Christmas reprieve for son of murdered Limerick gang boss

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first_imgTwitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement TAGSCourtfalse statementGardaíKieran Keanelimerickmurder NewsChristmas reprieve for son of murdered Limerick gang bossBy Staff Reporter – December 31, 2016 1921 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Emailcenter_img WhatsApp Print Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleBehind the scenes and screams with Snow WhiteNext articleSix year prison sentence for robbing taxi driver at knifepoint Staff Reporter Kieran Keane JnrTHE son of a murdered Limerick gang boss has been allowed defer a nine month prison sentence for making a false statement to Gardaí until the New year.Father-of-two, Kieran Keane Jnr, (26) of Claughaun Avenue, Garryowen gave a false statement to Gardaí about a car accident in which a woman in her 80s was knocked down and seriously injured.Keane, whose father was murdered in 2003 at the start of the Limerick gangland feud, pleaded guilty to the charge at Limerick Circuit Court last week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He told Gardaí his car was stolen when he was actually a front seat passenger at the time of the accident near St John’s Cathedral.Both himself and the driver fled the scene leaving his car behind.Garda Aled Harkin told Judge Tom O’Donnell that he trawled through extensive CCTV footage from the area before capturing Keane in the car.He subsequently admitted making a false statement that his car was stolen from outside his home.As a result of the crash, Keane needed shoulder surgery, extensive medical treatment and a cast on his arm.He said that he received the injuries from a fall while out drinking.Imposing a nine month sentence, Judge Tom O’Donnell said that Keane lied to Gardaí and then made matters worse by signing a statement before his story was unravelled by Garda Harkin.However, he granted a defence application to defer the sentence until January 2. Linkedinlast_img

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