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24th Jul 2023

National Party gold reportedly worth €400k said to be in secure location after complaint to Gardaí

Stephen Porzio

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Gardaí have said they are now carrying out enquiries into the alleged theft.

The location of a large quantity of gold claimed to have been stolen from the National Party has reportedly been identified by Gardaí.

On Sunday night (23 July), the National Party issued a statement on its social media from its leader Justin Barrett. It claimed that a “considerable quantity in gold” was taken from the party’s safe vault in Dublin and that its location was “a matter of speculation”.

Barrett also said that Gardaí had been contacted over the incident and that two members of the National Party had been expelled.

However, multiple outlets have since reported that Gardaí are satisfied that the gold bars, said to be worth around €400,000, are being kept in a secure location.

It is also reported that Gardaí have not launched a criminal investigation into the incident, but are instead looking to establish who the legal owner of the gold is.

A Garda spokesperson told JOE:

“An Garda Síochána is carrying out enquiries into an allegation of theft from a premises in Dublin 4.”

“An Garda Síochána does not comment on third party statements. An Garda Síochána does not comment on named individuals.”

In the statement on Sunday, Barrett said the gold “formed the main part of the party’s reserves in the event of a mishap in general, or more particularly a collapse in the value of fiat currency”.

Fiat currency refers to money that is issued by a government.

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