Body of man found in Tallaght

Gardai in Tallaght are investigating all the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body of a male in his 40’s at a house in Ellensborough Lodge, Tallaght at approximately 4.30am this morning.
The scene has been preserved for a technical examination. The office of the State Pathologist has been notified.
A Post Mortem is scheduled to take place this afternoon in Tallaght Hospital and the results will determine the course of the investigation.

Missing 15-year-old girl Klaudia Sadowska

Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 15 year old Klaudia Sadowska, missing from her home in Lissadyra, Tuam, Galway since Friday evening 6th May, 2016.

Klaudia was last seen when she left her home at about 7p.m. Friday 6th May, 2016. Klaudia is described as being 5 ft 3′ in height, slim build, long brown hair and a fair complexion, blue eyes and an Irish accent. It is not known what she was wearing when she left home.

Gardaí are concerned for Klaudia’s welfare and anyone with information are asked to contact Tuam Garda Station on 093-24202, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

Missing teen Paul Long from Ballyfermot

Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 17 year old Paul Long, missing from his home on Colepark Road, Ballyfermot since Sunday evening 1st May, 2016.

Paul was last seen when he left his home on Sunday evening at about 7p.m. 1st May, 2016. Paul is described as being 6ft 1′ in height, medium build, blue eyes and blonde hair cut short. When last seen he was wearing a black north face jacket with black track suit bottoms and yellow adiddas runners.

Gardaí are concerned for Paul’s welfare and anyone with information are asked to contact Ballyfermot Garda Station on 01 – 6667200, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

Man in Killarney pronounced dead after being found in serious condition

A man, 32 years, discovered at an apartment complex on Upper High Street, Killarney, County Kerry on Sunday 6th of March 2016 with serious injuries, was pronounced dead at Cork University Hospital this afternoon, Thursday 10th March 2016.

Gardaí also discovered the body of an 11-month-old baby boy after being called to an incident at the apartment complex on the 6th March 2016. The baby was treated at the scene by emergency services personnel but pronounced dead a short time later. The Assistant State Pathologist, Dr. Bolster, carried out a preliminary examination at the scene.

An incident room has been established at Killarney Garda Station and a Garda Family Liaison Officer has been appointed in the case. Members from the Garda Technical Bureau examined the scene.

Investigating Gardaí continue to appeal for witnesses. They are particularly appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity of Park Place Apartments between 1pm and 6pm yesterday evening (6/3/2016) to contact them. Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station 064-6671160, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Man arrested after Castleknock Robbery

Gardai at Blanchardstown have arrested a man in his 40’s following a robbery at a pharmacy at Castleknock on 9th March 2016.

At approximately 7.25pm an off duty member of An Garda Siochana observed a male acting suspiciously in the vicinity of a Pharmacy at Castleknock Shopping centre.

He then contacted Gardai at Blanchardstown. He observed this man enter a Pharmacy. The man threatened staff and demanded money and assaulted a customer. The off duty Garda entered the pharmacy, identified himself as a member of An Garda Siochana, and the man was arrested, with assistance from two uniformed Gardai from Blanchardstown who had arrived at the scene.

The male was taken to Blanchardstown Garda station where he was detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

He was charged this morning and has been brought to Blanchardstown District Court for 10.30am sitting this morning the 10th March 2016.

No one was seriously injured in the incident.

Fatal motorcycle crash The Heath, Co. Laois

Gardaí in Portlaoise, Co Laois are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred at The Heath, Co. Laois on the 9th of March 2016.

At approximately 7.20pm a motor cyclist(late 20’s) was seriously injured when his motor cycle was in a collision with a car on the old Portlaoise to Ballybrittas Rd(R419) at The Heath. He was taken to Portlaoise hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The driver of the car, a female(75yrs) was also taken to Portlaoise hospital with non life threatening injuries.

The road is closed to facilitate a Forensic collision examination and local diversions are in place, the road is expected to remain closed until tomorrow afternoon the 10th March 2016.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact Portlaoise Garda station on 057 8674100, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Missing person Daniel Gerrard

Gardaí wish to seek the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of Daniel Gerrard (23 yrs) who is missing from Bridgewater, Co Tipperary.

Daniel was last seen on the the 7th March 2016 in the Bridgewater House area of Clonmel at approximately 5:50 am. He is described as being 6 ft tall, lean build, short brown hair and brown eyes. When last seen he was wearing a blue hooded top, grey tracksuit bottoms and grey runners.

Anyone who has seen Daniel or who can assist in locating him is asked to contact Clonmel Garda Station on 052-6177640, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

24 year old dies on Aer Lingus flight

RTE News tonight reported that a 24-year-old male has died aboard an Aer Lingus flight travelling from Lisbon to Dublin.

The man is reported to have bit another passenger before being restrained by crew and then fell unconscious.

The captain declared a medical emergency and the plane was diverted to Cork Airport where it landed at 17:40.

The man was pronounced dead on-board the plane.

Crew and passengers have been taken off the plane and are being transported by bus to Dublin.

Aer Lingus Flight Number EI485 Information

Missing person James Meechan

Gardaí in Ashbourne are seeking assistance in locating missing person James Meechan, aged 59 years from Ashbourne, Co. Meath.

He was last seen in the Ratoath area yesterday 13th November 2012.

James is described as being approximately 5’ 10” in height, has white-grey hair and a scar over his left eyebrow. He also speaks with a Scottish accent. When last seen James was wearing a black ski jacket with green and grey stripes and a black woolly hat.

Anyone with information on Jame’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Gardaí in Ashbourne on 01-8010600, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Drunken youths’ party costs Dublin council €20k after child injured

Drunken parties in public parks are causing major financial hangovers for local authorities, a court heard today.

Barrister Eileen McAuley told the Circuit Civil Court that a two-year-old girl who fell on glass in the grass in Brickfield Public Park in Drimnagh, Dublin, was left with a jagged scar just below her left knee.

Judge Matthew Deery heard that little Croi Robinson was running towards the childrens’ slide on February 7, 2011, when she fell.

Ms McAuley said she had to be rushed to Crumlin Children’s Hospital where she was immediately taken to theatre to have the wound cleaned and stitched under general anesthesia.

She said that while the now four-year-old girl had made a full recovery she had suffered a deep laceration to her left knee and had been left with a permanent one inch long scar which, although she was currently not conscious of it, may require plastic surgery later.

Croi, of Crumlin Road, Dublin 12, sued Dublin City Council, the owners of the park, through her mother Theresa Robinson. She had been shocked and shaken by the accident.

Ms McAuley said Croi was in the toddlers’ swing area of the park and the glass from a broken bottle was hidden in grass.

She said the accident had happened on a Monday and it had transpired that youths had been drinking in the park over the weekend. Council staff had not carried out any cleaning prior to opening the park to the public.

Ms McAuley said local residents were aware of the park being used for drinks parties at weekends.

Judge Deery approved a €20,000 settlement and legal costs offer to Croi from Dublin City Council.