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# Crime

Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Two arrests and €8 million in heroin seized as Gardaí intercept plane at Weston Airport
The airport, which is also a flight school, is located between Lucan and Celbridge.
McEntee has ordered officials to beef up facial recognition laws in response to Dublin riot
The move comes as the opposition has expressed no confidence in Justice Minister Helen McEntee and Commissioner Drew Harris.
Last month
November 2023
Human trafficking victims to be protected from deportation under new plans
Dedicated accommodation for victims of trafficking will also be established.
This year
Jury continues deliberations in trial of celebrity accused of defilement of 16-year-old girl
The man (40) has pleaded not guilty.
Corporate manslaughter probe following Lucy Letby murder convictions
Letby was sentenced to a whole life order after she was convicted of the murders of seven babies and the attempted murders of six others.
Gardaí investigating theft of live-streaming camera from St Ann's Church, Dawson Street
The camera is said to have been taken during the main service on Sunday.
Sligo man who was assaulted during burglary last year dies in hospital
Tom Niland was brought to hospital in critical condition in January 2022 after he was assaulted in his home.
Three men arrested after assault and false imprisonment of pensioner in Monkstown
Investigations into the burglary are ongoing.
Teenager in custody after 15-year-old girl with ‘bright future’ fatally stabbed in UK
The “much-loved” girl died after being stabbed in the neck with a foot-long knife during rush hour.
Number of murders 'nearly doubled' in Ireland year-on-year, new statistics show
Homicide, theft and robbery crimes rose in the year to the end of Q2 2023, the latest CSO figures show.
Widow says her husband was her ‘entire world’ as couple sentenced for his death
Two people have been sentenced in connection with the killing of Patrick Ward in 2019.
Airport stabbing was 'random, unprovoked' attack, gardaí believe
One man in his 50s was stabbed in an apparently unprovoked incident outside the entrance to Terminal One.
Man arrested after stabbing incident at Dublin Airport
It’s understood a man was stabbed a number of times outside Terminal 1.
French prosecutors investigating alleged rape of Irish rugby supporter in Bordeaux
The alleged incident occured on Saturday night.
French prosecutors investigating alleged rape of Irish rugby supporter in Bordeaux
The alleged incident occured on Saturday night.
Dublin’s new safety action plan to target prolific young offenders and roll out community wardens
The report launched today states ‘there remains a narrative that the North Inner City is unsafe’.
'That 70's Show' actor sentenced to 30 years for rape
The assaults occurred in 2001 and 2003.
Factcheck: What did an expert on Youth Justice tell the Citizens’ Assembly about drug crime?
A UL professor said most young offenders simply “grow out of crime” without intervention.
Attack on lesbian couple in Dublin city called "shocking" by judge
A garda told the court that the incident had been recorded as a hate crime.
Courier remanded in custody over seizure of almost €141,000
The accused must post €125,000 bail to be released pending trial.
Sharp rise in anti-social behaviour on trains in last three months
272 incidents were reported between April and June, including aggressive behaviour and attacks on staff.
McEntee: Extra gardaí in Dublin will not involve 'people with tasers on the side of the street'
An Garda Síochána yesterday announced that specialist units will be deployed in the centre of the capital on an overtime basis.
Armed gardaí, dog units and public order officers to be deployed in Dublin city centre
The force will deliver 16,500 additional policing hours per month in the city centre to combat anti-social behaviour and violence.
Second teenager charged over Temple Bar assault and robbery released on strict bail conditions
Garda Ruth Finnegan objected to bail due to the seriousness of the case and possible witness interference.
Irishman arrested in Ibiza after drugs detected in his suitcase
The drugs were identified by a sniffer dog in Ibiza Airport.
Man (20s) charged after male juveniles robbed in Temple Bar
Gardaí said the two youths were approached by three men, who took a number of items from them.
Gardaí appealing for witnesses after armed robbery on Longford's Earl Street
A man entered a business premises, armed with a knife, and demanded money.
Man charged after robbery in Clongriffin
He is due in court today.
Teenage boy charged in connection with alleged Temple Bar assault
Gardaí said investigations are ongoing.
Dublin city crime: statistics indicate return to pre-pandemic incidence of assault
A report by
Muiris O'Cearbhaill
A series of serious assaults have made headlines in recent weeks, and official crime statistics are known to under-report the scale of the problem.
The Journal examined statistics on recorded crime in the Dublin Central North and South districts.
One crime expert said that the "dark figure" in crime statistics usually results in around 70% not being reported.
“I ran as fast as I could”: British tourist describes the moment he was assaulted in Temple Bar
Kinahan cartel associate Thomas 'Bomber' Kavanagh charged with firearm offences in the UK
Two other men, Jack Kavanagh, 23, from Tamworth, England, and Liam Byrne, 42, from Dublin, were arrested in Spain.
Teen charged for assault in Dundalk that left man hospitalised with serious injuries
The juvenile is expected to appear before Trim District Court at 10:30am this morning.
Prisoner who strangled cellmate found guilty of manslaughter by diminished responsibility
Michael Connolly had pleaded not guilty to the murder of Mark Lawlor by reason of insanity.
Weekly reviews of areas 'prone to anti-social behaviour' to take place under new crime action plan
The Garda Air Support Unit and the Garda Mounted Unit will be deployed to Dublin City Centre to enhance Garda visibility.
Woman arrested after carjacking and assault on driver near Phoenix Park
The driver of the vehicle, a male in his 60s, is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Taoiseach says people being attacked ‘all the time’ on Irish streets
The Taoiseach and minister differ on whether Garda recruitment targets can be met.
Do you feel safe in Dublin city centre? We want to hear your stories
Are you worried about crime in the capital? Or do you think the recent discussions have exaggerated the scale of the problem?
'We feel helpless': Sister of American tourist attacked in Dublin says he'd saved up for 'dream visit'
The victim is said to be at risk of losing an eye due to the injuries he sustained.
Three men arrested in Dublin over numerous burglaries and car thefts
They are suspected of being members of an organised crime group.
Family of Irish woman who was killed in Spain ask for privacy
A statement on behalf of Kirsty Ward’s family said they are requesting privacy and will not make any further comment.