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.

Pensioner fatally stabbed in Kimmage

A 70-year-old pensioner in Ravensdale Close, Kimmage, Dublin 12 has been fatally stabbed.

The man was stabbed in the chest in retirement flat ran by Dublin City Council at around 2 pm.

The man was found by Dublin Fire Brigade after they were alerted to a fire in the flat.

The scene has been sealed off for a forensic investigation and an examination by State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy.

A spokeswoman said: “The council would like to extend its sympathies to the family of the deceased involved and will assist the gardai with any investigation.”

Dublin Fire Brigade said two crews from Dolphins Barn found the man after they controlled and contained the fire inside the small flat.

It is believed the fire was started to destroy any evidence inside.

Local councillor Ruairi McGinley said the small flat complex was usually a very quiet area.

“It will be a surprise and a shock for the people there,” said Mr McGinley, of Fine Gael.

“Many of them are very elderly and are 80 years and upwards.

“You certainly wouldn’t expect anything like that there. People wouldn’t be walking through it.

“My sympathies go out to the man’s family and his friend.”