Government Extends Service Periods for Garda

Government Extends Service Periods for Garda, Defense, and Prison Service Personnel to Tackle Crisis

In response to a significant reduction in personnel, the Irish government has decided to extend the service period for members of the Garda, Defense Force, and Prison Service. The cabinet decision, announced by Ministers Helen McEntee, Meehol Martin, and Pascal Donohoe, involves raising the pension age for Garda officers to 62 and for Defense personnel … Read more

Meth Seizure at Cork Port

Major Crystal Meth Seizure at Cork Port: Over 540kg Worth €32.8 Million Confiscated

In a joint operation this morning, An Garda Síochána and Revenue’s Customs Service successfully seized over 540kg of suspected crystal meth at Cork Port. The estimated street value of the synthetic drugs is €32.8 million, marking the largest-ever crystal meth seizure in Ireland. Two men in their 40s were apprehended in follow-up searches in Kerry … Read more

Companies & Government Collaborate To Combat Insurance Fraud In Ireland: New MOU Signed

In a significant move to tackle insurance fraud in Ireland, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on Tuesday, bringing together Insurance Ireland, An Gardá Síochána (the Irish national police service), and the Alliance for Insurance Reform. The MOU marks a crucial step in the concerted effort to investigate suspected insurance fraud cases thoroughly. Insurance … Read more

Gardaí hailed as ‘heroes’ for providing emergency care to injured teen on motorway

A young man’s severe injuries triggered two Gardai to act bravely, and they received widespread appreciation for it. Gardaí Roisín O’Donnell and Rose McGlynn were out on patrol along the M1 at Charleville, Co Louth, when they were flagged down by a distressed couple on the hard shoulder two weeks ago. Gardai rushed to the … Read more

Herbal cannabis worth more than €1m seized in Dublin

A joint Garda-Revenue operation targeting people suspected of being associated with organised crime resulted in the seizure of herbal cannabis worth at more than €1 million on Thursday in Dublin. The Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, the Dublin Metropolitan Region North Central Divisional Drug Unit, and Revenue’s Customs Service all worked together to … Read more

Three people arrested after €363,000 of cannabis seized in north Dublin

Cannabis believed to be worth €363,000 was seized in Dublin, leading to the arrest of three persons. Revenue officials searched residential properties in north Dublin and discovered around 18.1kg of herbal cannabis. A man in his 20s was arrested on Wednesday and has been charged. A man and woman in their 30s were arrested on … Read more

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman’s body found last week

Following the discovery of a woman’s body in Sligo last week, a man in his 30s has been detained on suspicion of murder. According to Garda statements, they are looking into all the circumstances surrounding the finding of Angela Canavan’s death on May 1st. After 8:30 pm on Monday, Ms. Canavan’s body, who was in … Read more

211 motorists detected speeding on ‘Slow Down’ day

During a 24-hour national “Slow Down” day, more than 200 drivers were caught exceeding the speed limit, according to the garda. The ‘Slow Down’ operation took place from 7 a.m. yesterday till 7 a.m. today. 211 drivers were caught exceeding the speed limit, according to Garda and GoSafe, who examined the speed of 140,720 cars … Read more

Female Garda arrested for drug possession at Dublin Airport

A garda in her 30s has been questioned after being caught with drugs at Dublin Airport yesterday. The Dublin-based lady was discovered to be “in possession of a small quantity of controlled drugs.” At the Ballymun Garda Station, she was interrogated before being let go without being charged. The drugs were forwarded for forensic examination. … Read more

Teenager in critical condition following serious assault in Swords

A teenager is in critical condition in hospital after a serious assault in Swords, in north Dublin, on Thursday evening. Gardaí arrived at the scene on Brookdale Avenue at around 7pm. A 19-year-old man was reportedly transported to Beaumont Hospital, where his condition was described as critical, Garda said. A man in his 20s has … Read more

Man killed and four seriously injured in three vehicle collision

A man in his 40s has been killed and four others, including two young girls, have been seriously injured in a three vehicle collision in Co Wexford. On Wednesday night at around 7.10 p.m., two automobiles and a tractor were involved in an accident on a segment of the N25 close to Ballinaboula. Emergency services … Read more

Man in his 20s dies after single-vehicle crash in Co Galway

In Co. Galway, a road accident claimed the life of a man in his 20s.On the N63, in the Creeveroe, Newbridge, and Ballinasloe townlands, a single vehicle crashed yesterday at about 12.45 p.m. The man, a passenger in the vehicle, was declared dead at the scene, and his body has been transported to Portiuncula University … Read more