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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Sean O’Neill attacked near his home

A local community activist from the prospect area of the city has had the sausage kicked out of him on Rosbrien road near his home by two men who were apparently fed up of the senior nosing in their business.

According to the Chronicle , Sean O’Neill , a member of the Limerick Republican information service and RSF, was walking near Donnellan’s buildings last Tuesday night on his way back from weston where he was inspecting a burnt out house, when he was attacked by two men with a baseball bat in hand.

The pair in their twenties assaulted the man around 11pm and left him on the street but before running left him with a message. They apparently told Mr. O’Neill to”mind his own business about what happens up in this area”

The man in his sixties was able to get back to his feet and return to his home where he called the Gardai. He made a statement and was able to give a good description of the perpetrators.

He also insisted that the attack will not silence him.

“The people of this area know my stand on anti social behavior and they know that I am not afraid to speak out against the plague of vandalism and crime blighting many parts of limerick”
He suffered a gash over his eye and some sore ribs. Roxboro Gardai are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

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