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.

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.

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.

Missing Person Janell Quinn 15 years old

Gardaí are seeking the public’s help tracing 15 year old Janelle Quinn, who was reported missing on 28th May 2018. She was last seen at 6.45pm on 28th in Ballymahon, Co. Longford.

She is described as 5’4” with long straight brown hair and green eyes. When last seen she was wearing grey leggings with a pink stripe, a grey jacket, green top and runners. Janelle may be in the Dublin 8 area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Longford Garda Station on 043 3350570 or any Garda Station.