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Wednesday 3 September 2014

Prosecutors given more time to prepare case against man charged in connection with attack on Jason 'Jay' Saunders

Published 17/07/2014 | 13:39

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Members of the gardai at the scene where Jay Saunders (inset) was found injured in Cabra. The victim died later of his injuries
Members of the gardai at the scene where Jay Saunders (inset) was found injured in Cabra. The victim died later of his injuries

Prosecutors have been given more time to prepare the case against a man charged in connection with an attack on Jason 'Jay' Saunders, who died following a St Patrick's Day party in Dublin.

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Paul Brannigan (22) is alleged to have used a golf club as a weapon during an attack on Mr Saunders (21), who was found on the ground outside a shop and later died.

Dublin District Court heard the State was also still considering further charges in the case.

Judge James Faughnan granted an adjournment to the prosecution today.

Mr Brannigan, who is originally from Finglas but has an address at Fassaugh Avenue, is charged with assault causing harm to Mr Saunders and producing a golf club as a weapon during the alleged attack.

Mr Saunders was was found on the ground outside a shop at Fassaugh Avenue, in Cabra at 7.30am on March 18 last, after leaving a party at a flat nearby.

The young Cabra man, who displayed trauma to his upper body area and had serious head injuries, was still alive at that point and was rushed to the Mater Hospital where he was pronounced dead soon after his arrival.

Today, a State Solicitor said more time was being sought for the directions of the DPP to be made available.

Judge Faughnan remanded the defendant on continuing bail, to appear in court again on September 25.

Defence Solicitor Tony Collier consented to the adjournment.

The defendant, wearing a red t-shirt and blue jeans and with his arm in a sling, did not address the court during the brief proceedings.

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