Andrew Carey

Breaking news, crime and courts correspondent with the Limerick Post Newspaper. Also covering general news, business and food stories.
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Limerick State solicitor retires amid glowing tributes

Limerick State solicitor retires amid glowing tributes

| April 27, 2017

DESPITE an escalation in serious crime during the years of the feud in Limerick, retiring State solicitor Michael Murray never flinched from his duties even in the face of serious threats, Judge Tom O’Donnell has said. Leading tributes to Mr Murray by barristers, solicitors, court staff and gardai, Judge O’Donnell said that the people of […]

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Public’s right to know should be accompanied by sensitive reporting

Public’s right to know should be accompanied by sensitive reporting

| April 21, 2017

  ACCURATE and sensitive reporting of stories involving issues of mental health, suicides and murder suicides, has been called for by a mother who lost her two young daughters and husband in a murder suicide. Una Butler lost her two daughters Zoe (6) and Ella (2) and her husband John (43) in a murder suicide in […]

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Public appeal for missing Limerick woman

Public appeal for missing Limerick woman

| April 19, 2017

GARDAI in Limerick have issued an appeal and are seeking the assistance of the public in tracing the whereabouts of a Limerick woman missing since Tuesday morning. 51-year-old Lisa Galvin was last seen on Tuesday morning at approximately 10.30am in the Glasgow Park area of Limerick. Lisa is described as being approximately 5’ 2’’ tall with […]

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Limerick woman’s racist train rant under Garda investigation

Limerick woman’s racist train rant under Garda investigation

| April 19, 2017

GARDAI are investigating video footage capturing a Limerick woman’s racist attack aimed at a number passengers on an Irish Rail train to Limerick Junction over the Easter Weekend. Captured by @TheBexWay who published the footage to Twitter, the series of videos captures several incidents of the woman’s 16 minute rant littered with racial slurs. In […]

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Limerick bridal shop owner avoids prison sentence

Limerick bridal shop owner avoids prison sentence

| April 13, 2017

  FOLLOWING a two year controversy that left brides-to-be devastated, the owner of the wedding dress shop at the centre of the saga has narrowly avoided a prison sentence. Shirley Flanagan (36), of Rathurd, Donoughmore, Limerick, was the owner of Robelle Bridal in Annacotty when the store suddenly closed leaving dozens of brides-to-be out of […]

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New owners to renovate Bunratty Shannon Shamrock

New owners to renovate Bunratty Shannon Shamrock

| April 13, 2017

  FAMED in its heyday for hosting airline crews from around the world, Bunratty’s Shannon Shamrock could once again find itself back in the social limelight as plans are afoot to reopen the hotel. Crescent House Limited, whose directors include Patrick and Mary Hoare, are to seek planning permission from Clare County Council to carry […]

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Abducted Limerick teen heard ‘two clicks’ and thought he was shot dead

Abducted Limerick teen heard ‘two clicks’ and thought he was shot dead

| April 12, 2017

A LIMERICK criminal has been jailed for eight years after he abducted a teenager at gunpoint and beat him with a hammer in a dispute over a “half bar” of cocaine. Michael Kirby (33) of Upper Marion Avenue, Janesboro pleaded guilty to the false imprisonment of an 18-year-old teenager in September 2015. Judge Tom O’Donnell […]

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Dream to travel the world ends in Limerick prison

Dream to travel the world ends in Limerick prison

| April 12, 2017

A MAN who had a dream to travel the world has been jailed for three years after he stabbed his flatmate during a psychotic trance when he was found naked and kneeling against a wall. The bizarre circumstances of the attack were heard at Limerick Circuit Court after Marek Kniezo (36) pleaded guilty to assault […]

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Limerick steelworker’s life changed forever after near fatal workplace accident

Limerick steelworker’s life changed forever after near fatal workplace accident

| April 12, 2017

A LIMERICK steelworker has been awarded €675,116 at the High Court for serious multiple and near fatal injuries sustained in a workplace accident. On August 9, 2012, John Gardiner was employed as a galvanising steel operator at Shannonside Galvanising at its factory premises at Drombanna. As part of his work, he was required to move […]

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Pensioner described moment she met armed raider in her home

Pensioner described moment she met armed raider in her home

| April 12, 2017

  AN elderly woman has described the very frightening incident she faced when she arrived home to find her house ransacked and man facing her armed with a knife demanding money. The incident which is under investigation by Roxboro Road gardai happened last Thursday evening when the woman aged in her 80’s returned home to discover […]

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