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Lost property

Lost some cricket gear, a chalice or a flute lately? Gardaí are trying to reunite owners and their stuff

Today is National Property Recovered Day.

LOSING YOUR STUFF is one of the most frustrating things… How could it have just vanished?

The back of taxis, the cloakroom of last night’s club, the shop’s dressing room… we’ve all been guilty of leaving things behind.

Forgetfulness is one thing but our property can also be stolen and then discarded as if they mean nothing.

Today, gardaí across the country are hoping to reunite you with that special item.

For National Property Recovered Day, stations in each division will be exhibiting photos of items they have in storage.

They say:

While most property recovered by An Garda Síochána is immediately returned to its owners – particularly in the recovery of property stolen in the course of theft and burglaries – there are cases where An Garda Síochána is unable to identify the owner and the property remains in garda custody.

Here are just a selection of the things that are waiting for reunification:


Cricket gear






Yamaha jetski




A flute


Sporting trophies


A full list of property, garda stations and photos can be found at

Gardaí have started using social media to return items. Recently, they found the rightful owner – a French tourist – of a camera found in Wicklow.

During today’s sessions, there will also be victims’ services available to those visiting the stations. Crime Prevention Officers will also be on hand with advice and tips.

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