Two men charged over fatal stabbing in Limerick
Two men have appeared before a special court sitting charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man.
Shane Murphy (31), from Lee Estate, Island Road, Limerick city, sustained fatal stab wounds at a house in the village of Pallasgreen, Co Limerick, last Thursday night.
Two men, Ger Hogan and Dylan Hayes, appeared before Limerick District Court on Saturday evening, charged with assault causing serious harm to Mr Murphy at The Grove, Pallasgreen, on April 30.
Mr Hogan (32) with an address at Raheen Square, Ballinacurra Weston, Limerick and Mr Hayes (20) of The Crescent, Kilteragh, Dooradoyle, Limerick were each also charged with production of a knife during the course of assaulting Mr Murphy.
Garda Noel Nash said he arrested Mr Hayes at 5.30pm at Henry Street Garda station before charging him with the two offences.
Garda Nash told the court that, Mr Hayes replied, "yeah" to both charges.
Detective Garda Michael Reidy, of Bruff Garda station, gave evidence of arresting and charging Ger Hogan at Roxboro Road Garda station at 3.30pm on Saturday.
"He had nothing to say when replying to both charges," Det Garda Reidy told the court.
The two accused men were granted free legal aid and two solicitors were appointed to represent them. The court heard that Mr Hayes was "in receipt of unemployment assistance".
Judge Mary Larkin remanded the two accused men in custody to appear before Limerick District Court for the purposes of a bail application tomorrow.