Thor Operation

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The son of the 95-year-old man was lured away from the home of his father on false pretences

A senior Garda has said he is “delighted” the force were able to foil the attempted burglary of a 95-year-old man near Ennis on Friday afternoon. Chi(...)

Gardaí at the scene of a crash on the Dublin-bound carriageway in Co Kildare on Thursday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

A teenager has appeared before a court in Kildare in relation to a collision on the N7 on Thursday which left another young person in serious conditio(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan: “Imposing a monitoring system on people who continuously commit offences can be a method of sentencing,” he said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Criminals convicted of serious offences should not be granted bail unless they agree to be electronically monitored, Fianna Fáil has said. The Dáil w(...)

The nature of the crime can be both opportunistic and targeted. Courtney says that of the crimes reported within the construction industry in the past year, 90 per cent involved the theft of tools.   Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

“People magpie them. We refer to them as magpies. It is fairly common,” says Billy Wall, the head of one of the trade unions representing workers in t(...)

Gardaí have begun the  winter phase of Operation Thor, which targets the activities of roving criminal gangs targeting rural areas, last week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Four men are due to appear at Mullingar District Court on Friday morning in connection with a spate of robberies in rural areas. The men were arrest(...)

Gardaí in Dublin have arrested four men in connection with a recent spate of burglaries in the Midlands area. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Gardaí in Dublin have arrested four men in connection with a recent spate of burglaries in the Midlands area. The men - one is aged in his 60s, one i(...)

The suspects were arrested in the Thomastown area for theft, assault, fraud, burglary, drugs offences and on foot of outstanding warrants.

Twenty-seven people have been arrested in a large-scale Garda operation targeting organised crime in Kilkenny. Gardaí from the Kilkenny-Carlow Divis(...)

A total of 47 checkpoints have been mounted in Carlow and Kilkenny, aimed at intercepting and disrupting criminal groups. File photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí have arrested 35 people in Carlow and Kilkenny following a major operation designed to disrupt criminal activity. Operation Thor - or “projec(...)

Gardaí made the discovery during a car search at a Carlow checkpoint. Photograph: Getty Images

A haulier charged with attempting to launder over €1.2 million has been refused bail at a special sitting of Kilkenny District Court. Judge John Che(...)

A recent report by the Waterford Institute of Technology on behalf of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association found two-thirds of farmers had been the victims of crime. Photograph: Alan Betson/  The Irish Times

Rural crime now costs €2.4 million annually, with farming victims each losing an average of €4,300, Fianna Fáil spokesman on justice Jim O’Callaghan h(...)

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