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Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# Data Breach
Over 1,000 patients of UL Hospitals Group affected by data breach involving 'unknown party'
The patients’ personal and medical information was accidentally emailed to an unknown third party by a staff member.
# Limerick
Inquest finds death of boy (12) who was driving car that collided with truck was 'tragic accident'
The inquest heard that, unbeknownst to his mother, the boy took her Nissan Qashqai from their home on the night in question.
Last month
May 2023
# Courts
Former principal who stole nearly €100k from his former school given suspended sentence
The court heard that Stephen Condon stole the money to feed a gambling addiction from which he has recovered.
Struggling with energy bills? Here are some resources which could help you
There are several resources available from the Government and energy suppliers that can help ease the burden posed by energy bills.
# Court
All-Ireland winning Limerick hurler appeals two-week jail sentence after perjury conviction
Pat Ryan was found to have falsely told a court that he did not receive a summons for a speeding offence.
# uk coronation
Taoiseach says comments posted by partner during UK coronation were disrespectful
Leo Varadkar said he had spoken to Matt Barrett about the matter, and he was confident it would not happen again.
# Limerick
Gardaí begin enquiries into 'alleged breaches of the Local Government Act' in Munster region
It’s understood the Garda enquiries relate to the sale of land owned by Limerick County Council a number of years ago.
# Limerick
Man faces trial for alleged acid attack on snooker champion
A jury was sworn in yesterday at Limerick Circuit Court.
# Limerick
Gardaí investigating discovery of woman’s body at Limerick city hotel
The body of a woman in her 40s was discovered overnight by emergency services at the Limerick Strand Hotel.
Meet 2023's National Enterprise award nominees
The 31 regional representatives are a diverse group, including Atlantic ocean seaweed cultivators and 'Netflix for AR' creators.
This year
# brooklyn colbert
Schoolboy died from blood loss after uncle's frenzied knife and hammer attack, inquest hears
The incident happened at a home in Limerick in November 2019.
# Court
Man who raped sister while both were children is jailed for three-and-a-half years
The judge said the victim had maintained “a silence for the sake of everyone else”, baby-sitting for her brother’s children.
# Garda Traffic Probe
All-Ireland winning Limerick hurler Pat Ryan convicted of perjury after telling 'brazen lie'
The 27-year-old was jailed for two weeks by Judge Patricia Harney at Limerick District Court but he immediately appealed the sentence.
# Garda Traffic Probe
All-Ireland winning Limerick hurler Pat Ryan convicted of perjury after telling a 'brazen lie'
The 27-year-old was jailed for two weeks by Judge Patricia Harney at Limerick District Court but he immediately appealed the sentence.
# Texas
Texas court to hear fresh evidence supporting man convicted of Limerick priest’s murder
Fr Patrick Ryan was murdered at a hotel in Odessa in December 1981.
# barbie kardashian
Woman jailed for four-and-a-half years for threats to murder her mother
The sentence was backdated to 9 May 2022, when the defendant was convicted by a jury following a four-day trial.
Last year
# Limerick
Man appears in court in connection with attack on Rathkeale caravan and car
Patrick Sheridan Jr, (26), Riverside, Ballywilliam, Rathkeale, appeared before a special sitting of Limerick District Court.
# Patrickswell
Limerick brothers remanded in custody as garda alleges they are 'a danger' to the community
Both men are due to appear before Limerick District Court later this morning.
# raheen
Fifteen jobs in peril after fire destroys commercial premises in Limerick
No injuries have been reported.
# Rathkeale
Justice minister visits Rathkeale following 'unacceptable' feuding between rival groups
# knockalisheen
Almost 100 refugees remain in tents in Co Clare during cold weather
Local Fianna Fáil politician Cathal Crowe said it was “inhumane” to allow people to live in tents during the winter.
# Sinn Féin
McDonald says concessions around tricolour and anthem 'will be discussed' in united Ireland
Mary Lou McDonald said concessions to Unionists will be up for discussion in reaction to a recent opinion poll.
# Courts
Man who paid women to access their children for sexual gratification jailed for seven years
A mother who sold naked photos of her children to Timmy Duggan (35) was also jailed for three years with the final 18 months suspended.
# tributes
Book of condolences for Vicky Phelan opened in Limerick
Cllr Daniel Butler, who presented Vicky Phelan with the freedom of the city nine months ago, called her a ‘national hero.’
# fined
Companies fined €225,000 after health and safety breaches led to workers deaths
A safety mechanism on a crane that was holding the two men failed.
# Court
Two appear in court charged in connection with murder of four-year-old Limerick boy
Mason O’Connell Conway was found with serious injuries at a house in Limerick in March 2021.
# Limerick
Cash and drugs seized during Garda raids in Limerick city
Gardaí say the searches were conducted ‘as part of ongoing investigations into local criminal activity in Limerick City’.
# Housing
Housing Minister says planning applications should not be decided by courts
Darragh O’Brien also said that people need to stop objecting to planning applications for housing developments.
# Court
Limerick garda detective and businessman sent forward for trial on corruption charges
The trial date, 2 May, 2023, was fixed when the case was brought up for mention before Ms Justice Patricia Ryan.
# Assault
Gardaí seek witnesses after man is allegedly beaten unconscious by a group in Limerick City
The attack occured last Wednesday at around 3.30pm near the Milk Market area.
# budget 2023
As inflation continues, Govt says no to price caps and yes to spending more on Ukraine military
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar were speaking in Limerick today.
# Tribute
'A young life needlessly ended': Funeral of Dylan McCarthy takes place in Limerick
McCarthy sustained fatal injuries when attacked by several men last week.
# Limerick
Teenager who died in road tragedy was 'kind-hearted, pure rogue', mother tells funeral
The 18-year-old’s funeral mass was held at St Michael’s Church in Cappamore.
# Grain
First shipment of Ukrainian grain since war broke out arrives in Ireland
The Panama-flagged Navi Star left Odessa Port on 5 August carrying 33,000 tonnes of grain to be used by Irish farmers.
# Courts
Man charged with manslaughter of Limerick sports star Alan Bourke
A Garda said that Casey ‘made no reply’ to the manslaughter charge.
Tipperary hurling hero Dillon Quirke died “doing what he loved” funeral mass told
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he was “shocked and saddened” by the news of Quirke’s passing.
# Courts
Two men plunged to their deaths in River Shannon following crane failure, court hears
Harrowing video footage of the workers’ last moments was shown in court during sentencing today.
# Limerick
Gardaí tracing last movements of former music teacher who died after suffering serious injuries
Gardaí have not launched a murder investigation but sources said they believe Louise Muckell died from a violent attack.
Garda’s foot severed in 'hit and run' collision
Inspector Niall Flood was found seriously injured on the R522, near Newcastle West in Limerick, on Thursday night.
# typhoid fever
Public advised to get travel vaccines after recent cases of typhoid fever in Mid West region
The Department said that high-risk areas included the Indian subcontinent, Africa, south and southeast Asia and South America.
# Crime
Gardaí appeal for information after women threatened with knife and scissors
Two thefts targeting women’s handbags on Friday evening were reported in Limerick city.
# Complaints
Garda Commissioner admits officers failed to properly investigate child sex abuse case
Details of a specific complaint about the garda handling of the allegations were revealed in Gsoc’s annual report.