IS IT unreasonable to have hoped to get through the first week of 2019 without two women being brutally murdered? We are so regularly exposed to the killing of, and violence against women, it’s a concern that it becomes a part of background noise — something that is undeniably tragic, but also a fact of life, writes
Fri, 11 Jan, 2019
A court has heard how when gardaí arrived at a house in Limerick to execute a warrant for an Irish man, wanted in England for importing drugs worth over €1.4m they found him at his kitchen table preparing a separate massive drugs consignment.
Fri, 30 Jun, 2017
Despite threats to his personal safety, Limerick State solicitor Michael Murray never flinched from his duty and responsibility to uphold the rule of law through difficult times in the city, a judge said yesterday.
Fri, 28 Apr, 2017
An expert in document examination who served as a handwriting forensic investigator at Garda HQ for over 25 years, told Limerick Circuit Court yesterday the signature on the will of a bachelor farmer was a forgery. His evidence backed that of two other experts.
Sat, 08 Apr, 2017
A punch thrown by a “big powerful rugby player” had such force that the brain of his victim bounced from side to side inside the skull and only surgery at University Hospital Cork saved his life, a court heard.
Thu, 09 Feb, 2017
The sentences handed down at Limerick Circuit Court on December 15 to two cousins, who were involved in a burglary in which the bachelor homeowner died of a heart attack when he went to challenge the intruders, is to be appealed by the DPP as unduly lenient.
Fri, 13 Jan, 2017
Two criminals, both with long lists of previous convictions, ignored pleas for help from a dying man’s sister as they fled from his home which they had just burgled. They have now been jailed, but could be due for release within 16 months.
Fri, 16 Dec, 2016
After a period of prolonged antisocial behaviour during which the windscreen of his car was smashed twice, a middle-aged law abiding Limerick man snapped and in a state of drink-fuelled delusion tried to set fire to the home of a completely innocent neighbour, a court heard.
Thu, 15 Dec, 2016