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Friday 18 April 2014

Murder probe: Man to be charged in connection with stabbing

A 36-year-old man is expected to appear before a sitting of Dublin District Court tomorrow morning charged in connection with the investigation into a fatal stabbing.

One man is dead and another injured after a row broke out between a group of men who were squatting in a disused pub on Dublin's North Wall Quay.

The violent fight occurred in the Vallance & McGrath bar on the edge of Dublin's docklands.

The incident occurred at around 10.45pm last night.

A security guard working at the nearby O2 arena called gardai when he spotted a man with bloodstained clothing on the street nearby.

The victim's body remained at the scene this morning pending a preliminary examination by a pathologist, and the scene was sealed off for a forensic examination by members of the garda technical bureau.

The second man who was injured in the attack is in his 20s, He was taken to the Mater hospital where he is being treated for stab wounds.

The Scene of the Fatal Stabbing on the North Wall Quay in a Abandoned Pub
The scene of the fatal stabbing on the North Wall Quay. Photo: Kyran O'Brien

It is believed there were up to five men squatting in the building at the time. This latest death marks the 14th violent killing in Ireland so far this year.

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