Memories, 2003: Trials shelved to ease pressure

TRIALS for murder and serious crime which are scheduled to be heard in the Central Criminal Court are set to be postponed tomorrow which will help relieve the pressure on Limerick gardai who are trying to prevent tit for tat killing in the city.

TRIALS for murder and serious crime which are scheduled to be heard in the Central Criminal Court are set to be postponed tomorrow which will help relieve the pressure on Limerick gardai who are trying to prevent tit for tat killing in the city.

Of the four trials which are listed for the Central Criminal Court in Limerick tomorrow, only one will go ahead.

Junior Justice Minister, Willie O’Dea wrote to the Garda Comissioner and the Minister for Justice, Michael McDowell about the pressure on garda resources in the city.

“There is a lot of pressure on Limerick gardai at the moment and the bottom line is that we want to ensure that there is no more deaths and that the serious crime, mainly linked with the long-running gangland feud in the city - stops,” said Minister O’Dea.