Two men refused bail over death of stabbing victim
Two men charged in connection with the death of Shane Murphy were refused bail at Limerick District Court.
Gardaí told the court Mr Murphy was stabbed "23 times" in an alleged "frenzied attack" on April 30, at his girlfriend's house at The Grove, in the village of Pallasgreen, Co Limerick.
Ger Hogan (32), of Raheen Square, Ballinacurra Weston, Limerick, and Dylan Hayes (20), of The Crescent, Kilteragh, Dooradoyle, Limerick, are both charged with assault causing serious harm to Mr Murphy on April 30.
The two men were also charged with producing a knife during the course of assaulting Mr Murphy on the same night.
Gardaí told the court both accused initially stabbed Mr Murphy before they returned again to inflict further stab wounds on his body as the victim lay "incapacitated" on a couch.
Garda Noel Nash of Mayorstone Garda Station said it would be alleged that the two men were armed with a knife and a screwdriver when they attacked Mr Murphy.
Judge Timothy Lucey remanded the men in custody after gardaí objected to bail on the grounds of the seriousness of the charges and the strength of the alleged evidence.