Claims that a brothel has opened in Limerick village are investigated

Aine Fitzgerald

Reporter:

Aine Fitzgerald

GARDAI are to pursue claims that there is a brothel operating in the village of Croom.

GARDAI are to pursue claims that there is a brothel operating in the village of Croom.

“Obviously Croom is a small place. She has been around for definitely a month. I know at one stage at the house where she’s operating, there was a queue of men out the door. The whole town is talking about it. The figure which is being bandied around is €25. The people availing of it are strangers as far as I know,” continued the local.

While Gardai confirmed that there is no formal investigation ongoing in relation to the matter, they did confirm that they would be looking into the claims.

“Now that it has come to light, obviously we would be looking into it but there is no formal Garda investigation ongoing at present in relation it,” said a Garda spokesperson.

Local councillor Pat Fitzgerald who was aware of the rumours said that while he is not one to comment on rumour “obviously I would condemn such behaviour if it was to be happening”.

Official garda statistics show that a total of 55 brothels have been closed down in Limerick since the start of 2011. While the majority of the illegal operations have been detected in the city, several were closed in County Limerick this year.