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Friday, September 15, 2006

30 armed Gardai secured Limerick court last night: Report


Some more on last night court appearance from today’s Irish Independent. The article describes how Limerick Court was secured with up to 30 armed Gardai for the appearance of the two 17-year-old’s charged in connection with the aron attack in Pineview gardens last Sunday.

More form the report,

More than 30 armed and unarmed Gardaí secured Limerick courthouse for the special sitting last night and would not allow anyone other than family members of the two accused, solicitors and media personnel into the building.

Nothing to say
One of the youths is from Delmege Park, Moyross, and the other is from Pineview Gardens. Detective Sergeant Patrick O'Callaghan of Mayorstone Garda Station said he charged one of the youths at 6.45pm last night who had "nothing to say" to each charge. Solicitor Ted McCarthy said he had no questions in relation to the charge and asked that he be assigned to defend this youth. Inspector Ann-Marie McMahon of Henry Street Garda Station asked that the youth wearing a striped round-neck jumper and navy tracksuit bottoms be remanded in custody at St Patrick's Institution until next Tuesday. Mr. McCarthy told Judge Tom O'Donnell that he "reserved his position" in relation to bail for this youth.

In the article it is also reported that when leaving the courtroom, one of the accused's family members told him that he "had nothing to be ashamed of"…..i think the whole city would disagree with that quote.

The third youth who was arrested last night was arrested in connection with events leading up to the attack according to the article also.

:: Read the Full Irish Independent article
:: Troubled Estates - Alive In Limerick
:: The mothers of the two 17-year olds go to Gardaí, after they received death threats - Limerick Blogger

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