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# crime - Today’s News

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# crime - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Irish drug dealers networking with criminal gangs in Colombia, Bolivia, Afghanistan

As these gangs become more sophisticated, gardaí are forced to constantly change up their tactics.

# crime - Saturday 30 January, 2016

VIDEO: The bunker where on-the-run mobsters were finally found in Italy

Giuseppe Crea and Giuseppe Ferraro eluded capture for 10 years and 18 years respectively.

# crime - Friday 29 January, 2016

The most wanted people in Europe and their horrific crimes

Europol has published a list of Europe’s 45 most wanted criminal suspects.

# crime - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Shop worker injured after robbery at knife-point

Gardaí in Ballymun are investigating the crime.

# crime - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Passenger outrage as thieves steal luggage from Aircoach buses

The company said the incidents are taken extremely seriously, but they only occur in a small number of cases.

# crime - Monday 25 January, 2016

Three Limerick teens mugged as they walked to school

A man has been arrested by gardaí in Limerick.

# crime - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Frances Fitzgerald says the battle against burglaries is being won

They won’t be wiped though, she says.

# crime - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Fianna Fáil wants gardaí on the Luas to stop burglars escaping

The party’s crime policy includes increasing the Garda force to 15,000.

# crime - Friday 15 January, 2016

Thieves target pharmacies for all their cosmetic and fake tan needs

A survey showed that three out of four pharmacies have experienced some form of crime.

# crime - Sunday 10 January, 2016

When life means life: ‘All I went for was a few bob. I hadn’t it in mind at all to kill her’

Through the Freedom of Information Act, discovered there are just three men who have been imprisoned for over 40 years for murders committed back in the 1960s and 1970s.

Here’s a breakdown of the Garda station sales that have made €2.5m

Some 139 stations have been closed – 36 of these have been sold.

# crime - Saturday 9 January, 2016

11 true-crime documentaries to watch after you’re done with Making a Murderer

If you’re having Making a Murderer withdrawals here’s a few to sink your teeth into.

# crime - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Couple attacked by burglars after returning home with their children

The three burglars, described as eastern European men, took a sum of money and phones.

# crime - Monday 4 January, 2016

Three strikes and life: This is Renua’s radical policy on crime

Renua’s election manifesto includes a measure that would jail some repeat burglars for life.

# crime - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Murder, theft, corruption – The most notorious crimes in American history

These are crimes that will not soon be forgotten.

# crime - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Pest control, maintenance and security at closed Garda stations has cost €846,000 to date

That works out at an average of €7,000 per property per year.

A man robbed a woman’s handbag as she cleaned her husband’s grave on Christmas Eve

The 73-year-old victim sustained minor injuries in the mugging.

# crime - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Thieves return packages they stole by mistake to police, but keep Louis Vuitton loot

Six packages belonging to the French police were stolen on 22 December.

# crime - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

82-year-old to stand trial for alleged abuse on young men almost 50 years ago

The Court of Appeal unanimously declared he should stand trial.

# crime - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Most criminals reoffend. So, what’s the answer? Locking them up and throwing away the key?

For repeat offenders of any crime, after a certain point there is perhaps very little we can do as a society to help them, but other countries are shaking things up, writes Aaron McKenna.

# crime - Friday 18 December, 2015

Thirty boxes of steak and a power washer stolen from Antrim butchers

Police want to hear from anyone who may be offered meat for sale in unusual circumstances.

Priest gave burglar a lift into town after finding him in his wardrobe

The man had sent the priest a Christmas card shortly before the robbery.

# crime - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Two youths arrested over Cork assault on pregnant woman

The young woman was punched in the face while walking down the street.

# crime - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Drug-smuggling baggage handler switched labels on innocent passengers’ suitcases

The airport worker – along with three others – was jailed for smuggling almost a million euro worth of drugs.

# crime - Thursday 10 December, 2015

PHOTOS: Gardaí seize €200,000 worth of fake designer shoes, handbags and make-up

No longer coming to a Christmas market near you.

Man who had sex with his ‘mentally impaired’ cousin has sentence cut on appeal

He had been sentenced to five years, but will now serve 18 months.

# crime - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

South Korean family charged with murder over brutal hotel exorcism

A 41-year-old woman was “severely” beaten, allegedly by a group including her own son.

‘Drink responsibly and avoid confrontation’: Gardaí want fewer assaults this Christmas

“Thieves take advantage of us at this time of year as they know we may be distracted.”

# crime - Saturday 5 December, 2015

Parole hearing brings back dark memories of the notorious “San Francisco witch killers”

In the early 1980s, Suzan and Michael Carson went on a religious, drug-fuelled mission to rid the world of “witches” in California.

# crime - Friday 4 December, 2015

WATCH: Teen sentenced for robbing a Subway armed with a machete

The 16-year-old boy threatened staff with the knife, before ripping a cash register from its drawer.

# crime - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

US politician has a plan for immigrant criminals who re-enter illegally: Execute them

One local political leader called the comments “vile, hateful and downright deplorable.”

# crime - Monday 30 November, 2015

Here’s how repeat offenders causing ‘havoc’ are going to be tackled

Gardaí, the Irish Prison Service, and the Probation Service are joining forces on the initiative.

# crime - Friday 27 November, 2015

Gang used fake ambulances to smuggle heroin and cocaine worth €2.3 BILLION into UK

The elaborate 14-month scheme involved bogus “patients” and fake paramedic costumes.

60,000 bottles of counterfeit perfume destined for street markets seized

The value of these goods could be in excess of €8 million.

# crime - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Criminal tries to ram jeep full of armed gardaí he mistook for rival gang

The man was arrested in Drogheda on Sunday morning.

# crime - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Two men injured in stabbing at Galway courthouse

Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

# crime - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

“There’s only one law in this country and that’s the law of the jungle” – Irish farmers using guns to protect themselves

Farmers are reporting widespread intimidation and crime in their areas.

# crime - Friday 13 November, 2015

New DNA database will ‘close the net’ on serial offenders

It’s hoped the system will help find missing people and deal with an increase in burglaries.

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