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Gardai investigate Sixmilebridge shooting

Gardaí in Shannon are appealing for information following a shooting incident in Sixmilebridge. At approximately 12.20am (on Saturday) Gardaí responded to reports of shots fired outside a public house in Sixmilebridge village. Two men (aged 21 and 66 years) were discovered at the scene with apparent gunshot wounds. They were treated on site before being removed by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick. Their injuries are not thought be life threatening. No arrests have been made to date and the scene is currently preserved for forensic and technical examination. An incident room has been established at Shannon Garda Station. Investigators will hold a case conference later this Saturday morning and are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to contact Shannon Garda Station 061-365900 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666

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19 year-old remains in custody over fatal stabbing

Employees at the Shannon Knights night club have been interviewed by gardaí while CCTV footage is being examined to determine the sequence of events which led to a 23 year-old man being fatally stabbed at the weekend. The dead man has been named as Jamie Higgins from Mungret in Limerick city. He is a past pupil of Crescent Comprehensive School in Dooradoyle and was a noted rugby and soccer player. He celebrated his 23rd birthday only last month. A 19-year-old man, also from Limerick city remains in Garda custody in relation to the incident which occurred around 2am on St Patrick’s night. He is still detained at Shannon Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended. Gardaí believe the man in custody and the deceased were known to each other. A 22-year-old man injured during this incident is still being treated at University Hospital Limerick. However his injuries are not life threatening. …

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Joint Oireachtas Committee to visit Shannon

A delegation from the the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions will travel to Shannon on this Thursday for a series of meetings on the US military use of the airport and Irish airspace. The delegation will meet with representatives from the Shannon Airport Authority, the local gardaí and Shannonwatch. The visit to Shannon follows a petition and presentation to the Committee in June by Dr Edward Horgan, Margaretta D’Arcy and Dr John Lannon of the Shannonwatch organisation. Chairman of the committee, Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said the visit to Shannon Airport is a valuable opportunity to follow up on the petition by Shannonwatch earlier this year. “Central to the petition by Shannonwatch is a call for the Government to investigate the use of Shannon Airport and Irish airspace for the transit of US armed troops, munitions and other war material, and for the refuelling of CIA-associated aircraft involved in extraordinary rendition,” he said.

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