Drug Seizure and Arrest in Tramore, Co Waterford

Gardaí have seized a large quantity of drugs and arrested a man in an operation in Tramore, Co. Waterford yesterday 18th January 2019.

In a planned operation Garda from Tramore Garda Station, assisted by the Regional Armed Support Unit, searched a premises at Riverstown Business Park in Tramore. They discovered a large cannabis cultivation operation, with up to 450 plants growing in the building. The seizure has an estimated street value of €360,000.

A man in his 40s was arrested at the scene and is detained at Tramore Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

Fatal Shooting in Swords, Dublin

Investigations have begun after the fatal shooting of Swords local Zach Parker last night, January 17, 2019.

A media brief was held today regarding the death of the 23 year old at Applewood Close in Swords, Co. Dublin and Gardai are asking for anyone with information to come forward.

At approximately 7:30pm a lone male approached and fired a number of shots at a slow moving car as it was driven from Applewood Close onto Jugback Lane. The driver of the car, Zach Parker from Swords, was fatally injured. His passenger, a 25-year-old man also from the Swords area, was seriously injured and taken by Ambulance to Beaumont Hospital. The gunman left the scene on foot onto Jugback Lane in the direction of Balheary Road.  

The body of the deceased has been removed to the City Morgue, Whitehall where a post-mortem examination will be conducted later today by the Assistant State Pathologist, Dr Margot Bolster. The passenger remains in Beaumont Hospital where his condition is understood to be stable. Members of the Garda Technical Bureau are examining a number of crime scenes linked with the investigation and an incident room has been established at Swords Garda Station.

Speaking from the crime scene this afternoon Superintendent Gerard Donnelly said; – “My appeal is for witnesses who may have been in the Applewood area between 6:30pm and 8:00pm last night, particularly those around the Gym Plus premises, Applewood Close, Jugback Lane and the Balheary Road area of Swords and to any motorists with dash-cam footage to make it available.”

The Superintendent also said; – “The gunman described as tall, of athletic build and wearing a black hoodie top with a black scarf covering his face, black tracksuit bottoms and black trainers with white soles. It’s understood he was carrying a grey or light coloured rucksack that may have concealed the firearm. Anyone who can assist with the investigation is asked to contact the Incident Room at Swords Garda Station on 01 6664700 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.”

No arrests have been made to date and enquiries are ongoing. Further updates will follow.

Indian student falls from Cliffs of Moher, Gardaí investigating

An Indian student studying at a university in Dublin has fallen to his death while taking a selfie at the Cliffs of Moher.

The incident is reported to have occurred at 3:15pm Friday 4th of January.

The Irish Coastguard helicopter attended the incident and was transported to University Hospital Limerick for formal identification.

Gardaí are currently investigating the incident.

Missing 16 year old Leon Wilson Dublin

Gardaí wish to seek the public’s help in tracing the whereabouts of 16 year old Leon Wilson who has been missing from his home in Dublin 1 since 1st of January 2019 at 12am.

Leon is described as 5′ 7″, slim build, with fair hair and blue eyes. When last seen Leon was wearing a black tracksuit, khaki colour jacket and green runners. Leon is known to frequent Dublin City Centre, Cork Street and the Teresa’s Garden areas.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí in Store Street on 01-666 8000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Crumlin based criminal questioned about alleged rape in Cork Street

Crumlin based criminal arrested in relation to a rape allegation in Dublin city that occurred at 10:50pm on June 18th.

The independent has reported that this is a well known criminal who was previously on the run for 13 days in June 2018

The alleged victim is reported to have jumped off a balcony of a flat in the Cork Street area to escape the brutal attack.

The alleged victim was taken to the the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit at the Rotunda Hospital.

The suspect is currently serving a prison sentence in Cloverhill Prison and is being investigated by detective gardai.

Three arrested for phone and wallet theft in Dublin City

Gardaí in Pearse Street arrested three men yesterday afternoon, Tuesday 18th December, 2018 as part of an initiative to combat theft in the city centre. 

The three men (43, 33 & 19 years) were arrested on Dame Court after attempting to steal a wallet from a member of the public. They were taken to Pearse Street Garda Station and have been charged in relation to a number of theft and fraud offences. All three will appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice, Court 3, this morning Wednesday 19th December, 2018 at 10.30a.m.

During the course of the arrests a number of phones were seized and Gardaí are hoping to return these phones to their owners. 

Two arrested for possession of explosive device in Navan

Two men have been charged following the discovery of a suspected explosive device in Navan, Co. Meath shortly after midnight on 17th December, 2018.

At about 12.05am Gardaí on routine patrol stopped a van at Brews Hill, Navan, Co. Meath. Following a search of the van they discovered a suspected explosive device. The two occupants of the van a man in his 50s and a man in his late 20s were arrested and were detained at Navan Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939.

An Army EOD team was called and a controlled explosion was carried out on the device which they described as viable.

The two men are due to appear at Meath District Court this morning, Wednesday 19th December, 2018  at 10.30a.m. charged in relation to the incident.

Shooting at Bray Boxing Club

Update:

Gardai investigating the fatal shooting in Bray this morning have named the deceased male as 50 year old Robert Messett.

Gardai wish to trace the movements of the silver coloured Volkswagen Caddy van with Northern Irish registration used in the shooting. It is believed that this van travelled from Bray through Shankill and the Cornelscourt area before being abandoned on Pigeon House Road at approximately 8.05am where a male was seen leaving the van and cycling away.

Gardai wish to appeal:
– to anyone who witnessed the movements of this van along the route travelled between 7am and 8am this morning
– to anyone with Dash Cam footage along this route between 7am and 8am
– to anyone who witnessed the male cycling away from Pigeon House Road at approximately 8.05am

to contact them at Bray Garda Station on 01 6665300, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Update:
Independent reporting Katie Taylor’s father Pete Taylor is one of the men rushed to hospital

Update:
Gardaí can confirm that one man aged 30 years has died following a shooting incident in Bray, Co. Wicklow this morning 5th June 2018. The body of the deceased remains at the scene pending the arrival of the State Pathologist and a technical examination of the area is being carried out by Garda Crime Scene Examiners.

Two other men, aged 35 and 57, who were injured in the incident have been taken to hospital.

Following examination of CCTV in the area, we now wish to appeal for information for a silver coloured Volkswagen Caddy with Northern Irish plates. Anyone with information is asked to contact Bray Garda Station on 01 6665300.

Original:
Gardaí are at the scene of a shooting incident at Bray Boxing Club in The Harbour, Bray, Co. Wicklow.

The incident happened at about 6.55am and three men are believed to have been seriously injured.

The suspect left the scene in a white or silver van, possibly Ford make with British number plates.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Bray Garda Station on 01 6665300.

Man dead after assault in Cork pub

Gardai are investigating an assault incident that occurred at a public house in Mitchelstown Co.Cork on the 1st June 2018 at approximately 11pm. A man in his 30s was pronounced dead at the scene where his body remains. The State Pathologist’s office has been informed and the scene is currently preserved for technical examination.

A man in his 20s has been arrested and is currently detained at Fermoy Garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

An incident room has been set up at Fermoy Garda station and Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact Fermoy Garda Station on 025 82100.

Gardaí still looking for missing 13 year old Ronan

Gardaí in Portlaoise are renewing their appealing to the public for assistance in locating 13 year old Ronan Quinn who is missing from Portarlington, Co Laois.

Ronan was reported missing to Gardaí on Monday 28th May, 2018 and was last seen at approximately 8.30pm in Portarlington. He is known to frequent Athlone and Dublin City Centre.

He is described as being 5ft in height, slight build and brown hair. When last seen he was wearing black tracksuit bottoms and black tracksuit top.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Portlaoise Garda Station 0578674100, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.