s body remains at the site and the location has been sealed off. The State Pathologist and members of the Garda Technical Bureau have been requested to attend the scene.

A second scene has been preserved on Crag Ave where a car was located on fire shortly after the incident.

An incident room has been established at Lucan Garda Station where investigating Gardaí will conduct a case conference later this evening.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact the incident room.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Lucan Garda Station 01-6667300, Ronanstown Garda Station 01-6667700 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

RTE reported “The killing is believed to be the 14th murder in the ongoing Hutch/Kinahan feud.”

Fatal Road Traffic Collision Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Gardai in Clonakilty are investigating a single vehicle fatal collision involving a car and a pedestrian that occurred on Fernhill Road at approximately 7.15pm this evening.

A 73 year old male pedestrian was fatally injured when he was struck by a car. He was pronounced dead at the scene where his body currently remains. The driver of the car was uninjured.

This stretch of road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.

Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses who may have travelled this road between 7.00pm and 7.30pm to contact them. They are also asking that a man who assisted at the scene by providing a jacket contact them at 023 8821570, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Garda and civilian injured in Ballymun shooting

Gardaí in Ballymun are investigating a shooting incident in Ballymun on the 7th December 2017.

The incident occurred during a planned search of a house in Barnwell Drive. Two people have been injured, a Garda and male civilian, both were treated at the scene by trained Gardaí and DFB. They have taken too hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

We have no further information at this stage an update will be issued in due time.

GSOC have been notified of the incident.

Investigations are ongoing.

Fatal Stabbing Ballyfore, Edenderry

At 7.48pm on the 19th of November 2017, Gardai were called to a house on Green Road, Ballyfore, Edenderry, Co Offaly following reports of a man with serious stab wounds. Despite the efforts of the medical personnel the man in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene.

A juvenile male was arrested in relation to the incident and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Tullamore Garda Station.

The house is currently sealed off pending the arrival of the State Pathologist and the Garda Technical Bureau who will carry out a forensic examination of the area. The body of the dead a man remains at the scene.

An incident room has been set up at Tullamore Garda Station.

Missing person Sinead Pugh from Ballycullen, Dublin 24

Gardaí wish to seek the public’s help in locating Sinead Pugh, 44 who is missing from Daletree View, Ballycullen, Dublin 24.

Sinead was last seen on the 8th November 2017 at her home in Ballycullen. She is described as 5’3’’ in height, with blonde hair and green eyes. It is unknown what she was wearing when last seen.

Anyone who has seen Sinead or who can assist in locating her is asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station on 01-666000, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Missing Person Nuala Smyth

Gardaí are seeking the public’s help tracing Nuala Smyth, 61. Nuala who lives in Cong, Co.Mayo was last seen on the 30th October in Dublin City centre.

Nuala is described as 5’8”, slim build with brown/blonde shoulder length hair. When last seen she was wearing a purple/blue jacket and slacks. Nuala was driving a blue Fiat Punto registered number 06 D 42366.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Pearse Street Garda Station on 01 666 9000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

Gardaí arrest four suspected assassins in the North Inner city of Dublin

As part of an ongoing operation into the activities of Organised Crime gangs, Gardai from Special Crime Operations(SCO) assisted by the Emergency Response Unit and Armed Support Unit arrested four males(23,35,37 and 38 years) this evening the 6th November 2017 in the North Inner city of Dublin. The four males have been arrested for conspiracy to murder. Gardai also seized a firearm and silencer (subject to ballistic examination).The four males are being detained under the provisions of section 50 Criminal Justice Act 2007.

Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll, who is responsible for Special Crime Operations (SCO) within An Garda Síochána, states that that the arrests made today along with the associated seizure of a firearm represents a significant additional achievement in An Garda Síochána’s ongoing and unrelenting effort to tackle organised crime and, in particular, the total disregard for human life exhibited by the criminals involved.

The Assistant Commissioner, who recently revealed that operations undertaken by An Garda Síochána and the Garda National Organised Crime Bureau (GNOCB), supported by other specialised units within the organisation, including the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) and Armed Support Units (ARUs), in particular, has resulted in interventions in up to forty (40) circumstances where the planned assassination of targeted persons, by organised crime gangs, was involved.

Assistant Commissioner O’Driscoll said additional resources provided to Special Crime Operations (SCO) has enabled a crew of dedicated and highly skilled personnel to make significant inroads into tackling the activities of a number of major organised crime groups (OCGs), through arrests, seizure of high calibre weaponry and seizure of significant sums of money. He said “I continue to be heartened and assured by the level of absolute commitment and ‘top drawer’ professionalism and, indeed, bravery exhibited over and over again by the personnel within the Garda Síochána who are assigned to the difficult tasks associated with the operational activity involved”.

The Assistant Commissioner said An Garda Síochána will continue to target those criminals who consider themselves to be beyond the law and for this purpose are engaging in a very productive manner with other law enforcement authorities at both a national and international level. He said he is confident of continuing positive outcomes to the cooperation involved, both at home and abroad.

Missing 15-year-old Alan Ryan Clarke from Bray

Gardaí in Bray are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of Alan Ryan Clarke ,15 years (also known as AJ), missing from Bray since Saturday, 4th November 2017.

Alan was last seen on the 4th November 2017 at Newcourt Road, Bray at approximately 1pm. He is described as 5ft 7″ with dark brown hair, blue eyes and of slight build. When last seen he was wearing a grey and white tracksuit, navy jacket and black and white runners.

Gardaí and are appealing to anyone who may have seen Alan or may have any information to contact the Gardaí in Bray on 01-6665300 , the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Missing brothers both under 5 missing in Dublin

Gardaí wish to seek the public’s assistance in locating 5 year old Arnel Azad and his 2 year old brother Ayaan Azad who are missing from their home at Ballintine Place, Steamboat Quay, Dock Road, Co. Limerick.

Arnel and Ayaan were last seen on Tuesday, 31st October 2017 when they left their home in the company of their father, Selim Azad. Selim is believed to be travelling in a black Nissan Primera Registration number – 05 L 1598 with the boys. They are believed to be in Dublin.

When Arnel was last seen he was wearing blue and white pyjama bottoms and a white t-shirt. When Ayaan was last seen he was wearing a bright blue jumper with a circular pattern or crest on front and blue tracksuit bottoms.

Anyone who has seen Arnel and Ayaan or who can assist in locating them is asked to contact Henry street Garda Station on 061-212400, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Missing Person Jack Dinan possibly armed

Gardaí in Ennis are appealing to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 19-year-old Jack Dinan missing since the 31st October 2017.

Jack was last seen at his home on Considine Road, Ennis at approximately 10am. Jack is 6ft tall, slim build with black hair. He wears a tooth brace on his upper teeth. Jack may have been wearing a grey hoodie top, grey spot camouflaged jacket when he left home.

Jack’s family are urging him to contact home.

He may be in possession of a green rucksack. Jack is believed to be armed and the public are asked not to approach him, but should contact Gardaí at Ennis Garda Station on 065 6848100 or the emergency numbers 999 or 112.

An Garda Síochána are not providing a spokesperson at this stage