A man who, along with an accomplice, tracked a 72-year-old woman home from Lidl after clocking her bank card pin, stole the card, and withdrew €700 from her bank account in what a judge later described as a “low and wicked crime” that involved “malevolent surveillance”.
A judge has ordered a man facing criminal charges to be admitted into a psychiatric unit and to be placed on a waiting list for treatment at the Central Mental Hospital after his solicitor admitted he had struggled to get him the treatment he needs while in custody.
Gardaí have said it is not unusual for Tusla to take five months from the date of a referral in a child welfare case before making contact with the parties involved, with one senior officer citing the workload of social workers as the main reason.
The Road Safety Authority has “reluctantly” withdrawn what it said was its first and so far only prosecution against someone for interfering with or obstructing one of its technical inspectors, after the now-retired officer declined to give evidence.
A chef broke into a credit union in the early hours of last New Year's Eve and was later found to have had in his apartment a steel safe that had been stolen from a Boylesports betting shop during the electricity blackout of Storm Ophelia.
Environmental specialists working on the Bandon River flood relief project in the West Cork town have said they raised concerns with the company who subcontracted them about the porous nature of a haul road the night before it suddenly drained, leading to stricken fish become trapped.
It’s a story that mixes Flann O’Brien and Liam Neeson’s role in Taken — how a farmer harnessed the power of social media and the West Cork bush telegraph to get his stolen coat back from a cycling Dutchman, and all within 24 hours.