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Limerick councillor pleads with thieves who stole from his father’s grave

first_img Previous articleOpinion – Time for Humility, the issues facing Munster RugbyNext articleLimerick to lead European culture 2020? Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Linkedin by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Daniel ButlerLIMERICK Fine Gael councillor Daniel Butler has pleaded with thieves who stole flowers from his father’s grave last weekend to stop this “sickening” activity.The City West councillor received a phone call from his mother Bernadette last Sunday telling him that flowers left on his father’s grave by his sister Susan had been stolen from Castlemungret Cemetery.Daniel’s father Richard, a former Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council, died in December 2013 at the age of 56 after battling cancer.Cllr Butler told the Limerick Post that he was “saddened” to learn of the theft and said that his mother and sister were “upset after it”.“I would compare it to a burglar entering your property and robbing something. You just feel your private space has been violated,” he commented.Following the robbery of flowers from his father’s grave in Castlemungret Cemetery, Cllr Butler has spoken with council officials to raise his concerns in terms of security and monitoring the situation.He is also calling on the local authority to possibly look at recording complaints centrally to try find patterns and possible culprits.“I want to plead to these people, although it will probably be in vain, that if they have any sense of respect that they would cease this sickening activity. Secondly, I want to plead to members of the public visiting friends or relatives graves to be alert to this activity and to report it to the relevant authorities,” said Cllr Butler. TAGSCastlemungret CemeteryCllr Daniel ButlerFine Gaellimerick center_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Print Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsLimerick councillor pleads with thieves who stole from his father’s graveBy Alan Jacques – January 22, 2015 601 last_img

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