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City ban for gang charged in gem theft

FOUR Dublin men have been ordered to stay out of Limerick city and county after they were charged with handling stolen jewellery worth thousands of euro.

The four, who were arrested at around 10.30pm on Monday on the M7 near Roscrea, County Tipperary, appeared before Limerick district court yesterday afternoon.

They are Dave Mansfield (26) of Kiltalown Road, Tallaght; Simon Corrigan (25) of Forest Hills, Rathcoole; Gerard Connors (26) of Bearna Park, Sandyford and Stephen Doyle (31) of Cloonmore Crescent, Tallaght.

They are each charged with handling 18 items of jewellery worth around €5,000 and around €2,000-worth of Egyptian currency, which was stolen from a house at Lissanalta Drive, Dooradoyle, Limerick on Monday afternoon.

Following their arrest, the men were brought to Roxboro Road garda station in Limerick where they were questioned.

In each case, Gda Dave Givens said the defendants made no reply when they were charged late on Tuesday night.


Sgt Donal Cronin said a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to the matter and he told the court that further charges may be brought.

All four men were granted bail by Judge Eugene O'Kelly subject to strict conditions.

They must each sign on daily at their local garda station between 9am and midday and again between 5pm and 8pm.

They were each ordered to live at their home addresses in Dublin and they must obey a nightly curfew between 10pm and 8am.

Sgt Cronin also asked that the men be ordered to stay away from Limerick city and county except when they are attending court sittings or legal consultations.

The defendants must give 48 hours notice to gardai before travelling to Limerick.

All four are due to appear before Limerick Court again on December 11 next.