Horrific Limerick nightmare draws to a close for those left behind

first_imgTwitter TAGSAskeatonJulia Holmeslimerickthomas ruttle Previous articleLimerick inquest told of suicide pact as past caught up with fraudsterNext articleFestival of fire and water Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsHorrific Limerick nightmare draws to a close for those left behindBy Staff Reporter – April 29, 2016 1102 Facebook Advertisement Email Linkedincenter_img Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Pauline Knight speaking to the Media at Newcastle West Court House after in inquest into the death of Thomas Ruttle and Julia Holmes in Askeaton, Limerick in 2015Picture Credit Brian Gavin Press 22THE HORRIFIC nightmare that two teenage boys woke up to on May 18, 2015 is finally at an end after details of the gruesome circumstances surrounding their father’s death in Limerick were read out at a coroners court.Ian Knight (18) and his brother Kelvin (15), sat side by side at Newcastle West coroner’s court during the inquest hearing into the deaths of Thomas Ruttle and his partner Julia Holmes.Coroner, Antoinette Simon said she hoped the hearing would bring closure to the two boys and the extended family.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Their father’s death had become a national obsession after his body was found alongside that of the serial fraudster who had seemingly coerced him into ending his life in a bizarre suicide pact that she felt was the only way to bring an end to the international police hunt that was closing in on her.How the well regarded Thomas Ruttle, a gifted carpenter, mechanic and beekeeper, ended up with Julia Holmes is still a mysteryShe had up to 40 known aliases. She served time in a US penitentiary. She was the subject of an FBI probe. She was on the PSNI wanted list after she jumped bail on an £18,000 fraud and the Gardai were also on her trail.The manner in which the Ruttle and Knight families endured their own nightmare was a testament to their dignity and decency.Intimate details of the life and death of Thomas Ruttle were laid bare in the cold surrounds of a West Limerick courthouse.Julia Holmes may have died alongside Thomas Ruttle, but she was very much on her own in the memory of those she left behind. There was no one to claim her remains. No family members attended the inquest in to her death.They were left behind when she abandoned her only son 40 years ago when he was just an infant.Speaking after the coroner’s verdict, the grandparents of Mr Ruttle’s teenage sons said they hoped the inquest may bring some sort of closure to what has been an horrific period in their lives.Ted and Pauline Knight, whose daughter Lian was previously in a relationship with Thomas Ruttle, said they hoped their grandsons would be able to rebuild their lives.“I think they were in shock and today I think clarified a lot of stuff for them. I think now they understand things a little better than they did I think, and they can get on with their lives now,” Mr Knight said.The couple, who ran a marina in Dromineer, Co Tipperary, described Thomas Ruttle who previously worked for them, as a “quiet man”.“He was a carpenter and he was a mechanic and he had wonderful hands. He was a very quiet unassuming man – an absolute gentleman,” he said.When asked how Mr Ruttle had been taken in by Julia Holmes, he replied: “They owed a lot of money, we hear that, we don’t know”.He said they never met Julia Holmes “thanks be to God”.It is understood that Mr Ruttle had become estranged from his family when he began his relationship with the 63-year-old fraudster.“We never wanted to meet her,” they said.Leaving the court house the grandparents said their focus was now on their grandsons and helping them close what has been undoubtedly a very difficult chapter in their young lives.“Hopefully this will close it for them”, Mr Knight said. WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live last_img read more

Start the new year with a bang

More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago There are five bedrooms including a master suite, four bathrooms, and space for four vehicles.Caesar stone benches, marble flooring, extensive timber cabinetry, a breakfast bar and a full range of top grade appliances can be found in the kitchen.Residents only amenities include a heated pool, sauna, spa, BBQ facilities and onsite manager. The agency hosted the launch party for the property on Sunsuper Riverfire night on September 29, and the campaign photographs have some serious wow factor. The view from the penthouse during RiverfirePlace Kangaroo Point agent Michael Bacon is marketing 701/21 Pixley St — a luxurious two-level penthouse in the Watermark Residences building. “This is probably the crown jewel of city apartments,” he said.“It is the perfect house alternative and at 686sq m is substantially bigger than the average family home.“And the location … I think it could be the best view in Brisbane.” Not a bad spot to get over a hangover“It goes to auction on October 25 and the new owner could easily be in by Christmas and the New Year,” Mr Bacon said. Mr Bacon said the penthouse has 220sq m of terrace space, and had hosted numerous parties for special events like Riverfire and New Year’s Eve.The penthouse has an open plan, two level design with multiple living spaces and floor-to-ceiling windows providing exceptional views of the river and city. How’s that view?WANT to say goodbye to 2018 with a bang? This penthouse at Kangaroo Point could have one of the best vantage points in Brisbane.Today marks 80 days until New Year’s Eve, and a penthouse with arguably the best vantage point recently hit the market. read more

GGG vs. Steve Rolls weigh-in results for full fight card

first_imgThat said, the penultimate step is the weigh-in (capped at 164 pounds) before the fight. Here are the GGG and Rolls weights plus results for the entire card.Join DAZN and watch GGG-Rolls: Sign up in the U.S. | CanadaHow to watch the GGG vs. Rolls weigh-inYou can re-watch the weigh-ins for Golovkin, Rolls and the full undercard below.GGG vs. Rolls full card weigh-insFighterWeightGennadiy Golovkin163 poundsSteve Rolls163.8 poundsAli Akhmedov167.4 poundsMarcus McDaniel168 poundsBrian Ceballo147.6 poundsBakhtiyar Eyubov148 poundsCharles Conwell153.4 poundsCourtney Pennington152 poundsIsrail Madimov153.2 poundsNorberto Gonzalez152.8 poundsNikita Ababiy156 poundsJuan Francisco “SanPa” Barajas157.2 poundsJohnathan Arroyo146.2 poundsJordan Morales146 poundsWhat time is the GGG vs. Rolls fight?The Gennady Golovkin vs. Steve Rolls fight is not available via traditional pay-per-view methods. Fans in the United States and Canada can sign up to watch the fight on DAZN, the global live-sports streaming service that has signed exclusive deals with fighters such as GGG, Canelo Alvarez and Anthony Joshua.The undercard for the event is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET, and the main card at 9 p.m. Golovkin and Rolls should enter the ring around 11 p.m.DAZN is available on a variety of platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Playstation 3, as well as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers via DAZN.com.MORE ABOUT DAZN • Meet DAZN, the first dedicated live sports streaming service• What sports are live-streamed on DAZN?• How much does DAZN’s live sports streaming service cost?GGG vs. Rolls fight cardMatchupClassBeltGennadiy Golovkin vs. Steve RollsSuper middleweight…Ali Akhmedov vs. Marcus McDanielSuper middleweight…Brian Ceballo vs. Bakhtiyar EyubovWelterweight…Charles Conwell vs. Courtney PenningtonJr. middleweight…Israil Madimov vs. Norberto GonzalezJr. middleweight…Nikita Ababiy vs. Juan Francisco “SanPa” BarajasMiddleweight…Johnathan Arroyo vs. Jordan MoralesWelterweight… Gennadiy Golovkin returns to the ring for the first time in nine months on Saturday when he takes on Steven Rolls in a super middleweight bout, his first since a major decision loss to Canelo Alvarez.GGG (38-1-1, 34 KOs) will return to Madison Square Garden for his sixth fight in the venue, though it will be the first time without a title belt on the line. He takes on Rolls (19-0, 10 KOs) in his first steps toward reclaiming his lost titles. The fight takes place live and exclusively on DAZN.last_img read more