Over €100,000 stolen in armed robbery in Cork

Over €100,000 has been stolen from a cash in transit van in Cork.

Two man held up the van with shotguns outside Carrigaline at 4.30 pm today.

The raiders made their getaway in a black SAAB which is believed to be found burned near Ballinora GAA club.

No one was injured in the incident.

Gardaí have appealed to anyone who may have witnessed the raid, or who may have any information, to contact Togher Garda station on 021-4947120.

Man questioned for suspected child abduction in Wicklow

Gardaí are questioning a man in his 30s after a suspected abduction of 3 children in Wicklow.

Gardaí launched a large scale operation to find the Nissan Almera that had a seven, nine and 12-year-old on board.

Garda checkpoints were set up across Wicklow and the car was located in the Rathnew area.

The man was detained following a short pursuit and taken to Wicklow Garda Station.

Garda said all three children are safe.

Kildare man pleads guilty to raping his daughter

A Kildare man in his 40s has admitted to raping and sexual assaulting his daughter over 9 years ago.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to seven counts of sexually assaulting the girl on dates unknown between January 1, 2003 and March 21, 2006.

He also pleased guilty to four counts of rape between October 1, 2006 and May 25, 2007.

The man has been given bail and adjourned sentencing for the preparation of a victim impact report.

Gardaí appealing for information on missing car

Gardaí are seeking the public’s help to locate a blue Nissan Almera 00-D-44632.

This car was last seen at 10:30 am this morning in Woodview Estate, Ashford, Wicklow.

It is believed this car is being driven by a male driver who may be in the company of 3 children. The driver is aged in his late 30s and described as  5’9″ in height with black hair and blue eyes.

Gardaí are asking the public not to approach the driver of this vehicle but to immediately contact Wicklow Garda Station 0404 60140 or via the emergency numbers 999 or any Garda Station.

UPDATE – The car has been located.


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.