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State Pathologist’s office notified of body discovery on Galway shoreline

GARDAÍ are investigating the discovery of a body on the coastline in south County Galway this afternoon, reports Pat Flynn. The office of the State Pathologist has been notified and requested to conduct a post-mortem examination of the remains which are believed to be that of a woman. Gardaí have confirmed that the outcome of that examination will determine the course of their investigation. Gardaí were alerted at around 11.30am on Tuesday after a person out walking reported finding a body washed up at Doorus north of Kinvara. Gardaí responded to the scene and on arrival found a body on the shoreline. Gardaí requested assistance from the fire service to help reach and recover the remains. Units of Galway Fire and Rescue Service from Gort station travelled to the scene at around 1.30pm and assisted with recovering the body. Crews had to carry the body over an embankment and back to the road before it was removed to the mortuary …

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Bid to remove overturned truck causes Clare road closure

A ROAD in north Clare has been closed today, as a crane is to be used to help right a cement truck that overturned there yesterday afternoon. The truck overturned on the R476 at around 4pm, at a location around 1.5 miles outside of Kilfenora, on the way towards Lisdoonvarna. Gardai said that no-one was injured in the accident. It is understood that the accident happened on a section where roadworks have recently taken place.

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Gardai warn of PPS phone scam

GARDAÍ are urging the public to spread the word of fraud prevention as people continue to fall victim to scams on a daily basis. In recent days Gardaí have received reports nationwide relating to automated scam phone calls. The recipient is called and advised via a recorded message that An Garda Síochána is investigating them in relation to suspicious activity linked to their PPS number. In order to rectify the situation the recipient is then advised to press a number to speak to someone further in relation to the matter. These scam calls are mainly coming from numbers with the 087 prefix. On receipt of these communications, the advice of An Garda Síochána is as follows: • Do not engage with the caller. • Do not return the call. • Do not follow the automated instructions – Do not press 1 etc. • Never disclose personal or financial information. • Hang up and block the number if possible. Whilst the …

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Over €22,000 of suspected cannabis seized in Tulla

GARDAÍ have seized over €22,000 of suspected cannabis in the Tulla area following a search by the Clare Garda Divisional Drugs Unit at around 5pm on, Tuesday, May 24, 2021. During the course of the search Gardaí discovered a quantity suspected cannabis plants, at various stages of growth, with a street value of €21,600. The plants were located in a greenhouse on the property. Gardaí also seized €1,000 of suspected cannabis herb. The suspected drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis. A man, aged in his 40s, was arrested and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Ennis Garda Station. He was later released from custody and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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Increase in traffic volumes expected in vicinity of Ennis and Meelick vaccination clinics

AN increase in traffic volumes in the vicinity of both the Ennis and Meelick Centres is expected over the coming weeks. People attending for their vaccination are advised that they should only attend within five or 10 minutes of their appointment time. Gardaí have advised that at the Ennis Centre, once the numbers attending increase there will be no right turns into the hotel site. People coming from the Ennis side will need to continue past the hotel to the next roundabout and then enter the site with a left hand turn. There will also be no right turn out of the Abbey Court / Abbey Ville estates,and people exiting from this development will need to go left down to the roundabout and then continue. Sergeant Triona Brooks, Crime Prevention Officer said, “At the  Meelick Centre as the traffic volumes to the Vaccination Centre will probably affect the normal flow of traffic at the roundabout close to the Radisson, people …

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Man arrested and charged in relation to Clare robbery

Gardaí have arrested and charged a man in relation to a robbery in County Clare on April 19. Shortly after 1am a man, armed what is believed to be a handgun and a crowbar entered a shop on Gort Road in Ennis. The man threatened staff and demanded cash from till. One customer in the shop at the time was also threatened. The staff member handed over the contents of the till and the man left then left the shop. No person was injured during the incident. Uniform and detective Gardaí from Ennis Garda Station attended and begun an investigation. A man, aged in his 20s, was then arrested on April 26, 2021. He was brought to Ennis Garda Station where he was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. He has since been charged and is due to appear before Ennis District Court this morning. The man is also charged in connection with an attempted burglary …

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Man in his 20s arrested in Ennis as part of Operation SKEIN

GARDAÍ have arrested a man, aged in his 20s, as part of an ongoing investigation under Operation SKEIN, this morning, Friday, April 23. A search operation was conducted by Gardaí at a location in Ennis, with assistance from the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB). The man was arrested for offences contrary to Section 72 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2006 as amended. He is currently detained in Ennis Garda Station under the provisions of Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007. He can be detained for up to seven days. This is the 21st arrest as part of Operation SKEIN.

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Gardaí warn of latest phone and text scam

GARDAÍ and the Department of Social Protection are advising the public to be aware of fraudulent phone calls and texts requesting their personal data. Gardaí say they are aware of a recent scam where members of the public have been receiving phone calls and texts from persons fraudulently advising they are a named official of the Department of Social Protection and being advised their PPS number has been compromised. The person receiving the call is then requested to verify their name, PPS number, and, in some cases, bank account details. This personal data will then be used by the persons calling for fraudulent purposes. Gardaí would like to advise members of the public to be wary of such calls and; • Do not engage with the caller or return the call • Never share personal information data with such callers or with people who make contact by text • A member of An Garda Siochana or a Department of Social …

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