Man charged with robbing the late Alan Bourke in Limerick

Another man in his 30s due to appear before special sitting of Ennis District Court on Sunday

A 35-year-old man has appeared in court charged with robbing the late Alan Bourke in Limerick city on Friday, April 15th.

On April 15th, Alan Bourke (48) from St Mary’s Park in Limerick, was found seriously injured on the forecourt outside Colbert train station on Parnell Street and he later died in hospital.

At a special sitting of Ennis District Court in Co Clare at 5.20pm on Saturday, Garda Dean Landers told the court that Mark Ryan of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect, Limerick made no reply in response to charge at 1.35pm on Saturday afternoon.

Mr Ryan is charged with robbing Mr Bourke of a bicycle valued at €150 and cans of alcohol valued at €10 at Parnell Street last Friday week.


Garda Landers of Roxboro Road Garda Station in Limerick told the court Mr Ryan was arrested at his home at 8.40pm on Friday, April 22nd and brought to Roxboro Road Garda Station.

Solicitor for Mr Ryan John Herbert told Judge Mary Cashin there would be no application for bail and that Mr Ryan could be remanded in custody to appear before Limerick District Court on Tuesday.

Mr Herbert asked that Mr Ryan be produced in court for the execution of a number of district court warrants.

Mr Herbert said: “It is our intention to deal with those matters on Tuesday.”

In court, Mr Herbert asked that he be assigned legal aid for Mr Ryan after telling Judge Cashin that he was a suitable candidate as he was unemployed.

Judge Cashin granted legal aid and remanded Mr Ryan in custody and ordered that he be produced in Limerick District Court on Tuesday.

Gardaí said on Saturday that a second man, aged in his 30s, arrested in relation to the investigation into the fatal assault of Mr Bourke, was still being detained at Henry Street Garda Station.

Gardaí said on Saturday night that they had charged a second man in relation to the matter.

The man aged in his 30s is due to appear before a special sitting of Ennis District Court on Sunday at 12pm.

Gardaí also said a woman, aged in her 30s, was arrested on Sunday, April 17th in relation to this investigation. She was later released without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.