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Teenage girl amongst three held over Limerick knife murder

A TEENAGE girl, a man and a woman have been arrested over the murder of Ger McMahon in Limerick last week.

The three were detained in the Mungret area of Co Limerick in connection with the knife killing.

The 43-year-old, from Raheen Square in Limerick city, was found on the steps of a house in Lenihan Avenue, Prospect, at about midnight last Wednesday by an ambulance crew.

Detectives at Roxboro Road Garda Station made the three arrests this morning under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

The man, in his 30s, the woman, in her 40s, and the girl are being held at Henry Street, Mayorstone and Roxboro Road Garda Stations.

Gerard McMahon was found bleeding heavily on the steps of a terraced house on the southside of Limerick city in the early hours of yesterday.

It is believed that he sought sanctuary at a friend's home in Lenihan Avenue, Prospect, around 12.30am, after being repeatedly stabbed moments earlier. He collapsed at the entrance to the house. The occupant of the home pulled McMahon into the house and attempted to assist the wounded man.

The victim - known locally as 'Gerry Troy' - had recorded up to 50 convictions, mainly for burglary and public order offences.