Armed raiders told woman they would shoot her daughter

first_imgTwitter Man arrested after suspected gun and ammunition found following pursuit of car in Limerick Sunville House in County LimerickA LIMERICK mother, who was recovering from breast cancer surgery, was having a bath when a gang of armed raiders burst in to her home.Ann Garvey, of Sunville House, Pallasgreen told Judge John Hannan at Limerick Circuit Court last week that the men, who were armed with a sawn-off shotgun, a baseball bat and a sledgehammer, said her daughter would be shot if she didn’t give them the key to the safe.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ms Garvey was giving her evidence in the trial of Patrick Roche, (52), of Kilcronan Close, Clondalkin, Dublin; his son Philip Roche (24) of the same address and Alan Freeman (37) of Pearse Park, Tipperary Town who all pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated burglary at the Garvey home on April 16, 2012.Both Patrick and Philip Roche have also pleaded not guilty to an aggravated burglary at the home of William, Nora and Christina Creed at Ballyluddy, Pallasgreen, on May 31, 2012.Ms Garvey told the court that she had undergone a mastectomy and was taking a bath when the men broke in to her home. The mother-of-four said that her husband, Gerard was handcuffed in the sitting room and had a sawn-off shotgun pressed to his forehead.One of their daughters was bound with cable ties and her twin brother was punched in the face and threatened with a baseball bat.Gerard Garvey said that when he went to investigate a loud bang in the living room, he was confronted by a gang who had smashed the patio door. He said there were three or four figures dressed in black and wearing balaclavas.He was looking down the barrel of a sawn-off shotgun as they forced him and his daughter to the ground.The man with the gun said: “we’ll blow your head off and we will take your kids away and you’ll never see them again”.They demanded the key of the safe which contained $3,000 and £5,000 but they wanted more.Sgt Helen Holden told Judge Hannan that when she arrived to Sunville House, she found a scene of “panic, pandemonium, and trauma”.Det Garda Niamh Brosnan, who was accompanied by Det Garda Senan O’Sullivan said that the family were extremely upset and shocked at what had happened and that Gerry Garvey was still in handcuffs and had to be freed with bolt cutters.The trial is expected to last another four weeks. Advertisement No vaccines in Limerick yet Man charged with assault causing harm to shop worker after arrest on suspicion of coughing on victim NewsArmed raiders told woman they would shoot her daughterBy Staff Reporter – June 21, 2017 1362 TAGSAnn GarveyCourtfeaturedGerard Garveysunville house Linkedin Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Print Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous article#WATCH Statue of Anthony Foley unveiled on Clancy’s StrandNext articleNew O’Connell Street will put pedestrians first Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email 27 month delay in justice at Limerick courts Sunville House in County Limerick Rape Crisis welcomes publication of O’Malley report last_img read more

Two Limerick Museums to receive €16,000 funding boost

first_imgSenator Maria ByrneLimerick Museum and The Hunt Museum are to benefit from a funding boost of €16,000, a Fine Gael Senator has confirmed.Senator Maria Byrne said, “My colleague, the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, has confirmed additional funding for a number of local and regional museums around the country under the Regional Museum Exhibitions Scheme 2019.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Limerick is to benefit from this funding boost with The Hunt Museum to receive €8,000 for an exhibition commemorating the work of Sir John Lavery and  Walter Fredrick Osbourne and Limerick Museum to receive €8,000 for an exhibition to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the Limerick Soviet.“This funding will help to protect and promote our cultural heritage.”Minister Madigan said, “I am very pleased to offer this support to an important part of our culture and heritage. These cultural bodies are often run on relatively modest budgets and to be in a position to offer support is a very positive thing.“These bodies are often central focus points within the community and it is vital that they are supported in their role as guardians and narrators of our cultural heritage.“The funding provided under this scheme over the past few years has allowed these cultural entities to continue to enhance the presentation of their exhibitions which, in turn, improves the cultural offering of the communities they serve.” Print WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Advertisement Previous articlePolitical row over crucial Limerick projectsNext articleSpecial invitation to the library for Limerick’s young literary stars Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! center_img Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TAGSFundingheritageLimerick City and Countylocal news Email NewsLocal NewsPoliticsTwo Limerick Museums to receive €16,000 funding boostBy Staff Reporter – June 25, 2019 131 Twitterlast_img read more

Bruce Hornsby Is Curating His First Festival, And The Lineup Rocks

first_imgThe Virginia Arts Festival and Bruce Hornsby will present the inaugural Funhouse Fest at The Lawn Of The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, VA on June 24 – 26.Unique Grateful Dead Tribute Featured On New Eaux Claires Music Festival LineupThe multi-day event will be curated by Hornsby and feature collaborations with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder as well as a performance from Greensky Bluegrass on Friday, the playing of Hornsby albums The Way It Is and Rehab Reunion in their entirety on Saturday, and appearances from Hornsby & The Noisemakers,  Taj Mahal Trio, Aoife O’Donovan and ChessBoxer on Sunday. Other bands scheduled to appear at Funhouse Fest include Railroad Earth, Colvin & Earle, and Jack DeJohnette with Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison.The National Reveals When They’re Releasing Their 60-Song Grateful Dead Tribute AlbumHornsby will get Funhouse Fest underway with a separate solo performance on June 23rd at Phi Beta Kappa Hall with all proceeds going to local charities. Tickets for that show can be found alongside festival tickets here.[Photo by Jay Blakesberg]last_img read more

West Brom Targets Ola Aina on a Loan Deal

first_imgAina impressed during his first loan spell away from Stamford Bridge, making 46 appearances in all competitions for Hull City, including 44 starts.The 21-year-old was given false hope that he was in the plans of Sarri after hetravelled with the first-teamers to Australia for a friendly against Perth Glory, but has been training with the ‘loan group’ since the squad returned to the United Kingdom.Central defenders Kenneth Omeruo and Fikayo Tomori are the other players of Nigerian descent linked with a temporary departure from Chelsea this month.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram With few days to the close of the transfer window, Nigerian international, Ola Aina will be farmed out on loan by Chelsea, with manager Maurizio Sarri omitting the defender from the Blues last two games against Inter Milan and Arsenal.West Brom are in the market for a right-back after missing out on the signature of Yeovil’s Tom James and have switched their attention to Aina.The Baggies are preparing to lodge a loan bid for the Chelsea fullback and they need to conclude negotiations before the next six days as the transfer window in England will close on August 9.last_img read more