# Crime

This week
4th June 2023 - 8th June 2023
# Crime
Man assaulted by a large group of men on Dublin's Aston Quay on bank holiday afternoon
It is understood that a man, aged in his early 30s, is being treated for stab wounds.
Man arrested in Belfast over Cork assault
He was detained under an international warrant.
Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# Money Laundering
Gardaí warn students not to become 'money mules': 'No bank account, no visa and you'll go to jail'
Gardaí said they have arrested around 100 money mules in the last year.
# Fraud
Gardaí seeing 'tragic cases' of people investing life savings into crypto scams
Gardaí say Irish criminals are moving into the area of online fraud to make money.
Last month
May 2023
# Leaders' Questions
Varadkar: 'Ireland is a pretty safe country. We shouldn't be scaring people into thinking otherwise'
The Taoiseach said he does not think minimum sentences are a good idea.
# dresden
Five sentenced to prison for spectacular Dresden museum jewellery heist
The thieves made off with a haul worth more than €113 million from the Green Vault museum in 2019.
This year
# Galway
Gardaí investigation launched after man found dead in 'unexplained circumstances' in Galway
The man, who was in his 40s, was found behind a retail premises in the Ballybane area.
# Crime
Renewed appeal after deadly attack on Cork pensioner
Florence O’Sullivan (68) was attacked at Glentrasna Court in Cork city on 11 March and later died in Cork University Hospital.
# Belfast
Former GAA club treasurer given 16-year jail term for 'campaign of sexual offending'
Thomas McKenna, 62, pleaded guilty to 162 sexual abuse offences that took place between 1989 and 2018.
# factcheck
Debunked: Claims of Dungarvan attacks by foreign nationals are baseless, according to Gardaí
An investigation resulted in the arrest of a woman for allegedly making a false report.
# AI criminals
ChatGPT's ability to draft realistic texts makes it tool for scammers & cyber crime - Europol
EUROPOL, the EU’s law enforcement agency, has carried out a report looking at the threat posed by the new Artificial Intelligence website.
# Central Criminal Court
Woman allegedly raped by three men in car park tells trial she believed she was 'going for a drive'
The woman said she was clear from the outset that she had been raped but was in shock.
# Revenue
Man (50s) arrested after nearly €1.8 million in cash seized at Dublin Airport
It is suspected the cash is the proceeds of, or was intended to be used for, criminal activity.
# Castlebar
Man found dead with gunshot wounds had recently been acquitted of historical abuse allegations
The deceased had been investigated by gardaí for a number of historic allegations of sexual abuse.
# Crime
Man to appear in court over assault with thrown brick in Dublin
Another man was taken to the Dublin Dental Hospital for treatment.
# Derry
Man hospitalised after being shot four times in legs during abduction outside Coleraine
The man, aged in his 30s, was bundled into a car and had a hood placed over his head before being driven outside the town and shot four times.
# Crime
Most perpetrators of sexual offences are known to the victim, new figures show
In a one-year period, 15% of suspects were partners or ex-partners.
# Dublin
Gardaí raid Kinahan-linked drug distribution hub and seize €2.8 million of cocaine
Eight people have been arrested.
# Gardaí
Gardaí appeal for information ahead of anniversary of murdered man Andrew Allen
Andrew was 24 when he was shot dead at his home in Buncrana in 2012.
Man charged with murder in relation to shooting of father of four in Lurgan
PSNI Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell is urging anyone with information related to the murder to come forward.
# on the agenda
Grooming children into a life of crime to carry penalty of five years in prison under new law
Minister for Justice Simon Harris will today seek Cabinet approval for the new Bill.
# Crime
Two arrested on suspicion of murder as man (30s) dies in Finglas stabbing
Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
# Human Trafficking
Andrew Tate due in Romanian court to appeal against continued detention
The controversial social media influencer is charged with being part of an organised crime group, human trafficking and rape.
Last year
# Idaho
Suspect arrested over killing of four US college students
Thousands of tips flooded in to police and yesterday, a local police chief said they had made a breakthrough — 4,000 kilometers away.
# Rathkeale
Justice minister visits Rathkeale following 'unacceptable' feuding between rival groups
# Limerick District Court
Woman and man sent for trial on charges related to alleged murder of man's son in Limerick
The district court has imposed restrictions on naming the parties in the trial
# Dublin
Man shot dead in suspected Ronanstown drugs feud named locally
He was shot dead around 10pm last night.
# London
Teenager arrested over fatal stabbings of two 16-year-old boys a mile apart in London
The two victims were found with fatal wounds in south-east London on Saturday.
# Crime
New 'street crime' Garda taskforce for Dublin to be established
It is understood the task force could include operations to target low and mid-level drug dealing.
# money mules
Over €12 million was illegally transferred by 'money mules' in the first half of 2022
A money mule is a person who allows their bank account to be used for the transfer of another person’s stolen or illegal money.
# Clonsilla
Man pleads guilty to attempted murder of two gardaí during shootout in west Dublin
The two detectives received non-fatal limb injuries to the feet and one to the hand.
# Operation Thor
Gardaí arrest 14 in Offaly for separate offences
Gardaí from Tullamore, Clara and Edenderry carried out searches, patrols and checkpoints across the county.
# Crime
Murders and burglaries down from pre-pandemic levels
However there has been a 5.6% increase in reported sexual offences since last year.
# Drugs
Two men arrested after €465,000 cannabis drug seizure at Galway growhouse
They have since been charged and are due before Ballinasloe District Court this morning.
# Kimmage
Man arrested for knifepoint robbery of south Dublin shop
The man was arrested this morning in Crumlin.
# Dublin
Man due in court after gardaí and customs seize more than €100,000 of ecstasy in Dublin raid
The seizure is part of a wide ranging investigation into organised crime in the capital.
# Michael McDonagh
Murder investigation launched in UK as Irish man killed in a fight at holiday park
Michael McDonagh was pronounced dead at the scene in a largescale seaside caravan park.
# burglary gangs
Lifting of Covid-19 measures a factor in surge of home break-ins
There has been a 35% rise in the first three months of the year compared to the same period last year.
# Crime
'Significant increases' in online fraud during first half of this year, garda figures show
Bogus tradesman fraud also increased by 81% in the first six months of this year compared to 2021.
# Antrim
Man (29) arrested on suspicion of murder after 63-year-old man found dead in Co Antrim
The man was found dead at his home yesterday morning.