Belfast Telegraph

Motive probe over Limerick stabbing

Detectives are trying to establish a motive for the killing of a man in Limerick.

The 43-year-old, named locally as Gerard McMahon, was found with a number of stab wounds outside a house at Lenihan Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston.

Gardai arrived on the scene after being alerted by ambulance paramedics.

The single man was taken to the Mid-Western Regional Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Investigating officers at Roxboro Road said they are examining the circumstances surrounding the death.

The scene has been sealed off for a technical examination and State pathologist Marie Cassidy has been asked to attend.

Gardai also appealed for witnesses. It is believed the victim was from the nearby Raheen Square area of Limerick.

Separately, an investigation has been launched after a man was found dead in an apartment block in New Quay, Clonmel, Co Tipperary.

The body of the man, named locally as separated father-of-two Anthony Fallon, 46, was discovered in the stairwell of the complex.

It is believed he had been involved in an incident at a nearby apartment in Abbey Street some time earlier.

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