Ireland: Investigators believe improvised explosive device caused blast at Dublin homeless hostel

Investigators believe the blast that killed a man at a homeless shelter in Dublin city centre yesterday was caused by an improvised explosive device. Gardaí are expected to open a full criminal investigation today as further forensic tests of the Read More …

Irish police investigate fire at disused pub set to house homeless families

Irish police have been investigating a second fire in less than a fortnight at a building local people reportedly believed would be used to accommodate asylum seekers. The emergency services were called to the scene at the Ringsend area of Read More …

Europol: Crackdown on material designed to ‘educate’ future terrorists

On 18 December, Europol’s EU Internet Referral Unit coordinated a Referral Action Day (RAD) on terrorist online content. The operational action also involved special units from Czechia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Finland, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom, and different units Read More …

Ireland: 34 people arrested after riotous mob causes huge destruction

A clean-up is under way in Dublin city centre this morning following violent clashes between large groups of people and gardaí in Dublin last night. Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said 34 people had been arrested and “many more arrests will Read More …

Ireland: Residents evacuated as historical device removed from Dublin suburb

A discovery led to a number of premises being evacuated yesterday afternoon. Gardaí put a cordon in place after they were alerted to a suspicious device found in Clontarf, a coastal suburb around 5 km from the city centre. Members of Read More …

Ireland: Explosive discovered in field in operation targeting Limerick organised crime

Gardaí arrested five men and seized drugs worth over €70,000 in an operation targeting organised crime in Co Limerick on Tuesday. A number of searches were conducted by gardaí attached to Limerick crime functional area at locations in Limerick, Cork Read More …

Ireland: Bomb squad carries out controlled explosion in south Dublin

Dublin residents in the Sandymount / Ringsend area were shocked this evening as army bomb disposal experts and gardaí rushed to the scene of a discovery which required a controlled explosion. A statement from an Garda Síochána this evening said: Read More …

Ireland: Investigation underway following the discovery of a pipe bomb in Clogherhead

Gardaí are investigating the discovery of a pipe bomb in County Louth. It was found at the front door of a house in the Callystown area of Clogherhead around lunchtime yesterday. A Defence Forces spokesperson has confirmed to LMFM News Read More …

Northern Ireland: Omagh bomb questions can ‘only be fully answered with tandem public inquiries’

All questions around the Omagh bomb atrocity can only be answered by holding a public inquiry on both sides of the Irish border, a lawyer representing some bereaved families has said. John McBurney urged the Irish Government to “reconsider” its Read More …

Ireland: Widespread condemnation of arson attack on former Cork school

The Tánaiste has led condemnation of a petrol bomb attack on a former school building which is being retrofitted to house Ukrainian families. Micheál Martin said those responsible for the incident should face the full rigours of the law. He Read More …