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Charges due over fatal assault on dad

Louise Roseingrave

Published 06/10/2016 | 02:30

Gardaí have carried out extensive investigations related to his death and believe they will have sufficient evidence to bring charges, Dublin Coroner’s Court heard.
Gardaí have carried out extensive investigations related to his death and believe they will have sufficient evidence to bring charges, Dublin Coroner’s Court heard.

GardaÍ have collected 180 statements in relation to the death of a 27-year-old who was assaulted in Temple Bar.

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Gareth O'Connor (27) of Lindisfarne Grove, Clondalkin, died at St James' Hospital in Dublin on September 11, 2015.

Gardaí have carried out extensive investigations related to his death and believe they will have sufficient evidence to bring charges, Dublin Coroner's Court heard.

Seven people have been arrested in relation to the case to date. Gardaí are seeking to identify one final individual, who they believe can assist the investigation.

Mr O'Connor, a father of three, died due to bleeding on the brain. He was the youngest of nine siblings, some of whom attended the brief inquest hearing at Dublin Coroner's Court.

Inspector John Rice of Kevin Street Garda Station applied for a six-month adjournment of the inquest, which first opened on November 17, 2015.

"We hope to submit a file to the Director of Public Prosecutions in the next two months," Inspector Rice said.

Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane adjourned the inquest for further mention to April 4, 2017.

Irish Independent

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