Residents of disadvantaged Co Limerick areas slam Government as unemployment and suicide remain at record highs
People living in the affected areas of Limerick city say there is a 'bad stigma' associated with where they liveDespite millions being pumped into regenerating areas of Limerick, including St Mary’s Park and Moyross, people living in the affected estates in the city believe more resources and funding is needed to help break the “bad stigma” connected to them.
A 34- year -old woman has appeared at Limerick District Court charged with the murder of a Polish man in the city between 30 and 31 December last. Monika Matracka from The Pines, Briarfield, Castletroy was charged with the murder of 38- year -old marathon runner Michal Rejmer
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THE SECURING OF CCTV cameras for a community, left in fear following the discovery two years ago today of the body of a murdered widow pensioner, were “too long” in coming, according to a local Sinn Fein Councillor.
Rose Hanrahan, 78, was found strangled in her home, on New Road, Thomondgate, Limerick city, on 15 December 2017.
No one has been charged with the murder, however after a mammoth garda investigation, which spread into mainland Europe, gardaí are following a definitive line of enquiry, according to sources.
Rose was killed, gardai believe, during a break-in at her home.
It’s understood the main suspect, who is not local to Limerick, fled to France, and was hiding out in some part of eastern Europe.
Boy, 13, among three held after woman killed in stabbing
A 13-year-old boy is among three people who have been arrested after a woman was fatally stabbed in Rushden, Northamptonshire. © Getty A woman has died and three people have been arrested. Pic: Google Street View The boy and a 27-year-old man are being held on suspicion of murder.A second 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the attack at 8.30pm last night.The victim was stabbed near St George's Way. She died at the scene.
Two men have been charged with the murder of Roy Collins in Limerick almost four years ago. Wayne Dundon, 34, from Lenehan Avenue and Nathan Killeen, 22, from Hyde Road, both in Limerick , appeared before the Special Criminal Court this morning.
A 21- year -old man has been charged with the murder of a teenager at a refugee centre in Limerick . Mr Redouane was remanded in custody to appear before the District Court again on 30 January. Judge Aneas McCarthy requested that an interpreter be present on that date.
Gardaí have continued to liaise with the global police organisation Interpol, as part of their investigations.
Speaking today, on the second anniversary of Rose Hanrahan’s killing, friend and neighbour John Costelloe said CCTV cameras were installed on the pensioner’s street, near her home, “two weeks ago”, to “reassure” frightened elderly residents their neighbourhood was being closely monitored.
Costelloe, a local Sinn Fein Councillor, said: “Following Rose’s murder a lot of people approached me to see if we could pursue the avenue of more cameras in the area. I know it’s a bit too late, but at the same time it reassures a lot of the elderly people living in the area.”
“Eventually after two years we got them up. It took too long,” he said.
Man who stabbed Japanese student in Dundalk found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity
The jury spent 24 minutes considering their verdicts. During the trial two consultant psychiatrists gave evidence that Mr Morei was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia at the time and did not know that what he was doing was wrong and was unable to refrain from his actions.Following the verdict the foreman of the jury said: “The jury would like to express our sympathies with the family of Mr Sasaki.”Justice Carmel Stewart thanked the jurors and exempted them from further service for five years.
But also shocking have been revelations about ages of two of the suspects: They are 13 and 14 years old. “You now have families on both sides of this horrific crime who are facing devastating loss.” The skinny teenager sat at the defense table slightly hunched over as public defenders whispered
A 32- year -old man has been charged with the murder of Martin Purcell in Limerick last Friday. Gerard Manning with an address at Upper Gerald He was granted free legal aid and remanded in custody to appear again before the District Court on 11 October. The body of Mr Purcell was found at
“The cameras are monitored in Moyross in a state of the art unit. The Council run it. They are 360 degree cameras so they have full view of all of the (area).”
He said: “Rose was a real gentle soul, a great neighbour, very chatty. I had spoken to her a few days before her murder, she was a lovely lady, and very well-like din the area.”
The nature of her death was “just awful”, he continued.
“I knew her personally and I actually lived around the coroner from her for twenty years, so I had a very personal relationship with her and her late husband Michael.”
Costelloe said he has asked gardai to set up a local cold case unit to examine a number of unsolved murders in the Limerick Garda Division, however speaking in Limerick last Thursday, the Garda Commissioner said any cold case unit would be a “national resource” but that local gardaí would carry out “peer reviews” of outstanding cases which may then become subject to “serious crime reviews”.
Two men and one woman charged over €900,000 drug seizure in Co Louth
Two men and one woman charged over €900,000 drug seizure in Co Louth have been charged.Cocaine and cannabis worth more than €900,000 was found after two vehicles were stopped at the N33 Drumgoolestown near Ardee on Sunday, December 15.And now gardai have confirmed the two men and one woman arrested at the scene are set to appear in court this morning in connection with the incident.The seizure was made as part of ongoing intelligence led investigations associated with the Joint Agency Task Force (JATF) targeting suspected drug traffickers in the area.
A 29- year -old man has been charged in connection with the murder of a man in Co Limerick on Saturday. Mr Lynch lived at the house with his two brothers and was well known in the village as a kind and friendly person, keen on hurling, darts and pool and who also organised charity events.
A 42- year -old woman charged with the murder of her eight- year -old son was medically unfit to attend a court hearing in Co Limerick this morning. Diane Ward, with an address at Harrison Place in Charleville, Co Cork, is charged with the murder of her son Anthony at their home on 3 September
Speaking today, Costelloe said: “Two years on people are very frustrated that the killer or killers haven’t been apprehended. (Rose’s) house is idle and it is just eerie when you pass it. We need closure on this and we need justice.”
A candle lit prayer meeting organised by Ms Hanrahan’s neighbours will be held in memory of the popular pensioner, outside her home, at 7pm Monday night.
Gardaí have been contacted for comment.
Man suffers head injury after car mounted footpath in Limerick hit-and-run .
Gardai are investigating a hit-and-run after a car mounted a footpath and struck a man who was walking with a boy in Limerick on Saturday night. The driver fled the scene and the car was later found burnt out. The 31-year-old pedestrian was walking at Quarry Road, Thomondgate, Limerick, and suffered head injuries in the […]The driver fled the scene and the car was later found burnt out.