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Aggravated Burglary, Skibbereen,

Aggravated Burglary, Skibbereen,

Gardaí investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred in Skibbereen on 17/01/2021 at approximately 5am, have arrested and charged a man and a woman.

Two persons were reported to have forcibly entered into a residence proceeding to threaten the three occupants present. The property was covered with petrol and the occupants were threatened with a knife during the incident.

No serious injuries were reported and no property was reported stolen.

Following enquiries Gardaí later arrested a man, aged in his 20s, and a woman, aged in her 40s, in connection with this incident.

They were detained at Bantry Garda Station under section 4 of the Criminal Jutice Act 1984. They have since both been charged and are due to appear before Bandon District Court on 18/01/2021 at 10:30am.

You Be Fined If You Travel Beyond The 5k Limit

You Be Fined If You Travel Beyond The 5k Limit

From today Monday, 11th January 2021 members of An Garda Síochána can prosecute breaches of Travel Restrictions under Covid-19 Regulations by means of Fixed Charge Notice.

The Health Act 1947 (Section 31A-Temporary Restrictions) (Covid-19) (No.10) Regulations 2020 in accordance with the Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act, 2020 are currently in force.  Regulation 4 states ‘an applicable person shall not leave his or her place of residence without reasonable excuse’. This is a Penal Regulation and is enforceable.

An Garda Síochána has been consistent in our graduated policing response to supporting Public Health Regulations and guidelines in line with our tradition of policing by consent. This has seen Garda members engage, explain, encourage and, as a last resort, enforce.

From today, where breaches of the travel regulations are detected and a person does not comply with a direction of An Garda Síochána, a prosecution now can be commenced by means of a €100 Fixed Charge Notice.  Where more appropriate, An Garda Síochána may seek a direction from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

We are the most Covid-infected nation in the world

We are the most Covid-infected nation in the world

Ireland has the the highest rate of Covid 19 infection in the world. Ireland has had 10,100 confirmed cases per million people in the last seven days, according to the latest data released by Bloomberg and collated by Johns Hopkins, the WHO and other organisations.

Currently there are 1,575 in hospital with the virus, 146 in ICU.

The latest sample of 92 positive tests examined by the National Virus Reference Lab shows that 45pc of positive cases are of the UK variant, showing the strain’s ever-growing presence in Ireland.


Midleton, Family Have Their Dog Recovered By Gardai After Been Found In U.K

Midleton, Family Have Their Dog Recovered By Gardai After Been Found In U.K

Gardaí have reunited stolen dog “Ruby” with her family in Midleton, Co. Cork after being found in the UK.
In June 2020, Detective Gardaí in Midleton received a report that a springer spaniel had been stolen from her kennel in the greater Midleton area. Detectives began investigating and an appeal was made via the Garda Southern Region Facebook page in an attempt to find her.
The post was viewed by nearly 100,000 people and was spotted by an eagle eyed lady in the UK. The lady then made contact after she had seen Ruby was up for sale on a website in the UK. With the assistance of Somerset Police, Ruby was recovered and made the some 500km journey via Rosslare back to Midleton in time for Christmas.
We are appeal to all pet owners to take all extra security precautions and ensure their pets are microchipped.
Our Crime Prevention Officers and Community Garda are always available to offer crime prevention advice. You can also find lost of tips on www.garda.ie