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Limerick man pleads guilty to killing his father

A LIMERICK man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his father in 2010.

Gerard McNamara (24), of Cedar Court, Kennedy Park, Limerick, had been charged with the murder of Joseph O’Donnell (48) at Hyde Road, Prospect, Limerick, on October 1st, 2010.

This morning at the Central Criminal Court, McNamara pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to the manslaughter of his father.

This plea was accepted by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Mr Justice Paul Carney directed the preparation of a victim impact report and remanded McNamara in custody to appear before the court again on July 16th for sentence.