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A man in his twenties remains in custody after the body of a boy was found in Limerick on Sunday evening.

Gardaí discovered the body of a boy, believed to be 11-years-old, in the Ballynanty area of Limerick City.

The young boy was found with numerous injuries shortly after 7pm. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Gardaí arrested a man in his 20s after finding the boy. He is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Henry Street Garda Station.

They stated that they’re investigating all of the circumstances of the boy’s death.

The scene is preserved for a forensic and technical examination. The State Pathologist will carry out a preliminary examination later today.


Gardaí have issued an appeal for information following the discovery of a man's body in Co Limerick city last night.

The body of a man, believed to be in his forties, was found in a flat on Little O'Curry Street at around 6pm yesterday evening.

The scene has since been sealed of pending a forensic examination and the State Pathologist has been notified.

Investigators say they are investigating “all the circumstances” surrounding the man's death.

Anyone who may have seen anything unusual or suspicious in or around the area is asked to contact Henry Street Garda Station on 061 212400, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.


If you're in Limerick, then keep an eye out because it's rumoured that Elton John is in the area.

His €28 million yacht was spotted in Limerick City Docks, as well as reportedly being spotted in Cobh and Dingle over the weekend.

According to Limerick Leader, Elton's yacht is called the Wabi Sabi and it's Wi-Fi connection was picked up in the area too.

Many believe it is indeed the singer, and although it hasn't been confirmed, he was playing the Marquee in Cork last week.

We have to admit, it's a pretty sweet ride to travel around Ireland in, and we're kinda jealous at how good his Wi-Fi connection is.