A convicted rapist who has family connections in West Cork is rumoured to be moving to the area to escape harassment since his release from prison. The Sunday Mirror reported that Patrick “Lolo” O’Driscoll is believed to be moving to West Cork following threats to his safety in the Glenville area north of Cork city.
THE body of a man was removed from Wesley Place, Bandon on Wednesday, September 10th when emergency services were called to attend a suspected drugs overdose. Paramedics and gardaí were quickly in attendance and the unidentified male was pronounced dead at the scene.
GARDAÍ are asking boat owners in West Cork to be extra vigilant following a spate of robberies of outboard motors from boats moored at different locations in West Cork. Two similar incidents have occurred at Aughadown Pier, last Tuesday, August 5th and at Crookhaven on Thursday, August 7th.
AS part of on-going operation targeting the sale and supply of drugs in the Bandon area gardaí have made a significant seizure of cannabis herb in the Bandon area. Gardaí from the Cork City Divisional Drug Unit assisted by uniformed officers carried out a search of premises in the Templemartin area of Bandon at approximately 10am on July 3rd.
HAVE you heard about the thefts and house burglaries in this area lately? If not, then from this week you will have a unique opportunity to be informed about what is going on in your area. A text alert system will launch this week in conjunction with an Garda Siochana, Drinagh Community Alert and partners.
Gardaí are urging members of the public who are buying or selling their cars privately to take necessary precautions before finalising the sale. In general, what happens is as follows:
THE Skibbereen & District Chamber of Commerce has announced that they have been awarded funding toward the installation of CCTV in the town as part of the Cork County Council Community Fund Scheme, West Cork. The funding awarded from Cork County Council together with the allocation set aside by Skibbereen Town Council, prior to its abolition, of more than €45,000 toward the scheme will ensure that the project will
CHIEF Supt Tom Hayes of Cork West Garda Division hosted an innovative conference involving all 70 Community Alert and Neighbourhood Watch groups in the Division in the Riverside Park Hotel in Macroom recently. The event which was organised by Crime Prevention Officer for the region Sgt Ian O’ Callaghan had a twin objective. Firstly to explain about the roll out of the new Text Alert system for West Cork and
FIANNA Fáil senator Denis O’Donovan says he’s extremely concerned about increases in certain crimes in the West Cork region. According to Senator O’Donovan, the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office reveal startling rises in assaults, theft, fraud and deception cases. “These figures show a worrying rise in assaults and thefts in the third quarter of 2013. According to the CSO crime statistics there were 199 theft and related
TWO witnesses in the Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder case had their phone calls recorded at Bandon Garda station, it has emerged. Both Marie Farrell and Martin Graham, key witnesses in the investigation were recorded while speaking to gardaí.