Wednesday 22 October 2014

Charges against dead man struck out

Andrew Phelan

Published 25/07/2014 | 10:09

Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown
Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown

A JUDGE has struck out public order charges against a Dublin man who has since been found dead at an apartment in the west of the city.

Ian Quinn (31) had been facing charges of public intoxication and breach of the peace at a hospital A&E three days before he died.

Mr Quinn, with an address at Annaly Grove, Ongar had been alleged to have committed the offences at the Accident and Emergency Department of Connolly Hospital and at Main Street, Blanchardstown on May 28 last.

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Sgt Maria O'Callaghan told Blanchardstown District Court the prosecution was withdrawing the case as the accused was deceased.

Judge David McHugh struck the charges out.

Mr Quinn was found dead at an apartment at Annaly Grove at around 4am on May 31.

Two women were arrested in connection with his death but were released without charge.

Gardaí said they were not releasing the results of a post mortem examination for operational reasons.

However, it is understood that Mr Quinn, who was originally from Tallaght, may have suffocated and was found with a plastic bag over his head.

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