Gardaí investigate theft of 21 sheep from farm

Gardaí have begun investigations into the theft of a number of sheep from a farm in Co. Cavan earlier this month, An Garda Síochána has confirmed.

In an appeal for information on the matter, the law enforcement authority said:

“Gardaí in Bailieboro are currently investigating the theft of 21 sheep which were taken from a farm in the townland of Farthadreen.

The incident occurred between Sunday, August 9, and Tuesday, August 11.

“If you saw anything suspicious during that period in the area or can assist in any way please contact the Gardai at Bailieboro on: 042-9694570,” the Garda statement concluded.

4 men appear in court over ATM thefts

Last week, four men appeared before the Special Criminal Court in relation to attempted thefts of ATMs in the border region of the country last year.

The four men were arrested and charged by Gardaí in the early hours of Tuesday morning, August 25, for offences contrary to Section 4 of the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act, 2001, and Sections 72/73 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2006.

The four men – aged 26, 29, 34 and 38 – were charged following ongoing investigations into the attempted theft of an ATM in Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, on April 3, 2019; the attempted theft of an ATM in Virginia, Co. Cavan, on August 14, 2019; and the seizure of cash at an address in Moynalty, Co. Meath, intended to facilitate the commission of organised crime.

The arrests were made by Gardaí attached to the Special Detective Unit and detective branches based in Carrickmacross, Bailieboro, Monaghan and Kells, following direction from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).