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tragic loss Woman (30s) dies in hospital after being shot in the chest in Finglas, Dublin


Mater Hospital, Dublin

Mater Hospital, Dublin

Mater Hospital, Dublin

A woman has died in hospital after receiving gunshot wounds to the chest in a shocking incident in Finglas, North Dublin.

The woman had been rushed to hospital after gardai and emergency services were called to the scene of the shooting at 8.40pm.

A woman, aged in her 30s, was taken to the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital where she has since passed away.

A garda spokesman said the scene is currently preserved for a technical examination to be conducted by the Garda Technical Bureau.

"The coroner has been notified and arrangements will now be made for a post-mortem examination to be carried out by the State Pathologist.

"No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.

"Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed this incident to come forward."

Gun crime against women in Ireland is rare with one of the most notable exceptions being innocent victim Sinead Connolly in Bluebell in March 2021.

Ms Connolly (30) was critically injured in the shooting at her home which occurred when she had been sitting on her sofa and was shot in front of her seven-year-old daughter, Leah.

She was hit three times and has been left paralysed from the chest down.

On Thursday, April 18, 2019, journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead while observing rioting in Creggan’s Fanad Drive.

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In 2021, figures revealed how Garda detection rates for most crimes — including homicides, assaults, robberies and burglaries — had improved in the last year.

The increases were greatest in relation to homicides, kidnappings, and certain assault categories — including murder threats and attempted murder. Figures published by the Central Statistics Office show a slight decrease in detection rates for sexual offences and drug offences, however.

Low detection rates continue to be a feature of certain crimes, such as sexual offences, burglaries, frauds, and property damage.

The CSO Recorded Crime Detection report shows that Dublin has more crimes per head of population, and lower detection rates.

It shows that males account for the vast bulk of crimes, except for theft, where females account for 35% of reported offences.

The statistics show that detection rates increase as time passes with more investigations being completed, particularly for homicides and sexual offences.

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