Retired garda detective Ben O’Sullivan, left at death’s door by the IRA, yesterday spoke publicly for the first time of the nightmares that haunted him for years after an attack in Adare which claimed the life of colleague Det Garda Jerry McCabe.
In one of the first cases of its kind in Limerick, a notorious rapist who attacked a teenage French student the day before she went home was yesterday given a suspended jail sentence for failing to notify gardaí that he had moved address in the city.
As a Limerick youth, described by his family as dangerous, was at large last night, Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald was accused of gross incompetence in failing to provide adequate places of detention for troubled teenage boys.
GARDAÍ believe that the car carrying the two men who were knocked down and killed on the outskirts of Limerick on Wednesday contained illegal drugs and are hunting for the female driver who sped off after the fatal accident.
“WE are absolutely devastated by this tragedy because what has happened is a complete mystery to the family.” These were the words of heartbroken Ray Poland after his 39-year-old brother Seán was shot dead when he opened the door of his home to thieves on New Year’s Eve.