Limerick County Council seeking Rathkeale exclusion orders

Gerard Fitzgibbon

Reporter:

Gerard Fitzgibbon

Solicitor Will Leahy
LIMERICK County Council is seeking to have two men barred from entering eight housing estates and one halting site in Rathkeale, as a result of repeated anti-social behaviour.

LIMERICK County Council is seeking to have two men barred from entering eight housing estates and one halting site in Rathkeale, as a result of repeated anti-social behaviour.

The council applied at Newcastle West court this Tuesday to have Roger Ryan, 25, and his 18-year-old brother Tom, both of 7 Fairgreen, Fairhill, Rathkeale, prevented from entering every local authority housing estate in the West Limerick town.

The applications were adjourned for two weeks to allow the brothers, who are both serving prison sentences, to give instructions to their solicitor.

If the applications are successful it will bring to seven the number of housing exclusion orders that have been enforced by the county council in West Limerick since December 2011.

Speaking in court this Tuesday solicitor Will Leahy said that Limerick County Council is “anxious to proceed” and have the exclusion orders in place against both brothers “before Christmas”. However Mr Leahy said that the council was agreeing to adjourn the application as solicitor Ted McCarthy, who represents both Ryan brothers, was as yet “unable to take instructions” on the matter as the pair are currently serving prison sentences.

The council is seeking to have both men excluded from the Fairgreen, Fairview, Deel Court, St Mary’s Park, Sli na Milaoise, Cois Deel, Abbey Court and Abbeylands estates. The council is also seeking to exclude both men from the Hillview halting site in the town.

Judge Mary Larkin adjourned the exclusion order application to a sitting of Kilmallock court on November 19, when the application will either proceed or a date for hearing will be fixed.

Limerick County Council secured its first exclusion orders in December 2011, when it barred two sets of Newcastle West brothers - Dermot and John Ryan and Thomas and Dan McCarthy - from the Castleview and Sharwood estates in the town.

It has since successfully secured an exclusion order barring Padraig Lynch, of Pound Street, Ballingarry, from entering the Clontemple and Kilshane Court estates in Ballingarry.