The tragic story of three brothers with the surname Greene committed for trial in Limerick over the murder of Michael Sheehy has shocked the entire community. The incident took place on St. Stephen’s Day in Foynes, a small town located in the western part of Ireland. According to the reports, Michael Sheehy, a railway milesman, lost his life while attempting to intervene in a fight.
The details of the incident are still emerging, but it appears that the Greene brothers were involved in a heated altercation that turned violent. Michael Sheehy, who happened to be in the vicinity, attempted to break up the fight, but was allegedly fatally stabbed in the process. The wounds inflicted on Sheehy were multiple, and his death was declared instantaneous.
The entire town was in shock, and everyone was trying to make sense of what had happened. As the investigation progressed, the police discovered bloodstains on a knife that was connected to one of the accused brothers. This evidence, along with other pieces of information that surfaced during the investigation, was sufficient for the police to arrest all three brothers and charge them with murder. The trial was set to take place in Limerick, and the entire community was bracing itself for the court proceedings.
The trial was a highly publicized event, and the entire country was following the developments closely. The prosecution presented their evidence, and the defense tried to poke holes in their arguments. The trial lasted for several weeks, and at the end of it, the judge delivered the verdict. All three brothers were found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. The entire Greene family was devastated by the verdict, and they struggled to come to terms with what had happened. The community also felt the impact of the tragedy, and everyone hoped that something like this would never happen again. The case of the Greene brothers and the murder of Michael Sheehy will always remain a dark chapter in the history of Foynes, and a reminder of the tragic consequences of violence and aggression.
Manchester Evening News – Monday 28 January 1901