A MAN HAS been arrested and a handgun seized as part of an investigation into the kidnapping of a bank official’s wife in Co Louth in November. Gardaí carried out searches at six houses on the north side of Dublin city. The arrested man is being detained at Drogheda Garda Station.
Susan Lawlor tied told a court how she was bundled into the backseat of her car before being driven to a field in an unknown location.
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This was the fifth time the case went to trial.
The jury continues to deliberate in the case of another man.
Four men have pleaded not guilty to the false imprisonment of the Richardson family at their Raheny home in 2005.
Securicor worker Paul Richardson is continuing his evidence on day two of the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Four men are accused of kidnapping a man’s family and stealing €2.28 million.
Last month the judge in the trial said the decision was taken due to information of the utmost gravity coming to the court’s attention.
Jonathan Gill (35) is accused of being one of the men involved.
Jeffrey Melvin disappeared in 2012 while on bail for his alleged involvement in a January 2010 tiger raid in Dublin.
There have been calls for cash-in-transit van employees to sit mandatory training in how to deal with situations like a tiger kidnapping.
A ransom was handed over.
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Gardaí are searching for two armed men.
The incident involved a postmistress from the Oldcastle Post Office, Co Meath.
The incident happened last Sunday when a teenager was held for nearly two hours before he fled and notified gardaí.
The 16-year-old boy is being held by Gardaí in Limerick following an incident last Sunday.
Police opened a fresh investigation into McAreavey’s death in July, following a court case which found two men not guilty of her murder.
The party’s Chief Whip said his own family had experienced a tiger kidnapping “first hand” – and that he did not wish to see others suffer the same ordeal.
A gang broke into a home in Swords, making a woman go to work at a nearby post office while under duress.
All-Ireland winner Adrian Ronan’s wife was kidnapped in November 2009, but released without harm some hours later.
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The official, his partner and their child are abducted after an armed gang enter their house in the Co Louth town.
Gardaí are investigating after the gang escaped with €100,000 from a post office run by the man’s parents.
An Post employee’s wife was taken from the family home and falsely imprisoned at a derelict building overnight, before she managed to escape and contact gardaí.
Significant increases were also recorded in the number of controlled drugs, weapons and explosives offences between 2005 and 2009.
Two men were abducted in Tallaght last June. One,a bank worker, was forced to go to AIB in Crumlin Cross and withdraw a large sum of money.
Gardaí are investigating the attempted kidnapping of a security company employee and his family in the early hours of this morning.
Gardaí in Naas are investigating the incident in which four men wearing balaclavas and armed with crowbars and a sledge hammer subjected three women to a traumatic ordeal.
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Armed men force their way into a home in Co Kildare, taking the family of an An Post worker hostage as part of a raid.
Gang make off with €170,000 in cash as woman abducted from her Louth home found tied up in derelict house.