Man is due to appear in court today over the fatal attack on Ger Curtin, 43, in Limerick

Ger Curtin’s body was discovered outside a house on Sarsfield Avenue in the Garryowen area at around 4.45am

Ger Curtin’s body was discovered outside a house on Sarsfield Avenue in the Garryowen area at around 4.45am.

A man in his 40s was arrested at the scene.

In a statement this morning, gardaí said a post mortem had been carried out but the results would not be released for “operational reasons”.

“The arrested man, aged in his 40s, has since been exempted from the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 and has been charged in connection with the incident. He is scheduled to appear before a special sitting of Ennis District Court this evening, Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.,” a spokesman said.

“Gardaí on Henry Street continue to appeal for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact them.

“Any person who was in the area of ​​Sarsfield Avenue between 4am and 5.15am on Saturday morning, November 4, 2023, and who may have camera footage, including CCTV and dashcam footage, is asked to provide this to the to provide Gardaí investigations.

“Gardaí would also like to thank everyone who has come forward and assisted with this investigation so far and we greatly appreciate this.

“Anyone with information that could assist gardaí is asked to contact Henry Street Garda Station on 061 212 400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.”

Local councilor Conor Sheahan said yesterday the death had caused shock in the local community.

“First of all, as a councilor who lives in the community, I can say that what happened here is deeply shocking and sad,” he said.

“Sarsfield Avenue would be home to an older, very sedentary community and the house where this happened is on a cul-de-sac. So you should only go up there if you have business there.

“I truly hope gardaí can complete their investigation quickly and that justice is served.”

Family and friends of the dead man paid tribute to him on social media.

One wrote: “I truly and truly cannot believe what I am hearing today. Poor old Ger. Heartbreaking news!

“Thinking of your mother and father…may you rest in peace.”

Another wrote: “Thinking of the Curtain family at this sad time. RIP Ger. A cruel world we live in.”

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