Sunday 21 January 2018

Burglars struck as family were at dad's funeral

Josie Walsh. Picture: Brian Gavin Press 22
Josie Walsh. Picture: Brian Gavin Press 22

Kathryn Hayes

THE family of a businessman have spoken of their horror after their home was ransacked while they attended their father's funeral.

Josie Walsh's family was left devastated after thieves targeted their home while they were in Dublin at his cremation service.

The garage owner who ran Crescent Garage, on Alphonsus Street in Limerick, died on March 4, aged 84.

Mr Walsh's family travelled to Dublin after his funeral mass in Limerick for his cremation at St Jerome Crematorium.

On their return home to O'Connell Avenue in Limerick, Mr Walsh's widow Geraldine, daughter Rose (26) and son Adam were met with a scene of "complete destruction". "To think that someone would do this after our father died, it is disgraceful," said Rose.

Irish Independent

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