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Heroin file to the Director of Public Prosecutions

Heroin file to the Director of Public Prosecutions

| August 14, 2017

TWO men arrested following a Garda seizure of heroin in Limerick at the weekend have been released without charge. Gardai swooped to seize heroin with an estimated street value of €30,000 on Saturday afternoon in a house in Castleconnell. The seized substance is subject to testing and analysis. Two men, aged 24 and 28, were […]

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‘Sextortion’ case under investigation in Limerick

‘Sextortion’ case under investigation in Limerick

| August 2, 2017

A SEXTORTION type case is under investigation in Limerick after a complaint was made by a teen alleging he was threatened that “personal videos” would be shared across the internet unless he paid a ransom. Gardai in Limerick have said that this is not a new type of scam and have urged people to be […]

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‘Distressing’ assault under investigation as Garda review CCTV

‘Distressing’ assault under investigation as Garda review CCTV

| August 1, 2017

  GARDAI in Limerick are looking for the assistance of the public in relation to an assault recently where a woman was forced to fend off a male who followed her home. Last Thursday, a young lady was walking home on Chapel Street at 1am when she was suddenly approached by a male who attempted […]

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Three found guilty of armed raid at Sunville House

Three found guilty of armed raid at Sunville House

| July 28, 2017

  THREE men have been found guilty of raiding the Garvey family home at Sunville House in County Limerick more than five years ago. Following a seven week trial at Limerick Circuit Court, Patrick Roche, (52), of Kilcronan Close, Clondalkin, Dublin; Philip Roche, (24), of the same address as his father Patrick and Alan Freeman, (37), […]

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Limerick kidnapper jailed for not engaging with Probation Services

Limerick kidnapper jailed for not engaging with Probation Services

| July 26, 2017

  A YOUNG Limerick man who was sentenced to detention after he helped kidnap two men for a €500,000 ransom has been jailed for six months after he failed to engage with Probation Services after his release. Jonathan Blackhall (20) with addresses in Johnsgate Village and Grattan Court, had just turned 17 when he began a […]

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Warning of ‘sinister’ dog poisoning on Loop Walk

Warning of ‘sinister’ dog poisoning on Loop Walk

| October 20, 2016

  FEARS that dogs are being deliberately poisoned have surfaced again this week after two more family pets died on a walking route popular with local families and young children. Concerns were raised last weekend as messages were shared throughout social media when reports emerged that two dogs died as a result of poisoning. The […]

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Quad thefts and men robbed at knifepoint

Quad thefts and men robbed at knifepoint

| October 20, 2016

TWO men were robbed at knifepoint last weekend. The robbery occurred on Saturday night last shortly after 10 pm when the two 38-year-old victims were threatened at knifepoint on Old Clare Street by two men who stole a black iPhone 6, a Mac laptop and wallet. Gardaí are asking anyone with information about the incident […]

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Trial announced on anniversary of Jason’s death

Trial announced on anniversary of Jason’s death

| August 4, 2016

This week marked the first anniversary of the death of Jason Corbett, the Limerick man who was beaten to death in his home in North Carolina on August 2 of last year. And, while his family continue to mourn his passing, news has emerged that Jason’s second wife, Molly Martens, and her father Thomas Martens, […]

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Much ado about nothing

Much ado about nothing

| June 9, 2016

Simon Bourke takes an irreverent look at the goings-on at Limerick Circuit Court  The underlings arrive first. Weighed down by paperwork, their eager faces barely visible beneath the case-files, they shuttle back and forth, doing their utmost to look busy. The stage must be set, the scene laid out, their masters will soon follow; the […]

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Raiders target #Limerick churches during Easter celebrations

Raiders target #Limerick churches during Easter celebrations

| March 30, 2016

PARISHIONERS at two #Limerick churches were shocked after a travelling gang of thieves broke in and stole sacred vessels and cash during the Easter weekend celebrations. The gang smashed the doors of the sacristies at both St Paul’s Church in Dooradoyle and St Oliver Plunkett Church in Mungret before stealing a large number of items including […]

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