Two men arrested after fatal assault on Alan Bourke

Limerick man died after being found with critical injuries in city last week

Two men have been arrested in connection with the fatal assault of Alan Bourke in Limerick city last week.

Alan Bourke (48) from St Mary’s Park was found with critical injuries at Colbert Station Plaza on Parnell Street in Limerick city around 10:25pm on April 15th.

Two men were arrested in connection with the assault on Friday afternoon.

Both men, aged in their 30s, are being detained at Roxboro Road garda station and Henry Street garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.


Gardaí said investigations are ongoing.

The Limerick man was buried on Friday and he was remembered for his “great sporting life”, which culminated in him playing soccer and rugby for Ireland.

Fr Gerard O’Leary, parish priest St Mary’s Church, told mourners Mr Bourke was regarded as a top-class sportsman, excelling at soccer, rugby and handball. His soccer boots and his international and club jerseys were laid beside his coffin at the church altar.

Representatives from local sporting clubs, friends and neighbours attended the funeral Mass.

Mr Bourke was formerly a manager with a tool and machinery hire company and had recently returned to his native Limerick after living for a period in Co Cork.