Garda briefs...


Sometime between 9am on Thursday March 18 and 9am on Friday March 19 one of the buildings attached to St Bridget’s Hospital, Ballinasloe was broken into and a circulation pump removed from the boiler house. The gardaí in Ballinasloe are asking anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously around St Bridget’s Hospital, Ballinasloe on Thursday night/Friday morning, anyone with any information or anyone who may have been offered this circulation pump for sale to contact Ballinasloe Garda Station on 09096 31890.

On Friday March 19 between 1am and 7.30 am a house at Pearse Avenue, Mervue, Galway was broken into. Gardaí in Galway are asking anyone who may have seen anything unusual in the area around Pearse Avenue in the early hours of Friday morning or anyone with any information that could help their investigation to contact them at Galway Garda Station on 091-538000.


Gardaí in Loughgeorge wish to appeal for witnesses to a robbery and assault that occurred at The Friary, Claregalway, Co Galway at approximately 8pm on St Patrick's Day March 17. Two young males walking near The Friary, Claregalway were robbed of a portable speaker by a group of between 10 and 15 youths. During the robbery one of the male was assaulted. Gardaí wish to appeal to anyone who may have witnesses this incident or to witnesses who may have been in the area around The Friary at around 8pm St Patrick's evening to contact Loughgeorge Garda Station on 091-842870 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Criminal Damage

Gardaí in Galway are appealing for witnesses after vandals sprayed graffiti on the exterior walls of St Michael's GAA Clubhouse at the Westside Playing Fields, Seamus Quirke Road, Galway. The incident occurred between 6.20pm on Thursday March 18 and 5pm on Friday March 19. Anyone who may have witnessed the damage being caused or anyone who may have any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Galway Garda Station on 091-538000.

At 7.50 am on Saturday, March 20 a number of objects were thrown at grey Toyota Avensis parked at Bishop Street, Tuam, Co Galway causing damage to driver's side and rear windows along with damage to the wing mirrors. The gardaí in Tuam Garda Station are asking anyone who may have witnessed this damage being caused or anyone who may have any information that could aid their investigation to contact them on 093-70840.

National 'Slow Down Day' March 26

An Garda Síochána will conduct a national speed enforcement operation "Slow Down Day”, supported by the Road Safety Authority (RSA ) for a 24 hour period from 7am on Friday March 26 until 7am on Saturday March 27.

The aim of "Slow Down day” is to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding, to increase compliance with speed limits and act as a deterrent to driving at excessive or inappropriate speed. The overall objective is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, reduce injuries on our roads and save lives.

This Friday’s operation will consist of high visibility speed enforcement in more than 1300 locations throughout the country for the 24hr period. An Garda Síochána is asking all drivers to support the National "Slow Down day” and not exceed the posted speed limit. It is vital that drivers adjust their speed to all the road, traffic and weather conditions at any given time.

Speeding is a factor in a third of all fatal crashes each year so by slowing down you can help save lives.


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