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Sunday 2 April 2023 Dublin: 6°C

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# Dublin
Gardaí appeal for witnesses following drive-by shooting on home in Cabra
None of the occupants of the house were injured.
# on the frontline
Most rank-and-file gardaí have no tactical training to deal with armed criminals or terrorists
The Garda Representative Association has pointed out that unarmed gardaí are likely to be first on the scene, but have not been prepared for these dangerous scenarios.
# series of robberies
Man apprehended by gardaí in Citywest after seven-hour hunt for armed carjacker
Gardaí were on the hunt for an armed man who stole three cars in Tallaght early this morning.
# Chatelineau
Masked gang armed with Kalashnikovs rob Belgian jewellery store
Witnesses said two explosions were heard during the hold-up.
# Paris
A piece of Kim Kardashian's stolen jewellery has been recovered
The diamond-studded cross necklace was reportedly dropped by the men who robbed the reality star in Paris on 3 October during their getaway.
# Dublin
Appeal after man in his 80s assaulted in aggravated burglary
Three men with weapons entered the house, demanded money and assaulted the man aged in his early 80s.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think gardaí should be armed?
A source told that most gardaí “still harbour the desire to be an unarmed force”.
# guardians of the peace
Can Ireland continue to operate without an armed police force?
Rank-and-file gardaí will discuss their concerns about armed cover at the Garda Representative Association annual conference.
# Tallaght
Man arrested following knife robbery at children's play centre
The incident happened at around 6pm on Sunday evening.
# Gangland
In photos: Armed gardaí patrolling the streets of Dublin
Enda Kenny said specialist gardaí will be given whatever guns they say they need to take on gangland criminals.
# Kilkenny
Man armed with knife forces evacuation of Kilkenny garda station
The station was closed for just over an hour yesterday evening.
# high alert
Armed police evacuate tube station after reports of man threatening passengers with scissors
Police said no one matching the man’s description was found.
# Dangerous
US police hunt armed prisoner who escaped wearing a hospital gown
The man wrestled a gun off a guard and fled the hospital, where he had been receiving treatment after a suicide attempt.
# Dunboyne
Staff threatened with gun in supermarket robbery
Gardaí have arrested a 32-year-old man.
# Gunman
Armed man demands airtime on Dutch TV before being overpowered
The man claimed to be from a “hackers collective”.
# Cork
Two men charged over filling station robbery
A woman was also arrested after the armed robbery on Thursday evening, though a third man managed to escape.
# Shannon
Teen arrested after three youths robbed at knifepoint
A knife and cash were recovered by gardaí investigating the incident.
# Your Say
Poll: Should all gardaí be armed with tasers?
Gardaí say it would combat the growing issue of members of the force being assaulted.
# Masked Men
Family of five terrorised at gunpoint during armed robbery in Limerick
There were three young children in the house when the masked men with guns broke in to their home.
# Portrush
Two females tied up in a robbery by five masked men with knives and a gun
The two females had bruised and sore wrists and were left extremely traumatised by their ordeal.
# Crime
Man in court over spate of armed robberies in Dublin city centre
Gardaí launched an investigation into the armed robberies at coffee shops and convenience stores over the past two months.
# armed
Two arrested over spate of armed robberies in Dublin's city centre
A firearm was also recovered today by gardaí after they arrested the 44-year-old man and 21-year-old woman.
# Warrenpoint
Couple locked in bathroom all night as armed raiders ransack home
The man and woman were left “badly shaken” but otherwise unharmed.
# Your Say
Poll: Should all uniformed gardaí be armed?
From today, members of specialist regional garda units are allowed to permanently carry arms.
# windy arbour
Man in 40s hospitalised with head injuries following garda stand-off
Gardaí were called to a road in a residential area of Windy Arbour after reports that shots had been fired.
# Arrest
Man arrested over armed raid on cash-in-transit van
Three men escaped with a sum of cash after the raid in Tallaght yesterday afternoon.
# Child Soldiers
82 child soldiers rescued from militia in DR Congo
The children, some as young as eight-years-old, were recruited by the group over the last six months.
# Crime
Community 'stunned' by armed robberies in west Dublin
Two raids – at a betting shop and on a cash-in-transit van – took place in the area yesterday.
# North Dublin
Appeal for sightings of 'dark coloured Mercedes' after two armed robberies
A bookmakers and a shop were robbed within minutes of each other in north county Dublin earlier today.
# Mitchelstown
Masked, armed raiders shoot man during burglary
The man, aged 59, sustained a minor wound to his leg. The raiders left with cash and a BMW car.
# Tallaght
Armed robbers make off with 'substantial sum' from post office
One escaped on foot and the other by bicycle.
# Blanchardstown
Man and woman due in court over armed robbery in Blanchardstown
Cash and an imitation firearm was recovered when the two were arrested following a robbery at a shop on Main Street.
# Aggravated Burglary
Masked men steal large quantity of jewellery in Belfast burglary
The 61-year-old woman in the house at the time was uninjured but was left shaken.
# armed
Gardaí feel like 'sitting ducks' after decision to withdraw Uzi submachine guns
Revolvers carried by detectives were replaced with semi-automatic handguns to “meet the policing needs” but gardaí say this is not enough.
# diamond heist
Thieves pull off huge diamond heist at Brussels airport
The haul is estimated to be worth around €50 million.
# East Belfast
Armed robbers threaten staff, take computer games
The incident took place in East Belfast last night, and police are seeking information from the public.
Man armed with knife robs off licence
The PSNI are seeking information on the incident, which took place in Ballynahinch last night.
# Foiled
German thieves make off with piggy bank and two chocolate bars
“The way they acted has prompted the suspicion that these were not professional thieves,” said the police.
# Limerick
Boy held over armed tiger kidnapping in Limerick
The 16-year-old boy is being held by Gardaí in Limerick following an incident last Sunday.
# getaway
Armed raider escapes with cash from security van at Dublin shopping centre
The raider made off with an undisclosed sum of cash from the van at the Rathfarnham Shopping centre.