Advertisement

We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

File image. Alamy Stock Photo
Castletroy

Elderly man dies after house fire in Co Limerick last night

The deceased man was discovered by firefighters inside the property.

AN ELDERLY MAN has died after a fatal house fire in Castletroy, Co Limerick last night.

Four Limerick Fire Service units responded to the incident at Kilmurry Village, on the grounds of the University of Limerick campus, yesterday at approximately 11.45pm.

The deceased man, understood to be in his 90s, was discovered by firefighters inside the property.

A spokesperson for gardaí told The Journal that the body remains at the scene at this time.

A post-mortem examination will be arranged and the results of it and a technical examinations, which is being carried out today, will determine the course of a Garda investigation, the spokesperson said.

Additional reporting by Niall O’Connor

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.