Advice for Mountmellick residents

Please be aware that there are two men around the town of Mountmellick, Laois that are impersonating waterboard staff asking to check water meters.

Do not let them in to your home as it is a possible attempted robbery.  They were last seen in Kirwan Park.

Please never let anyone in to your home that you have not asked to come around especially in the case of service providers such as ESB, UPC or Sky Digital. They shouldn’t be there if you haven’t requested them and always ask for ID. If they look suspicious call the Gardaí immediately.

Missing person – John Gilmore

Gardaí are appealing to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of John Gilmore.

Gilmore, 51, is missing from his home at Westbeach, Cobh, Cork.

GIlmore was last seen at Kent train Station, Cork, on January 10 at 7.30 am.

He is described as 6’2″ in height, with grey/ brown coloured hair and moustache.

When last seen he was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and carrying a black hold all bag.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cobh Garda Station on 021-4908530, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Man charged with manslaughter of his mother in Waterford

A 46-year-old man has been charged with the manslaughter of his 83-year-old mother in Waterford.

Vera Vollrath was found dead at Killure Bridge Nursing Home yesterday.

Her son was arrested yesterday in Dublin Airport.

He was ordered to surrender his passport and to sign in at a Garda station every day, pending a further court appearance next Tuesday.




Armed robbery on cash van in Drogheda

Four males were involved in the robbery of a cash in transit van at Drogheda Industrial Estate at 11.15 am this morning.

Two males approached a security van operative and threatened him with what appears to have been a shotgun. A cash box was taken with an amount of cash. The men made their escape in red car, registrarion 97-D, which was recovered a short time later at Knightswood Estate outside Drogheda.

Anyone with information should contact Laytown Garda Station on 041-9813320, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

The men arrested in connection with attempted abduction

Three  males have been arrested today in connection with the attempted abduction of a security company employee, his wife and his 2-year-old son on April 27, 2011.

Two are in their late 30s and are being detained in Naas and Newbridge Garda stations, and one is in his late 40s  is being detained in Leixlip Garda station.

All are being detained under the provisions of Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007.

Cannabis worth €180,000 seized in Mullingar

A 28-tear-old man has been arrested following the discovery of 450 cannabis plants with a value of €180,000.

The discovery was made in two houses in Ardleigh Park and Clonmore Heights in Mullingar. Both had sophisticated cultivation processes in operation.

The man was arrested during the search and he is being detained at Mullingar Garda station.

Man arrested in connection with mother’s death

A man was detained at Dublin Airport today while trying to bord a flight just hours after his 83-year-old mother was found dead in a nursing home in Waterford this morning.

The arrested man was taken to Waterford Garda Station for questioning under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

A garda spokesman said a post-mortem examination has been arranged at Waterford General Hospital.