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Gardaí carry out a number of raids on Drogheda criminals and seize drugs and ammo in Tallaght

GARDA NATIONAL UNITS have seized drugs ammunition in raids on premises and vehicles in Drogheda, Louth, and Tallaght, Dublin, today. 

This afternoon, while carrying out intelligence- led investigations targeting organised criminals in Louth, officers attached to the Garda National Drugs ...

2019-07-19 23:22 open_in_new
Seven-year-old girl dies in 'tragic accident' in driveway of Louth house

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD girl has died in an incident at a driveway in Drogheda, Co. Louth this afternoon. It is understood that the car rolled over the child.

The Garda Press Office confirmed that gardai in the town “are investigating an incident which occurred in the driveway of a house in ...

2019-07-07 19:22 open_in_new
The Explainer: What's behind the Drogheda feud?

ON THIS DAY last year, Owen Maguire was shot four times in Drogheda, Co Louth.

This is seen as the start of a feud between two gangs in the town. By November the situation began to boil over with a range violent attacks taking place.

Locals are becoming increasingly fed up of the ...

2019-07-05 20:07 open_in_new
'Significant damage' to house after petrol bomb attack in Drogheda

A SUSPECTED PETROL bomb attack on a house in Drogheda, Co Louth, this morning is believed to be linked to the ongoing feud in town.

The incident occurred at 5.30am in the Rathmullen Park area. Two people who were inside the house at the time were uninjured.

Gardaí said there was ...

2019-07-03 12:28 open_in_new
Gardaí carry out additional patrols after Drogheda gang boss's threats to rivals

GARDAÍ TASKED WITH a keeping a lid on the Drogheda gang feud believe that violence could flare again soon after one of the gang’s leaders issued threats to a number of criminal rivals since his release from prison.

At least 25 more gardaí are being drafted in to police the region due ...

2019-07-02 00:43 open_in_new
Fleadh Cheoil organiser says Drogheda event will go ahead as planned in wake of crime fears

THE FLEADH CHEOIL na hÉireann festival in Drogheda, Co Louth is set to go ahead in six weeks’ time despite local speculation it may be cancelled due to the recent upsurge in feud-related violence in the town. 

The annual traditional music event, manned and organised by over 1,000 ...

2019-06-27 08:22 open_in_new