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.
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.
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.
Gardaí in Ronanstown have launched an investigation following the shooting of a 32-year-old man in Rowlagh Avenue in Clondalkin today at 5.30 pm.
The man is said to be in a serious condition and has been taken to Tallaght Hospital with chest and leg wounds.
It has been announced today that the body of Christopher Cronin has been located.
Cronin, 24, was last seen shortly after midnight on January 2 at the Gashouse Bridge in Clonmel.
His body was recovered from River Suir in Clonmel.
Gardaí have confirmed that the body of missing man Gavin Sheelan has been found.
Sheelan was reported missing after last being seen on January 3 at his home in Annaloughan, Louth.
Gardaí have thanked the public for its assistance in this matter.
No further details have been released.
A 29-year-old man that was arrested in relation to the murder of a pensioner in Kimmage, Dublin 12 has been released without charge a file is currently being prepared for the DPP.
The scene of this brutal crime is still sealed off this morning.
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.
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.
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.”