Four men appear at Limerick court following Operation Thor arrests

Four men appear at Limerick court following Operation Thor arrests

Four men appear at Limerick court following Operation Thor arrests

FOUR men have appeared before Limerick court in connection with burglary incidents and the unauthorised taking of a vehicle.

The four men appeared at Limerick District Court on Thursday after being arrested in Castletroy early on Wednesday morning under Operation Thor, which targets organised crime gangs.

They are Kenneth Meehan, of McGarry House, 36, Joseph O'Shea, Kylefea, Croom, 34, David South, 26, with an address at Arywee, Fedamore and and Peter McDonagh, 25, of Shanaclough, Crecora, who were each charged with a number of offences, including burglaries and possession of articles.

At the court, Garda Robert Sheehy said it is alleged they left a house in Fedamore last Tuesday evening in a Peugeot van registered to Peter McDonagh, under the influence of alcohol and cocaine and “intent on a crime spree”.

It is further alleged Peter McDonagh entered a home in Croom, where he unsuccessfully tried to siphon fuel.

Garda Sheehy told the court they then went to addresses at College Close and Harvard Close at College Court, Castletroy, where McDonagh entered and fled when he saw the occupants.

It is also alleged McDonagh stole a bag of coal and a silver vase from a home at Lios Na Sidhe, Milford Grange, before taking a Ford C-Max car from another house in the area.

Judge Alan Mitchell remanded Kenneth Meehan and David South in custody to appear next Tuesday for directions and bail applications, which gardai have said they will object to.

Judge Mitchell remanded Joseph O’Shea on bail until May 16, subject to conditions.

Gardai objected to bail for Peter McDonagh. Judge Mitchell refused bail and remanded him in custody until next Tuesday, for directions.