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Garda operation in Drogheda sees 32 searches, 16 arrests and five vehicles seized

A TOTAL OF 16 people were arrested in Drogheda as part of a garda operation target criminality in the area.

Operation Stratus also saw 32 searches carried out and the seizure of five vehicles.

A total of 30 houses were searched by gardaí in which 14 people were arrested on foot of ...

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47 year-old woman found safe and well by gardaí following public appeal

GARDAÍ HAVE THANKED the public for their help in finding a woman who went missing in the Drogheda area yesterday. 

A public appeal was issued earlier today to locate 47 year-old Agnes Smith, but in a statement this evening, investigators said she has been found.

It read: “Agnes ...

2019-05-18 19:13 open_in_new
Two men arrested in connection with aggravated burglaries in Drogheda

TWO MEN HAVE been arrested as part of ongoing investigations into a series of aggravated burglaries and robberies in the Drogheda area.

Gardaí said that both men were arrested in the Drogheda area yesterday and are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at ...

2019-05-17 11:40 open_in_new
Three men to appear in court as part of Drogheda feud investigation

GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING AN ongoing feud in Drogheda have charged three men this afternoon.

The men were arrested yesterday following the discovery of a burnt out car by gardaí, and will appear before a special sitting of Drogheda District Court today at 6pm.

Three men were arrested ...

2019-05-11 20:13 open_in_new
Three men arrested in Drogheda in ongoing feud investigation

GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING AN ongoing feud in Drogheda have arrested three men this afternoon. 

Following the discovery of a burnt out car by gardaí investigating as part of Operation Stratus, three men were arrested for criminal damage. 

One man is being detained in Drogheda Garda ...

2019-05-10 19:01 open_in_new
Drew Harris says that extra gardaí to tackle Drogheda gang violence are not 'a flash in the pan'

GARDA COMMISSIONER DREW Harris has said gardaí are committed to putting an end to the gang violence in Drogheda, Co Louth,

Speaking to media alongside Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan and Drogheda Chief Superintendent Christy Mangan today outside of Drogheda Garda Station, Harris ...

2019-05-03 01:10 open_in_new
Commissioner to send 25 new recruits to Drogheda in crackdown on gang feud

GARDA COMMISSIONER DREW Harris has said 25 new recruits from the training college in Templemore will be sent to Drogheda in June as part of a crackdown on the gang feud which has escalated in recent weeks.

There have been 74 feud incidents since June last year and in the last week there ...

2019-04-30 19:37 open_in_new
Man (20s) hospitalised after alleged attack by four males in Drogheda overnight

GARDAÍ IN DROGHEDA, Co Louth are investigating an alleged assault on a man in the Moneymore area of the town last night.

The man, who is in his 20s was taken to hospital after the incident.

It is alleged he was assaulted by four other males at 10.30pm.

Gardaí say his ...

2019-04-30 13:19 open_in_new
Gardaí investigating three petrol bomb attacks overnight in Drogheda

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING three petrol bomb incidents in Drogheda overnight. 

The first incident happened at around 12.15am at St Laurence’s Park. 

A suspected device was discovered at a house, where the front window and front living room were damaged. No one was in the house at ...

2019-04-28 13:01 open_in_new
Extra armed gardaí in Drogheda as notorious prisoner linked to feud set for release next week

A CONVICTED CRIMINAL gardaí believe is heavily involved in the ongoing Drogheda violence is set for release from prison next week just days after the latest gun attack linked to the ongoing feud. 

Additional armed patrols and uniformed units have been drafted in to the district to cover ...

2019-04-27 18:07 open_in_new
Two houses attacked with petrol bombs in Drogheda overnight

TWO HOUSES HAVE been attacked with petrol bombs in Drogheda, Co Louth.

In the first incident, at about 12.20am this morning, one was found at a house in Ashleigh Heights.  

Gardaí say that a window was broken but no one was injured.

In the second incident at about 4am, ...

2019-04-27 14:58 open_in_new
Garda investigation after house damaged as 'suspected device' thrown through window

GARDAÍ HAVE LAUNCHED an investigation after a suspected device was thrown through a window of a house in Co Louth last night. 

The incident happened at around 11.50pm at Moneymore, Drogheda. 

The front sitting room window of a house when three youths threw a suspected ...

2019-04-26 10:37 open_in_new
Man injured after shooting in Drogheda this evening

GARDAÍ ARE DEALING with a suspected shooting in Drogheda this evening. 

A number of garda units are at the scene. The incident happened at the Hardmans Gardens area of the town.

One man is believed to have suffered injuries.

A number of shots were fired during the ...

2019-04-25 18:52 open_in_new