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# Ballyfermot

Last week
19th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Three men arrested after armed robbery in Dublin post office
Three people entered the post office this afternoon with a sledgehammer and what is understood to have been an imitation firearm.
Last month
November 2023
Gardaí seek witnesses to an alleged assault and dangerous driving incidents in Dublin yesterday
A number of incidents reportedly took place between on the N4 in Palmerstown yesterday afternoon.
This year
Second teenager given 11-month sentence over ramming of Garda car in Ballyfermot last year
A third youth accused of twice ramming the officers’ vehicle is awaiting trial in the Circuit Court.
Teen given six-month sentence over ramming of garda car in Ballyfermot last year
District Court president Judge Paul Kelly also placed the teen on supervised probation for 12 months.
Local politicians call for action over 'increased sense of threat' amid far-right protests
Councillors told The Journal of how recent months have seen a focus on local representatives from certain parties.
Gardaí seize €525,000 worth of suspected cocaine while Revenue seize MDMA and cannabis
Several arrests have been confirmed today related to drug seizures.
Teen who 'refused to get out of bed' pleads guilty to garda car ramming in Ballyfermot
Videos of the Ballyfermot incident were shared widely on social media, with the clips showing collisions with the patrol vehicle cheered by on-lookers.
Woman charged with murder of man in Dublin last November
The man was found with apparent stab wounds in a flat in Ballyfermot on 8 November 2022.
Case dropped against 14-year-old charged in connection with Ballyfermot Garda car ramming incident
The case was dropped to allow the teen to participate in a crime diversion
Ballyfermot violence: Garda injured as he tried to help woman 'knocked down' by motorbike
One of the gardaí was hospitalised when a crowd of young people watching several motorbikes performing stunts in the centre of the Dublin suburb turned on the officers.
Garda struck by missile during policing plan for Ballyfermot funeral
‘I sincerely hope my colleague makes a speedy recovery from the injuries he received in the line of duty,’ said the local GRA rep.
'This is the real Ballyfermot': Local community group forms to show solidarity after protests
Ballyfermot Cherry Orchard For All is the latest community group to form in the wake of protests that have occurred in recent months.
Refugee accommodation protestors 'roar obscenities' outside house of Ballyfermot councillor
Independent councillor Vincent Jackson said he returned to his home yesterday evening to find his ‘daughter roaring and crying’.
Gardai get more time for DPP directions in Cherry Orchard car ramming case
Four boys were arrested in connection with the ramming of a Garda car, two 14-year-olds and two 15-year-olds.
Last year
Helen McEntee begins maternity leave with Heather Humphreys taking over justice brief
Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys will take over the justice brief until 17 December.
Government sets up group to ‘intensify’ support for Cherry Orchard
The area came under the spotlight in September after people cheered as a Garda patrol car was rammed.
Third man in court over Ballyfermot garda attacks
Gardai arrested three men and one woman during the investigation.
Two men appear in court following assault on gardaí in Ballyfermot
The men, aged in their 50s and 30s, appeared before the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin this morning.
Taoiseach condemns 'utterly reprehensible' attack on two Gardaí outside pub in Ballyfermot
The two gardaí were responding to an incident last night when the attack occurred.
Woman arrested in connection with stabbing incident in Ballyfermot released without charge
A man was found with an apparent stab wound in a flat in Claddagh Court in Dublin shortly after 2.30am on Tuesday.
Woman in her 40s arrested after man stabbed to death in Ballyfermot in Dublin
The man was found in a flat in the Dublin suburb early this morning.
Two men sent forward for trial for alleged assault of teenagers in Dublin
One teen, Alanna Quinn Idris, lost her sight in one eye following the incident.
Witness appeal after woman threatened with suspected gun during car hijacking in Dublin
The incident occurred at 3.10pm this afternoon on Park West Road in Ballyfermot, Dublin 12.
Cherry Orchard: Six homes searched in probe into patrol car ramming
Mobile phones and clothing were seized during the raids.
Cherry Orchard locals are 'fed up' and 'ignored' and feel criminals are 'in charge'
Gardaí in the area are “undervalued and overworked”, according to officers.
'Disgraceful': Commissioner condemns ramming of garda car in Cherry Orchard
The Garda Public Order Unit has been brought in to the area as a result.
Teen pleads guilty to stealing double-decker bus for 30 minutes
The court heard that the teenager, who had left his care facility in Cork, managed to get the bus started.
Gardaí seize Uzi and silencer in west Dublin
Officers also seized ammunition.
13-year-old boy missing from Dublin found safe and well
He had been missing from the Ballyfermot area since 12 June.
Man jailed for attacking elderly neighbour during burglary while on bail
Alan Downey has 40 previous convictions, including convictions for assault causing harm, theft and possession of knives.
Woman (30s) arrested in connection with fatal shooting in west Dublin
The shooting occurred in Ballyfermot on 9 January.
Two pedestrians hospitalised following collision in Dublin
The incident happened at around 8pm yesterday evening.
Second male juvenile arrested in connection with serious assault in Ballyfermot
A second male has been arrested while the first male has been released, Gardaí said.
Gardaí investigating serious assault in Ballyfermot arrest young male
Two teenagers suffered serious injuries when they were assaulted in December.
Seven scramblers and a quad bike seized in garda operation
Two of the bikes were confirmed as stolen and officers are in the process of reuniting them with their owners.
Man (40) appears in court in connection with fatal shooting of Michael Tormey
The 49 year-old victim was shot dead earlier this month.
Man (40) charged over fatal Ballyfermot shooting
The man is due to appear in court tomorrow morning.
Gardaí pursuing 'multiple lines of inquiry' in Michael Tormey murder investigation
Michael was shot dead in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Gardaí say they are still working to establish motive for 'callous' murder of Michael Tormey
Gardaí said they are satisfied there was altercation prior to his murder.
Gardaí investigating after man (40s) killed in Ballyfermot shooting
The man, who was in his late 40s, received a number of gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.