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This year
# Tipperary
Two men go on trial for alleged possession of €80k worth of cocaine for sale or supply
Michael Morgan (43) and John Walsh (36) appeared before Nenagh Circuit Court today.
Last year
# Bruree
Man dead after fall from roof of farm building in Co Limerick
It is understood the man was carrying out repair works to the roof of a shed when he fell about 30 feet.
# Limerick District Court
Woman and man sent for trial on charges related to alleged murder of man's son in Limerick
The district court has imposed restrictions on naming the parties in the trial
# Sentencing
Man who paid woman for access to her children for sexual gratification to be sentenced next week
Sentencing is due to continue on Monday.
# vicky phelan
Private funeral of Vicky Phelan has taken place in Co Clare
Vicky Phelan died in the early hours of Monday morning.
# Limerick
Health chiefs investigating as young person dies after contracting meningococcal disease
The public are being asked to be vigilant for symptoms of the potentially deadly bug.
# Animal Welfare
Gardaí and Department of Agriculture probing deaths of 400 bull calves on Co Limerick farm
The bull calves were found in a decomposed state after they appear to have succumbed to suspected disease and malnutrition.
# Gardaí
Investigation underway after 16-year old girl assaulted by group in Limerick
A group allegedly surrounded the girl and punched, kicked and scraped her, pulling lumps of hair from her head.
# Fraud
Letter sent to politician claiming they were suspected of sexual offences was extortion 'scam'
It purported to have been sent by the Department of Justice and the European police agency Europol.
# limerick housing
Over 370 homes set to be built on the former Greenpark Racecourse in Limerick
An Bord Pleanála granted permission for the project, which is being developed by Voyager Property Ltd.
# Courts
Former Kerry badminton champion admits buying children from their mothers for his 'sexual gratification'
Timmy Duggan (35) pleaded guilty to nine separate charges.
# Frontline
Father to leave family in Limerick to fight in war in native Ukraine
Mykola Krutsyk has lived and worked in Limerick for over 20 years.
All time
# Limerick
Six people charged following Limerick searches
The six people were arrested following a major operation in the city this morning.
# Road Safety
Priest warns of risks on roads as groom killed in wedding day crash laid to rest
Myles “Miley” Harty died in a single car crash on the morning of his wedding, last Saturday.
# Limerick
Teenager arrested over fatal collision in which groom died is released without charge
Myles Harty, 20, died instantly when the car he was a passenger collided with a pole.
# Courts
Man charged with attempted murder following Limerick shooting told gardaí 'someone else did it'
Paul Coffey, 44, appeared before Judge Alec Gabbitt at Limerick District Court today.
# commemoration
Widow of Detective Jerry McCabe calls on gardaí to apprehend 'fugitive' IRA members on 25th anniversary of husband's death
Ann McCabe said “evil men” took her husband’s life when he was killed on this day in 1996.
# Courts
Four gardaí and retired superintendent to face trials over allegedly attempting to pervert course of justice
The five accused were charged in court with a total of 42 counts of perverting the course of justice.
# molly martens
Bail granted to killers of Limerick man Jason Corbett
Molly and Tom Martens were granted a retrial earlier this year.
# Limerick
Mobile coffee truck claims it was threatened with prosecution after offering free drinks to frontline workers
Hook & Ladder has been offering free teas/coffees to frontline workers over the past year.
# Allegations
Eight gardaí suspended in Munster region over allegations of corruption
A garda spokesman confirmed late last night that the eight garda members were suspended earlier yesterday.
# Courts
Witness tells murder trial he lied to gardaí initially, claiming he was 'afraid' for his safety
The trial continues before a jury of seven men and five women.
# Economic Recovery
Restaurant street tables to be trialled as part of Limerick council's recovery plans
Other measures planned include drive-in gigs and movies, night-time markets, and street performances.
# Limerick
Woman (60s) dies in house fire in Co Limerick
Two units of Kilmallock Fire Service attended the scene after receiving a 999 alert at 13.01 pm.
# Roads
N24 Tipperary to Limerick road closed after crash involving a van and three motorbikes
Gardaí are at the scene and diversions are in place.
# rose hanrahan
Gardaí probing murder of Limerick pensioner waiting on suspect to be extradited to Ireland
Rose Hanrahan was killed in December 2017.
# landmark case
'We will miss and love Sean forever': Vulnerable man died in cell after 'systems failure' at Limerick Prison
Sean Hayes Barrett died six days before his 32nd birthday.
# Taylor’s Cross Cemetery
Limerick man offers €2k reward for information after baby grandson’s grave vandalised
“Jesus knows who did it, they have to sleep every night and get up every morning and they’ll remember all this,” Gerry McDonagh said.
# Threats
Gardaí investigating social media shooting threats made against two schools
The schools in question are located in Limerick and Galway.
# Allegations
Limerick GAA officials to meet amid claims garda 'dropped charges' against some players and officials
A senior GAA source has described the allegations as “shocking”.
# Firearm
Gsoc investigation under way into 'unintentional discharge' of Garda’s firearm
Sources said the incident occurred on the grounds of Mayorstone Park Garda Station last July.
# sent forward
Serving detective and a businessman to face trial on allegations of corruption
Neither of the accused spoke during the hearing.
# Kerry
'He lived life to the fullest': Tributes to man who died after fall on Carrauntoohil
Ger Duffy was described as a kind man who would help anyone.
# jason hayes
Man appears in court charged over 'racially abusive' Facebook clip
Jason Hayes was arrested yesterday in connection with a garda probe
# Stabbing
Appeal for witnesses after man sustains stab wounds in Limerick city
The injured man was found by emergency services at Fr Russell Road near the Oakfield estate around 1am.
# dr sindy joyce
University of Limerick student becomes first Traveller in Ireland to graduate with a PhD
Dr Sindy Joyce is a doctoral graduate of UL’s Department of Sociology.
# Limerick
'Beyond redemption': Appeal after defibrillator stolen from rural Limerick community
It had been attached to a wall at the home of a local priest adjacent to the local parish church.
# Size Matters
'Terry was a big strong rugby man not like this little chap' - Limerick's Wogan statue defaced
Two messages have been daubed over one another on part of the statue.
# heroic
Limerick firefighters save woman by her 'fingertips' in River Shannon rescue
The firefighters say that it was a joint effort by everyone involved.
# Newcastle West
Man charged in connection with serious assault of 21-year-old man in critical condition
Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward.