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Monday 6 February 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Burglaries

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# Macken Street
Mother-of-three charged with burglaries and assaulting garda who was hit by car at checkpoint
The incident happened just before 11am on Monday on Macken Street in south Dublin.
# Cross border
Dublin properties raided in connection with attempted murder of 83-year-old woman in Tyrone
Four males ransacked the woman’s home in Aughnacloy, which is along the border area.
# Arrests
Two people to appear before court after gardaí seize jewellery worth estimated €100,000
The operation was carried out as part of Operation Thor.
# operation imeacht
Gardaí fear burglary gangs will have 'free rein' in south Dublin after extra patrols stop
Operation Imeacht was stopped last month.
# Burglaries
Poll: Do you use your house alarm every night?
Gardaí have claimed that the rate of burglaries has fallen in recent months due to a winter crackdown.
# Operation Thor
Man arrested after gardaí recover two caravans, 4x4 and power tools in Kilkenny
There have a number of burglaries in the area over the last few weeks.
# Organised Crime
Four men in possession of jewellery arrested in Dublin after robbery in Westmeath
The four men are all from Dublin. One is in his 60s, one is in his 20s and two others are in their 30s.
# Garda Operation
Gardaí investigating rural burglaries carry out raids in Dublin
Searches were carried out by gardaí in Dublin yesterday.
# defensive planting
Gardaí say prickly hedges can help prevent burglaries
They also want people to avoid posting holiday photos while away from home.
# Burglaries
Crime stats: Burglaries are down but more people were caught drink driving
Overall, nine out of the fourteen crime categories in the CSO classification showed a decrease.
# Courts
Court hears of homeless drug addict turning his life around while in prison
A judge ruled that he should not spend any more time in jail for office burglaries.
# Burglary
Four arrested after burglary at the home of elderly man
The man was threatened in the incident.
# rural crime
Farmers in Tipperary 'patrolling countryside with guns' to ward off burglars
One man’s farm has been targeted six times.
# Burglaries
Four due in court after Garda chopper chase across fields in Monaghan
Gardaí are investigating a number of burglaries in the Monaghan Town area.
# Operation Thor
Three adults and two minors arrested in burglary crackdown
Property, believed to be stolen, was seized during a number of searches.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you ever leave your house unlocked?
Police in England have come under fire for letting themselves into houses that were unlocked.
# Crime
Fianna Fáil wants gardaí on the Luas to stop burglars escaping
The party’s crime policy includes increasing the Garda force to 15,000.
# Cracking down
New laws will see repeat burglars hit with longer jail terms
Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said the new laws will deal with Ireland’s “hardened cohort” of repeat offenders.
# tis the season
'Drink responsibly and avoid confrontation': Gardaí want fewer assaults this Christmas
“Thieves take advantage of us at this time of year as they know we may be distracted.”
# Burglaries
New DNA database will 'close the net' on serial offenders
It’s hoped the system will help find missing people and deal with an increase in burglaries.
# Poll
Poll: Has your home ever been broken into?
Crime figures show an overall increase in the number of burglaries over the past decade.
# Operation Thor
Gardaí are cracking down on Ireland's most prolific burglars
Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan said gardaí plan to put as many of the crime gangs out of business as they possibly can.
# fight crime
One Cork TD thinks we should all have tracking devices on our cars
Do you think it’s a good idea?
# rural crime
"I really am sorry for the death of that man" - Two charged over John O’Donoghue burglary
The 62-year-old collapsed and died after being confronted by burglars at his home.
# Crime
'Serious stress and trauma': Are cash-for-gold shops causing burglaries?
The government is under pressure to regulate the sector.
# PLAN OF ACTION
Burglar gangs targeted by gardaí in major crackdown
A garda spokesperson said there will be a strong focus on burglars with a high re-offending rate.
# open thread
Has your home been burgled?
Tell us about it.
# crackdown
Five people a day arrested over burglaries in Dublin
Frances Fitzgerald said she’s determined to tackle rising burglary numbers across the country.
# fromage free
Burglar 'caught red-handed' after stealing yoghurts, milk and Winnie the Pooh moneybox
Ash Love was described as a “career criminal”.
# Burglaries
Over €35 million worth of property was stolen from Irish homes in the last year
That’s according to research carried out by the Garda National Crime Prevention Unit.
# Crime
No evidence of a link between cash-for-gold stores and high rate of burglaries
The Department of Justice is still figuring out the best response to the “relatively new phenomenon” of cash-for-gold shops.
# break-ins
Peaches Geldof's home burgled twice since her death
The last burglary, in which no personal items were stolen, happened on Friday 9 May.
# gra conference
Crimes 'slipping through the net' due to lack of garda resources
The GRA said businesses and communities are paying the price for poor resourcing and people are now deciding not to report some crimes at all.
# Crime
Thursday is now the most popular weekday to commit a crime
However, most still occur during the weekend, a survey has revealed.
# Galway
Five arrested as gardaí target burglars in the west
During the arrests a large quantity of power tools were also seized.
# CSO
Crime figures show fall in homicides, but rise in kidnappings
Reported murders and manslaughters were down 11 per cent between 2008-2012.
# operation acer
Two in court and six released over Dublin burglaries
A major investigation was set up into a spate of burglaries across Dublin’s southside.
# Investigation
Eight people arrested over spate of burglaries in Dublin
Seven men and one woman – all in their teens and early twenties – were arrested this morning.
# Insurance
Here's how much a fire in your house could cost you
Plus, new insurance figures show that just one in eight claims are related to burglary.
# operation muster
12 arrested, four charged and one sentenced as burglary gang targeted
‘Operation Muster’ was directed at a specific crime gang which gardaí believe stole firearms and other items.