Gardai granted more time to question two men

Donal O’Regan

Reporter:

Donal O’Regan

GARDAI were granted a further 48 hours to question two men in connection with aggravated burglaries in East Limerick at a late night court sitting last night.

GARDAI were granted a further 48 hours to question two men in connection with aggravated burglaries in East Limerick at a late night court sitting last night.

Three men and a woman - aged between 19 and 48 - were arrested in Dublin and Tipperary last Thursday morning.

They were arrested under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act and can be held for up to seven days.

One of the men and the woman have been released without charge and a file is being prepared for the DPP.

As part of the ongoing investigation another woman was arrested in Dublin yesterday morning.

At a special sitting of Limerick Court last night, Chief Superintendent David Sheahan applied for an extension of two of the men’s detention for a further 48 hours.

The court heard that some 40 gardai are working on the investigation, which the chief superintendent was “being conducted as diligently and expeditiously as possible”.

Judge Eugene O’Kelly granted the gardai’s application for a further 48 hours to question both men. The two were represented by Yvonne Quinn BL.