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.

Skeletal remains found in Dublin Mountains

Hill walkers discovered skeletal remains in the Slieve na mBan area of the Dublin Mountains around midday today.

Gardaí in Tallaght are investigating the incident.

The scene has been preserved for a technical examination by forensic officers.

The Office of the State Pathologist has also been informed.

Gardaí said it is too early to link the remains with any missing person.


Body of man recovered from Castletown River

A man’s body has been recovered from Castletown River, Dundalk today.

The body was taken from the river at around 10.15 am this morning.

Gardaí believe it is the body of John Tiernan, who went missing from his home on Christmas Eve.

The 69-year-old was last seen at his home in Fr Murray Park, Dundalk, Louth on December 24, 2011.

Gardaí are not treating the death as suspicious.