Wednesday 16 April 2014

Man arrested in connection with fatal stabbing in South Dublin

* Gardai have a arrested a man in his 30s in connection to fatal stabbing
* Two men - both in their 20s - were found lying on a roadside with stab wounds
* It is understood the incident occurred shortly after a row at a house party
* Both were rushed to St Vincent's Hospital
* One man died shortly after 8am
* Second man remains in a serious condition
* It is understood the deceased had travelled home from Australia for Christmas

Gardi at the scene of a stabbing on Rathsallagh Park, Shankill.
Pic:Mark Condren
Gardai at the scene of a stabbing on Rathsallagh Park, Shankill. Pic:Mark Condren 26.12.2013

A MAN in his 30s has been arrested after a man was fatally stabbed in the early hours of this morning after a house party.

A second man has been seriously injured during the same incident which occurred in Shankhill, South County Dublin, at 5.30am this morning.

The incident occurred at Rathsallagh Park.

Two men, both in their late 20s, were found with serious stab injures on the road at Rathsallagh Park in the early hours of this morning.

Emergency service personnel tried frantically to save him but he was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

It is understood the victim was stabbed following a suspected argument outside a two-storey, semi-detached house in the estate.

It is understood there were young children in adjoining houses at the time of the stabbing, but they did not witness the incident.

The deceased man was discovered on the road with severe injuries and was pronounced death at St Vincents Hospital short time later.

It is understood he had travelled home from Australia for Christmas.

Shocked neighbours of the normally quiet housing estate said "pandemonium broke out" shortly after 5.30am.

"There were cop cars everywhere and there were young kids looking out of bedroom windows trying to see what was going on.

"It's such a tragedy that this kind of thing happened, especially at Christmas. The young man's poor family will be devestated."

They were rushed by ambulance to St Vincent's Hospital.

However, one of the men was pronounced dead shortly after 8am this morning.

The second man remains in a serious condition.

Gardai are investigating and the scene at Rathsallagh Park has sealed off for a technical examination.

Gardai are now appealing for witnesses that may have been in or around Rathsallagh Park this morning or can assist their investigation.

Witnesses are asked to contact Shankhill Garda Station on 01 666 5900 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

The man has been arrested is currently detained at Shankill Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Mark O'Regan

Irish Independent

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