Ireland Extra gardaí deployed in Cork city after plan to rob shop is shared on social media
Gardai appeal for witnesses after ‘serious’ hit and run in Cork
The Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a hit and run collision in Cork city. In the early hours of Saturday morning, a 23 year old pedestrian was struck by a car on Magazine Road, Cork and sustained serious injuries.
ADDITIONAL GARDA RESOURCES have been deployed in Cork city centre after a large group of young people gathered for an alleged robbery attempt.
Up to 100 young people gathered in the Patrick Street area, some of whom were wearing balaclavas.
A post circulating on social media encouraged people to show up in the city this evening in order to rob a premises.
BREAKING - Gardai and armed police are on scene on Patrick's Street where up to 100 youths with their heads covered, rampaged through the street en masse earlier. Gardai have the scene under control. (Pic Credit RedFM)
Cork mum whose kid's Christmas presents were burned in stolen car hits back at critics of Essex truck joke
Adrianne Cook told the Irish Mirror it was a joke she made in what has been a stressful week .She said: "People need to get a grip, it was a joke."I mean look at the amount of coverage over my car - surely there's more important news. That's all that was meant by it!"She previously told how she spent months collecting toys for her three-year-old boy Cillian.Adrianne is now on a mission to catch those responsible.She said: “It didn’t hit me straight away but it did two days later and I cried for the whole weekend.“Since August I’ve been collecting one or two toys every week.Neil Prendeville (@NeilRedFM)
A spokesperson said local gardaí “were made aware of the potential for an incident to occur at a retail premises on Patrick’s Street”.
“Additional resources were deployed to the area to prevent any incident occurring. No offences have been disclosed in the area. Gardaí continue to patrol the area currently,” they added.
Labour Councillor John Maher called the alleged robbery plan “chilling and sobering”. He commended gardaí for dealing with the situation swiftly.
Maher said he will write to Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris “to request that special branch officers are drafted into Cork city” to prevent similar behaviour happening in the future.
Chaos in Cork as 'up to 100 youths' gather for pre-planned raid on city centre store
People were told not to come if they couldn't run and not to wear uniform Gardai are on patrol in Cork city this evening as a large gang of youths gathered for a pre-planned raid on a city centre store.
Man (20s) arrested after staff threatened with 'machete' during robbery at petrol station in Cork .
A till tray containing cash and receipts was taken during the incident.Shortly after 5.30pm yesterday a man armed with what has been described by gardaí as a machete entered the petrol station on Blackrock Road.