01 Jul 2022

BREAKING: Man charged in relation to fatal assault of Limerick man Alan Bourke

Limerick man killed in assault had a “heart of gold”

The late Alan Bourke / Picture: Facebook

A MAN has been charged in relation to the fatal assault of Alan Bourke in Limerick city on Good Friday.

The latest development in the case follows a week of investigations by gardai in Limerick. 

Mr Bourke, 48, died following the assault on Parnell Street, Limerick, at approximately 10:25pm on Friday, April 15.

The man, aged in his 30s, is due to appear before a special sitting of Ennis District Court today, Saturday, at 5pm.

A second male, aged in his 30s, who was also arrested yesterday, remains detained in Henry Street garda station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Investigations are ongoing.

Over one hundred people gathered in St Mary's Church in Limerick city yesterday to pay their respects to Mr Bourke, a talented sportsman who was originally from St Mary’s Park in the city. 

He passed away at University Hospital Limerick a short time after he was assaulted near Colbert Station.

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