Tuesday 20 February 2018

Gang war blamed for man's shooting

Gardai believe a man, who was seriously wounded after six shots were fired at him, is the victim of a notorious crime gang in west Dublin.

A lone gunman singled out David Goulding as he sat in the front passenger seat of a car. The driver was about to reverse the car out of the driveway at Cherryfield View in Harstown, Clonsilla, on Wednesday night, when the gunman approached. He pulled out a handgun, looked into the car and fired six times. Mr Goulding was hit in the back and arm.

Microwave recall over shock fears

SANYO has been forced to recall thousands of microwave ovens over fears that they could cause severe electric shocks.

The firm said that 8,156 of the machines were sold in Ireland and the UK between March 2010 and this month. It has asked customers who purchased a microwave in the period to check the serial and model numbers. The microwaves in question have the model numbers EM-C8787B UK2 in black or EM-C8787W in white.

Three men held in cannabis swoop

Three Chinese men appeared before a court yesterday on charges relating to the seizure of €1.4m worth of cannabis plants on Tuesday.

Tangfu Han (25), Weiwen Wang (26) and Bin Wang (31) appeared at Portlaoise District Court charged with possession of drugs for sale and cultivating cannabis at Aughnacarna, Durrow, Co Offaly. They were remanded in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court on February 1.

Woman quizzed on gun murder

GARDAI were last night questioning a woman about the murder of Dean Johnson, who was shot dead as he sat in the back of a friend's car in west Dublin last May.

Officers arrested the 36-year-old suspect yesterday and brought her to Ronanstown station under section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

Mr Johnson was hit in the head and shoulder when the gunman fired five shots from a handgun through a rear passenger window of the car, which had been parked close to the victim's home in Neilstown.

Pipe bombs found hidden in a ditch

FIVE pipe bombs have been found concealed inside pipes in a ditch.

The viable devices were made safe by members of the Defence Forces after they were recovered by gardai alongside a rural laneway in Ballyblood, Tulla, east Clare.

Irish Independent

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