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Man (50s) dies after suspected stabbing in Dublin city centre

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in his 50s following a suspected stabbing in Dublin city centre.

Officers were alerted to the scene at around 11am following an incident at Markievicz House, near Townsend Street in Dublin 2.

The man, aged in his 50s, was brought to St James’ Hospital where he has since been pronounced dead.

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Members of the Garda Technical Unit at the scene of the fatal stabbing at Markievicz House in Dublin City Centre where a man in his 50's has died. Photo by Steve Humphreys 29th March 2021

Members of the Garda Technical Unit at the scene of the fatal stabbing at Markievicz House in Dublin City Centre where a man in his 50's has died. Photo by Steve Humphreys 29th March 2021

Members of the Garda Technical Unit at the scene of the fatal stabbing at Markievicz House in Dublin City Centre where a man in his 50's has died. Photo by Steve Humphreys 29th March 2021

It’s understood the man suffered knife wounds and gardaí are now carrying out inquiries.

Gardai have said they are awaiting the results of post mortem examination to take place which will determine the course of the investigation.

A spokesman said: “The scene continues to be preserved and examinations are ongoing by the Garda Technical Bureau and Divisional Scenes of Crime personnel.”

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Members of the Garda Technical Unit at the scene of the fatal stabbing at Markievicz House in Dublin City Centre where a man in his 50's has died. Photo by Steve Humphreys, 29th March 2021

Members of the Garda Technical Unit at the scene of the fatal stabbing at Markievicz House in Dublin City Centre where a man in his 50's has died. Photo by Steve Humphreys, 29th March 2021

Members of the Garda Technical Unit at the scene of the fatal stabbing at Markievicz House in Dublin City Centre where a man in his 50's has died. Photo by Steve Humphreys, 29th March 2021

Fine Gael TD Neale Richmond said: “This is absolutely tragic news, sadly once again the spectre of knife crime darkens our city’s streets and another life has been taken.

“This problem is escalating with increases in seizures, hospitalisation and indeed deaths.

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“We need to fast tack plans for Scottish style early intervention, for weapons amnesties and to increase Garda visibility.

“Strong sentences are important but that will never bring back a lost loved one, sentencing as a deterrent will only address a small aspect of the plague of knife crime.”


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