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A Bloomsday bike messenger rally photocall last June

More than 14,000 bicycles, worth in excess of €2m, have been stolen over the past two-and-a-half years.

The scale of bike thefts is revealed in figures compiled by the Garda Analysis Services, which show that of the 14,000 bikes stolen since January 2016,  Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway are being targeted specifically.

These four cities account for 83% of the total number of thefts.

More than 6,000 bikes were stolen last year, a 7.5% increase year-on-year.

More than 14,000 bikes stolen since 2016 (RTÉ)


Graham writes:

I lknow you don’t normally do this but I lost my phone last Saturday night in Malahide, [Dublin 13] or in the taxi that dropped me back to [nearby] Bayside

The phone is a Samsung Galaxy S7, it’s not in a case but it is in good condition except for a small chip to the screen. The only identifiable mark is a sticker on the back with a barcode and IMEI number.

The phone itself wouldn’t turn on for me (which is why I took it out of its case) but it contains a micro SD card with all my photos on it. No luck at Garda station or cab company.

Most of the photos are of my son since birth, and it was his 1st birthday this weekend so the photos are a particularly big loss…


Thanks Alan Bracken



Could you use a greyhound on your sofa?

Aaron writes:

I’m trying to find a young female greyhound a home in Dublin. Unfortunately, she is at risk of being put down and I’ve been trying hard to avert that from happening.

Sunny is a young greyhound and Ideally she would like to meet a girl her age as she read once, there’s no better best friend to a little girl than a dog, and Sunny would really like to be someone’s best friend.

Failing that, Sunny is happy with anyone who could show her love and affection, and she’s been working really hard to find a good owner, she has all her vaccinations and even a certificate in good behaviour!!

Her hobbies include; running in the park and cuddling on the sofa.

So, if you know anyone who would like to welcome Sunny into their lives or if you think you can be Sunny’s best friend, please contact Kanzi Kamel; 0874603640


From top: Map of Dublin Zoo: HTC One M8

Italia ’90 writes:

I know you don’t normally do this but, can I ask your assistance in trying to reconnect my lost and very lonely HTC One M8 that I lost on a recent trip to Dublin Zoo.

G Raffe has been of great assistance but can only see so far out of his enclosure. It was last used inside the zoo according to my tracker and whatsapp and I had it in my hand on Chesterfield Ave, directly opposite the zoo entrance.

I put up a couple of small Lost & Found signs on a tree behind a white bench as that’s where I sat for a few minutes and contemplated how good life can be from time to time. :)



Via Clontarf.ie

This lovely fellow managed to get loose from his back garden in Clontarf today after the side entrance was left open. He is missing from the Malahide Road/Howth Road area of Clontarf. Please share and get in touch if you hear from him/see him!

Thanks Alan Bracken

Jason Kearney writes:

I know this is a long shot and I’m sickened even talking about it but my bike got robbed today [from Stoneybatter, Dublin 7] so sharing this in hope someone might spot it or something. I’m ragin as it was a class bike and I was really attached to it.

Matt Black single speed Foffa (logo on front but most likely ripped off by now), black all over except for rims on both wheels, worn to silver by brakes. Handlebar tape worn/bit ripped on outside of right handlebar. Only ever seen one more of these Foffa’s in matt black in Dublin so pretty distinguishable…


David writes:

On Wednesday, May 23 in Dublin City Centre I lost my old Blackberry Curve Phone (Black in colour and fairly beaten up) which was a kind of back up for e-mails only to my modern Samsung. Its really only of sentimental value as there are some messages going back some years that I kept.

I have searched high and low via Pearse Street Garda Station and each and every office and shop outlet I called into that day. The phone was found but the problem is that there is no audio audible in or out unless you have ear buds in.

On the second day someone answered it but of course they could not hear me. Whoever found it did not use or abuse the phone as it went a week fully operational (no password needed to use ).

I am offering a €100 reward for its safe return. Any assistance greatly appreciated. Many thanks in anticipation and my best regards.