Coolock: Another night of public disorder as fire breaks out at Dublin site earmarked for asylum seekers

Coolock: Another night of public disorder as fire breaks out at Dublin site earmarked for asylum seekers

Gardai have launched a criminal probe into what they suspect to be an arson attack on the former Crown Paints factory in north Dublin’s Coolock. The blaze broke out just after 9pm on Thursday at the site, which was being refurbished to house over 500 asylum seekers. Dublin Fire Brigade contained the fire in the … Read more

Gardaí clear protesters from Coolock site after second night of violence

Gardaí clear protesters from Coolock site after second night of violence

Gardaí were called to Coolock to manage a second night of protests that turned violent over plans to house international protection applicants in the area. The Public Order Unit was deployed to handle the situation. More than 200 protesters gathered, expressing their opposition to the proposed housing. The demonstration escalated with black smoke bombs and … Read more

Dublin violence: Gardai arrest 19 as anti-immigration demonstrations turn violent in Coolock

Dublin violence: Gardai arrest 19 as anti-immigration demonstrations turn violent in Coolock

A total of 19 persons were arrested on Monday evening after anti-immigrant demonstrations turned violent in north Dublin’s Coolock area. While 15 persons — 13 men and two women — were produced before a special sitting of the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin, where they were charged with public order offenses on Monday evening, … Read more

Gardaí In Ireland To Deploy Body Cameras By 2025, With Experimental Use In 2024

Dublin – Garda officers in Ireland are set to embrace modern technology in their line of duty, as the use of body cameras becomes a standard practice by 2025, with an experimental rollout slated for 2024. The lightweight body-worn cameras, visible to onlookers, will record footage directly onto their internal memory. After duty, this footage … Read more

Longer jail terms for people who assault Gardai

For those who assault members of An Garda Sochána, longer prison sentences will be introduced. The suggested modifications will also apply to ramming Garda vehicles. The maximum jail term for assaulting or obstructing a Garda would rise from seven to twelve years under the proposals, which Justice Minister Simon Harris is presenting to Cabinet. The … Read more

Elderly women killed in collision involving lorry in Cork

Following a lorry and pedestrian incident on the road in Co. Cork, a woman has passed away. On Monday at about 3.45 pm, a collision happened on Main Street in Charleville. The woman, who was in her 70s, was declared dead on the spot. No other injuries were reported, according to the Garda. The road … Read more

Elderly woman dies in Clare house fire

A home fire in West Clare overnight claimed the life of an elderly woman. According to reports, a neighbour who saw the fire at the home in Farrihy near Kilkee called the fire department just before 11 o’clock on Thursday. Along with paramedics from the National Ambulance Service and garda, units from the Kilkee and … Read more

Gardai launch investigation following Grafton Street shop robbery on Bank Holiday

A robbery that happened on Monday afternoon in the city centre is being investigated by Gardai. Around 3:30 PM on Monday, a robbery occurred, and Gardai were called to a store on Grafton Street. Thankfully, there were no reported casualties at the site. They acknowledged there had been no arrests. There are still continuing inquiries … Read more

CAB and Defence Forces seize drugs and cash in major Limerick operation

Three persons have been taken into custody by the Garda during a significant operation in Limerick targeting criminal activities. Members of the Limerick Garda Division and the Criminal Assets Bureau, assisted by the Garda Armed Support Unit, Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and Garda Dog Unit, searched 18 premises around Limerick city and … Read more

Five arrested in investigation targeting crime gangs impersonating gardaí

The investigation into a criminal group posing as garda has resulted in the arrest of five persons. Six searches were carried out in three counties yesterday morning in the Dublin and Eastern regions. The searches also resulted in the seizure of three Rolex watches, three automobiles, and €3,000 in cash by the garda. In addition … Read more

Man killed in Sligo single-vehicle collision

A single-vehicle traffic accident in County Sligo claimed the life of a young man. Early on Saturday morning, a man in his 20s was found dead at the site in Rathbraughan, a village outside of Sligo. The body has been taken to the mortuary at Sligo Hospital. The road has been reopened to traffic after … Read more