Woman arrested as men released over Christy Keane attempted murder

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up TWO men arrested for questioning over the attempted murder of Limerick drug dealer Christy Keane have been released without charge after spending seven days in Garda custody.However a woman in her 30s remains in garda custody after she was arrested on Tuesday night.Keane, (55) was shot a number of times in the car park of the University of Limerick Sports Arena on June 25 last in an early morning hit that resulted in two getaway cars being burned out in a nearby estate near where Keane’s younger brother Kieran was murdered in 2003.Five men, Desmond Dundon, of Hyde Road; David “Frogs Eyes” Stanners, of Pineview Gardens, Moyross; James McCarthy, of Delmege Park, Moyross; Christopher “Smokie” Costelloe, of Moylish Avenue, Ballynanty Beg and Anthony “Noddy” McCarthy, of Fairgreen, Garryowen were all jailed for life after they were convicted of murdering Kieran Keane and for the attempted murder of Owen Treacy.Nine arrests have been made in connection with the attempted murder of Christy Keane and Gardaí made three applications before special sittings of Limerick District Court to extend the periods of detention for two men who were arrested last Tuesday week.A third man in his 50s, who was also arrested last Tuesday, was later released without charge.Christy Keane was left in a critical condition after he suffered a number of gunshot wounds.Gardai are continuing to investigate a line of inquiry that a hand gun used by one of the would-be assassins jammed as Keane got ready to go to the University Arena gym around 6.40am.Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan said that the investigation was being carried out “expeditiously”.On Tuesday night, the two men from the Northside of the city, were released without charge.Gardai say that the preparation of a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions is continuing but they are now focusing their investigation on the questioning of the woman in her 30s who was arrested on the northside of the city.The woman can be detained for a period of 72 hours. Facebook Email Twittercenter_img Print NewsBreaking newsWoman arrested as men released over Christy Keane attempted murderBy Staff Reporter – February 24, 2016 1188 WhatsApp Previous articleHomeless thief robbed wheelchair userNext article#GE16 – You ask the questions – part 3 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

France beat Uruguay to reach World Cup semis

first_imgFrance are into the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time since 2006 after seeing off Uruguay with the help of a terrible error by goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.In terms of excitement, this quarter-final tie did not come close to Les Bleus’ win over Argentina in the last 16 but will still be remembered for the contrasting fates of the two goalkeepers, with Hugo Lloris producing a contender for save of the tournament while his opposite number made a mistake that was even more memorable.Raphael Varane headed France into a first-half lead from a free-kick that came straight off the training field, with Antoine Griezmann checking his run before delivering the perfect cross for the Real Madrid defender to glance home.Uruguay, with injured striker Edinson Cavani failing to even make the bench, almost struck back immediately from a free-kick of their own, but Lloris produced a brilliant diving stop to deny Martin Caceres, before Diego Godin blasted the rebound over.The second half started with France continuing to control possession, but they were gifted the goal that made certain of their victory.There seemed little danger when Griezmann let fly from the edge of the area but Muslera misjudged the flight of the ball, flapped at the shot, and saw it loop slowly over the line. Uruguay, roared on by their huge travelling support, threw bodies forward in the closing stages but could not seriously trouble Lloris again.Their run of four successive victories is over, as well as their hopes of reaching the final in Moscow on 15 July.It is France who march on, and they will face Brazil or Belgium in the semi-finals in St Petersburg on Tuesday. Those sides play their quarter-final later todaylast_img read more