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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Crime

Last month
January 2023
# PSNI
Man charged with murder in relation to shooting of father of four in Lurgan
PSNI Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell is urging anyone with information related to the murder to come forward.
# on the agenda
Grooming children into a life of crime to carry penalty of five years in prison under new law
Minister for Justice Simon Harris will today seek Cabinet approval for the new Bill.
# Crime
Two arrested on suspicion of murder as man (30s) dies in Finglas stabbing
Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
# Human Trafficking
Andrew Tate due in Romanian court to appeal against continued detention
The controversial social media influencer is charged with being part of an organised crime group, human trafficking and rape.
Last year
2022
# Idaho
Suspect arrested over killing of four US college students
Thousands of tips flooded in to police and yesterday, a local police chief said they had made a breakthrough — 4,000 kilometers away.
# Rathkeale
Justice minister visits Rathkeale following 'unacceptable' feuding between rival groups
# Limerick District Court
Woman and man sent for trial on charges related to alleged murder of man's son in Limerick
The district court has imposed restrictions on naming the parties in the trial
# Dublin
Man shot dead in suspected Ronanstown drugs feud named locally
He was shot dead around 10pm last night.
# London
Teenager arrested over fatal stabbings of two 16-year-old boys a mile apart in London
The two victims were found with fatal wounds in south-east London on Saturday.
# Crime
New 'street crime' Garda taskforce for Dublin to be established
It is understood the task force could include operations to target low and mid-level drug dealing.
# money mules
Over €12 million was illegally transferred by 'money mules' in the first half of 2022
A money mule is a person who allows their bank account to be used for the transfer of another person’s stolen or illegal money.
# Clonsilla
Man pleads guilty to attempted murder of two gardaí during shootout in west Dublin
The two detectives received non-fatal limb injuries to the feet and one to the hand.
# Operation Thor
Gardaí arrest 14 in Offaly for separate offences
Gardaí from Tullamore, Clara and Edenderry carried out searches, patrols and checkpoints across the county.
# Crime
Murders and burglaries down from pre-pandemic levels
However there has been a 5.6% increase in reported sexual offences since last year.
# Drugs
Two men arrested after €465,000 cannabis drug seizure at Galway growhouse
They have since been charged and are due before Ballinasloe District Court this morning.
# Kimmage
Man arrested for knifepoint robbery of south Dublin shop
The man was arrested this morning in Crumlin.
# Dublin
Man due in court after gardaí and customs seize more than €100,000 of ecstasy in Dublin raid
The seizure is part of a wide ranging investigation into organised crime in the capital.
# Michael McDonagh
Murder investigation launched in UK as Irish man killed in a fight at holiday park
Michael McDonagh was pronounced dead at the scene in a largescale seaside caravan park.
# burglary gangs
Lifting of Covid-19 measures a factor in surge of home break-ins
There has been a 35% rise in the first three months of the year compared to the same period last year.
# Crime
'Significant increases' in online fraud during first half of this year, garda figures show
Bogus tradesman fraud also increased by 81% in the first six months of this year compared to 2021.
# Antrim
Man (29) arrested on suspicion of murder after 63-year-old man found dead in Co Antrim
The man was found dead at his home yesterday morning.
# Clane
Man critically injured in County Kildare attack
The man was attacked at a house in Clane at 11.20am this morning.
# Arrest
Two arrested in investigation into 2019 Clogherhead caravan park murder
A number of bystanders had to run for cover to escape the gunfire.
# Crime
Gardaí appeal for information after women threatened with knife and scissors
Two thefts targeting women’s handbags on Friday evening were reported in Limerick city.
# holy smokes
Cash, cannabis and millions of cigarettes seized by Revenue in Dublin
The three unrelated seizures came to a combined total value of €7 million.
# Longford
Drugs, prostitution and extortion: The Longford criminals holding a town to ransom
Crime has blighted the area for the last four years.
# Crime
New Garda premises to open on O'Connell Street in Dublin to tackle anti-social behaviour
Operation Spire and Operation Citizen will be run out of the new Garda premises on O’Connell Street.
# Dublin
Gardaí investigating serious assault of woman in wooded area in west Dublin
The assault place at Mill Lane, Dublin 15 in the early evening of 18 March.
# Crime
Next Irish ambassador to Washington hopes crackdown on Kinahan cartel will make a big difference
Geraldine Byrne Nason will take over the role of Irish Ambassador to Washington in early Autumn.
# crackdown
Gardaí seize €1.34 million worth of heroin during Limerick searches
Gardaí involved in the searches also found €12,500 in cash at a separate location.
# Courts
Request for 'urgent' psychiatric attention for woman charged with murder of her mother
The woman was arrested and questioned on Wednesday.
# Crime
EU proposal aims to crack down on 'dirty money' after Kinahan gang sanctions
European Commissioner Mairead McGuinness said the EU wants to ‘go further’ when it comes to dealing with money laundering.
# Fraud
Garda warning about accommodation fraud as victims lose up to €5,000 to scammers
Gardaí have said 50% of victims are aged under 25 and students are often the main targets for criminals.
# Justice Plan 2022
Judges to be given power to set minimum sentences for murder cases
The proposal is contained in an annual Justice plan by the Government.
# Wicklow
Two charged following arrests as part of ongoing Wicklow investigations
Gardaí seized four guns and drugs with an estimated value of €48,000 yesterday.
# Dublin
Gardaí probe early morning cash-in-transit van robbery in Dublin
A lone attacker armed with a knife fled with a money box in the robbery at 6.40am.
# Theft
Gardaí recover 80 stolen e-scooters and bicycles in south Dublin investigation
Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance to reunite the owners with their items.
# Cabra
Gardaí to crack down on teens carrying out assaults in Dublin and posting videos to TikTok
One teenage boy ended up in a coma.
The trouble has been flaring up since before Christmas, writes Garreth MacNamee.
One boy is reported to have been stabbed with a screwdriver during one incident.
Children as young as nine years old are involved in the violence, according to locals.
# scam warning
Gardaí see fraud using text, email and phone calls treble in last twelve months
Detectives have issued a warning for people to be aware of the con-artists vishing, smishing or phishing tactics.
# Glenties
Man jailed for eight years over cocaine-fuelled shooting rampage in Donegal town
Dowling, 25, fired shots at houses and cars before turning the gun on a gardaí and the public.