Tag Archives: An Garda Síochána

This morning.

Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

Ministers of State at the Department of Justice James Browne TD (top second right) and Hildegarde Naughton TD (centre) helping launch the ‘Lock it or Lose it’ campaign to tackle bike theft.

Sam Boal/RollingNews


This morning.

A total of 6,845 bicycles have been reported stolen since January 2020 and April 23, 2021.

The average value of the stolen bicycles is €500 while 10% of the bikes were worth €1,000 or more.

More than 70% of the bicycles were reported stolen in the Dublin Metropolitan Region for a total of 4,825 bikes [compared to in Cork]…

A total of 2,139 bicycles were recovered throughout that period but these were not necessarily stolen during the same timeframe.

Nearly 7,000 bikes stolen since January 2020 (RTÉ)

This afternoon.

Nass, county Kildare.

Gardai at a checkpoint using smartphones running a new app to detect whether cars are out of insurance or tax.  The Active Mobility App has access to Pulse system, PSNI information, driver and vehicle records .

What could possibly go wrong?

The app uses technology pioneered by the Department of Post and Telegraph in the 1970s.


Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews

This morning.

Via Independent.ie:

Letterkenny-based Garda Gráinne Doherty revealed the special phone number has been set up at Letterkenny Garda station which will cover the entire county.

Anybody who hears of illegal parties or gatherings is encouraged to contact the telephone number, 0749167101 to report incidents.

Garda Doherty said all calls will be investigated.

Good times.

Gardaí in Covid-hit Donegal set up hotline to let public report illegal parties and gatherings (Independent.ie)


Last night.

Pat Sweeney’s children were returned to their mother following outcry over their removal from their father’s home by An Garda Síochána at 3.30am on Saturday. It is understood the children were the subject of a court order to be returned to their mother, who lives in France.

Mr Sweeney had last month filmed officers removing parishioners from a local church. He is shown at top (video) in Longford Garda Station.

Previously: Go In Peace

Via Shannonside Radio:

Gardai in Athlone have confirmed that no fixed charged penalty notices were issued for breaches of Covid-19 regulations after they attended a church in Athlone on Sunday morning.

Officers spoke to a number of people who gathered at the church in the town for an early morning mass just after 10am.

Video footage of gardai speaking to people inside the church and outside has been shared online and Gardai have confirmed to Shannonside FM that officers engaged with those present and all persons complied with direction from Gardaí.

No fines issued after Gardai attend mass in Athlone (Shannonside)



Illegal plants!!

This morning.

Gardaí in Gorey, County Wexford seized cannabis plants (above) and arrested two men and one woman during a search operation yesterday.

The streets of Gorey are a little safer.

Thanks, guards.




This morning.

It’s good to talk.

With the rozzers?

Only you can decide.