Calls for inquiry into ‘sinister’ online posts

An urgent garda and prison service investigation has been demanded into what has been described as “sinister” messages posted on Facebook by a feared Limerick criminal.

Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Niall Collins yesterday asked Justice Minister Alan Shatter an inquiry into a Facebook site which has messages, in the name of the criminal, and responses from a known associate.

In a message, the criminal, who cannot be identified, states: “The day I get out [from prison] is the day the party won’t stop in [Limerick address].”

Another says: “Not long and I will be rocking [area of Limerick] again, yaa.”

An associate responds: “Only a few months left kid. We are rocking this block again and, brother from another mother, fuck um all, only a few month and you will do it on your back.”

Mr Collins said: “The use of mobile phones in prison is bad enough, but if major criminals are able to put messages on social media, it is a very sinister development. It’s as if they are saying they can make public statements in total contempt for the prison authorities. I have written to the minister today to ask him to have the garda and prison authorities investigate these messages.”


Incarcerated in Auschwitz and other Nazi death camps Zuzana Ruzickova somehow survived and went on to create the complete recordings of her beloved Bach, writes James Lawless.Book review: Nazi horrors replaced by brutal Soviets for piano player

The Menu was delighted to make recent mention of a new UCC postgraduate diploma in Irish food culture and is equally pleased to announce availability of two new bursaries for same.The Menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

George Orwell’s classic novel foretold a lot, but the manner in which we’ve handed over our personal data to faceless corporatocracies is doubleplus-ungood, says Suzanne Harrington.How we sleepwalked into George Orwell’s nightmarish vision

Esther N McCarthy has her eye (and ear) on party speakers for your BBQ, spots a rug that’s out of this world, and revels in all that’s on offer for Heritage Week and Cork Craft Month.Your interiors wish list: Party speakers, Heritage Week and Cork Craft Month

More From The Irish Examiner