Man charged over syringe attack at Limerick hotel

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Kenneth Noonan did not apply for bail and was remanded in custody until next week
A LIMERICK city man was remanded in custody this Wednesday evening after he was charged in connection with an incident during which a hotel worker was threatened with a syringe.

A LIMERICK city man was remanded in custody this Wednesday evening after he was charged in connection with an incident during which a hotel worker was threatened with a syringe.

Kenneth Noonan, aged 30, of Crecora Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston was brought before Limerick District Court after he was charged with robbing €101.54 from the night manager at the Limerick City Hotel on the Dock Road.

Garda Donnacha Coakley told Limerick District Court he arrested the defendant at the Windmill Apartment complex at 3.10am - shortly after the alarm was raised.

Mr Noonan, he said, replied “tell that lad I’m sorry” when he was formally charged at Henry Street garda station at 4.30pm.

The defendant, who is unemployed, was granted legal aid and solicitor Sarah Ryan was assigned to represent him.

It is alleged he threatened the hotel worker with a syringe after entering the reception area before demanding money from him and fleeing with a cash box.

Sergeant Donal Cronin said a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in the case and he requested additional time to secure directions.

Ms Ryan said her client would not be applying for bail and she did not object to the application for an adjournment.

Mr Noonan was remanded in custody and is due to appear before the court again via video Limerick on Tuesday next.