Businessman denies any involvement in murders

A WELL-known figure in one of Limerick’s most notorious crime spots has insisted he had no involvement in the Sunday morning double murder of Des Kelly and Breda Waters.

Speaking on RTÉ’s Liveline, Anthony Kelly said he could not understand why his house at 121 O’Malley Park has been examined by gardaí for almost three days and why his family’s cars had been seized by officers involved in the investigation.

On Tuesday the businessman, who was previously involved in a now-closed security firm, lost a legal bid to prevent gardaí from continuing to examine his property until early afternoon today.

Mr Kelly had argued his family should be allowed back into the property as they were told to leave “without a stitch, in what we were wearing” and had nowhere else to go. He confirmed he has had an “informal chat” with officers in relation to the incident.

However, while he acknowledged that one of the individuals arrested in connection with the double murder of 24-year-old Des Kelly and 28-year-old Breda Waters is related to his partner, Mr Kelly insisted no one in his family is “in any way connected to it”.

“Basically what they [the Garda] said was whoever done that crime was seen on cameras in the vicinity of the house... They said there’s footage, either someone jumping into the property or around the property.

“I did say to them if they wanted to show it to me and if there was someone in it who I could identify, I would identify them. There are six CCTV security cameras around my house. It would be very foolish of anyone to come around my house,” he said, adding that the only people he was aware of in his home at the time of the murder were his partner, his 14-year-old son, his 16-year-old daughter and himself.

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