Moyross (Irish: Maigh Ruis) is a council estate in Limerick, Ireland. It was developed in the 1970s and 1980s, and, up to 2008, the estate was unusual in that it spanned two electoral areas, with 728 houses part of the Ballynanty DED of Limerick City Council, and 432 houses in the Limerick North Rural DED of Limerick County Council. The city boundaries have since been redrawn so that the whole estate is now covered by the City Council. It comprises 1,160 houses which are divided into 12 parks. Moyross is currently the largest housing estate in Limerick city, and is located on the north side.
Crime in Moyross
Moyross has been strongly associated in the media with anti-social behaviour and crime. Delmege Park is considered one of the worst affected areas of Moyross, with several incidents involving petrol bomb attacks and various gun-related incidents that reached a peak in 2006. An incident that has received much media attention around the Republic was the September 2006 petrol bomb attack of a car containing five-year-old Gavin Murray and seven-year-old Millie Murray, which resulted in serious injuries to both, after their mother turned down youths for a lift to a courthouse.
The crime illustrated the desperate need for government attention in Moyross, and the neglect faced by some housing estates in comparison to more affluent areas of Limerick. John Fitzgerald was appointed to lead an initiative to address issues of crime and exclusion in Moyross.
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