Inquest into mysterious deaths of conwoman Holmes and her partner

first_imgNewsInquest into mysterious deaths of conwoman Holmes and her partnerBy Staff Reporter – April 25, 2016 818 Limerick inquest told of suicide pact as past caught up with fraudster RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Linkedin Facebook 2016 Limerick women in business award winners named Hi-Way Bar Limerick operators win court battle to stay trading A picture of Julia Holmes in one of her guises Print TAGSfetauredJulia HolmesKimerickthomas ruttle Horrific Limerick nightmare draws to a close for those left behind Twitter Thomas Ruttle is laid to rest WhatsApp Previous articleOn the reel: visual arts in LimerickNext articleTesco ballot Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Senior Limerick Garda nominated for LGBT equality award A picture of Julia Holmes in one of her guisesDETAILS of the mysterious deaths of serial con-woman Julia Holmes and her Limerick partner Thomas Ruttle are expected to emerge at an inquest in Newcastle West this Monday.Julia Holmes, who adopted a number of aliases in the course of her life, died alongside Limerick bee-keeper Thomas Ruttle at his family home at Boolaglass outside Askeaton on May 18, 2015.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Their badly decomposed bodies were found by burglars who had broken in to the house which they believed was abandoned.Thomas Ruttle (56) and Julia Holmes or Julia McKitterick, (63) had not been seen for a number of weeks prior to the grim discovery. Pressure had been mounting on Ms Holmes who was being sought by police after a number of her cons were exposed.The PSNI from Northern Ireland were looking to arrest her after she failed to turn up at a court hearing over an £18,000 theft allegation.A native of Tyrone, Ms Holmes abandoned her young son when she emigrated to Canada and the US where she was jailed over $500,000 fraud. She had been married to a Texan business man despite being still married to her first husband in Northern Ireland.She was also accused of fraudulent activity in Australia before she linked up with Thomas Ruttle, a well respected and unsuspecting farmer from County LimerickWhen they moved into the roadside farm property at Boolaglass, Ms Holmes failed to pay a local builder €50,000 for extensive renovations on the two storey house.Thomas Ruttle was buried at the family plot in Askeaton but his partner’s body was cremated in Cork after it remained unclaimed for a number of weeks.Next Monday afternoon, the final chapter in Julia Holmes’ remarkable life will be heard at the inquest into the couple’s deaths.Statements had been taken from the men convicted of the burglary at Boolaglass but it is unlikely that they will be called to give evidence of their shocking discovery.The burglars contacted Gardaí after they found the bodies so as to distance themselves from the deaths.Deputy Coroner for West Limerick Antoinette Simon BL, will preside over the inquest which is to be held at Newcastle West courthouse.State Pathologist, Dr Marie Cassidy is expected to give evidence as well as a number of Gardaí who were dispatched to the scene. Advertisementlast_img read more

Son nets stunner as Chelsea’s unbeaten run ends

first_imgTottenham left Maurizio Sarri’s unbeaten record as Chelsea boss in tatters as they stormed to a 3-1 derby win at Wembley.Dele Alli’s sixth goal in this fixture got Spurs off to a flyer and Harry Kane made it 2-0 in the 16th minute.Son Heung-min was a menace to a ramshackle Chelsea defence throughout and brought up his 50th goal in Tottenham colours with a sublime 54th-minute solo effort. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Olivier Giroud’s late header from Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross could not stop Mauricio Pochettino’s men leapfrogging Chelsea to go third in the Premier League, five points shy of leaders Manchester City on 30 points.Spurs swarmed all over Chelsea from kick-off and had their reward in the eighth minute when Alli headed Christian Eriksen’s delightful free-kick beyond Kepa Arrizabalaga.Son then blazed over and Kepa produced a superb save to deny the South Korea international.The world’s most expensive goalkeeper will look back at events from the 16th minute less favourably as David Luiz squirmed out of the way of Kane’s speculative drive and Kepa remained static as the ball zipped past him.25 – Harry Kane has scored 25 goals in Premier League London derbies for Tottenham, a haul only Teddy Sheringham can better for the club (32). Capital. pic.twitter.com/GZiTtEryvZ— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 24, 2018In between the goals, Spurs defender Juan Foyth was fortunate not to be punished for clumsily challenging Eden Hazard in the area.Son curled just over on a rampaging break before Kepa repelled his volley in first-half stoppage time following Eriksen’s superb chipped pass.Willian had a strike deflected over as Chelsea showed signs of life early in the second period, only for Son to bring the house down.The effervescent Tottenham forward had plenty to do when Alli fed the ball to him down the right flank, but he comfortably outstripped Jorginho and was barely troubled by David Luiz’s ineffectual presence on his way to arrowing a crisp finish into the bottom corner.Kane and Alli should have added further goals before substitute Giroud found scant consolation for a well-beaten Chelsea.What does it mean? Pochettino underlines his brillianceManchester City are seemingly streaking off in pursuit of more records, with Liverpool remorselessly gegenpressing in pursuit. Throw in the excitement of bright new eras at Arsenal and Chelsea and it has been easy to cast a gloomy outlook over Tottenham. No new players, a delay in opening their new stadium and a faltering Champions League campaign have all contributed. But Pochettino has built a wonderful, formidable team that should never be underestimated. Sarri discussed the gap Chelsea have to make up on City this week. On this evidence becoming the best team in London, never mind the country, is a very tall order.All-action Son reaches landmark in styleEriksen’s genial craft and Son’s relentless running were a disorientating combination that Chelsea never effectively combated. The brilliant third goal will be long remembered by the Spurs faithful, not least because it seemed to neatly encapsulate all of Son’s considerable qualities – pace, tirelessness, intelligence and a clinical edge.Passion. #COYS pic.twitter.com/EkgK52eo1e— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 24, 2018David Luiz has one of those David Luiz gamesThere can be little doubt over David Luiz’s considerable capabilities but there are few more maddening footballers in this era. This was a display right out of his Brazil v Germany in the 2014 World Cup semi-final playbook. His contributions to the second and third Tottenham goals were, frankly, pathetic.Key Opta stats- Tottenham have won three of their last four Premier League games against Chelsea (L1), as many as they had in their previous 20 against them in the competition (W3 D9 L8).- Spurs have won consecutive league games against Chelsea for the first time since August 1987.- Since Mauricio Pochettino has been in charge, Tottenham have won more Premier League London derby matches than any other side (22).- Olivier Giroud became only the second player in Premier League history to score 20 goals as a substitute after Jermain Defoe (24). What’s nextTottenham will continue their attempt at Champions League escapology when Inter visit Wembley on Wednesday, with Chelsea entertaining PAOK 24 hours later. read morelast_img read more