FUNERAL arrangements made for Dean Fitzpatrick were suddenly cancelled this morning.
A requiem mass was due to be held tomorrow for the young man who was stabbed in an incident on Saturday night.
The funeral is expected to be held at a later date.
The funeral site, RIP.ie had earlier carried details of the service which had been due to take place at St Brendan's church in Coolock, Dublin following 11.30am mass.
However the undertakers have now revealed that the funeral has been "cancelled" but said they could not give the reason.
The news was confirmed by a sacristan at St Brendan's who said they had been told the funeral will not now take place as planned, revealing: "the body has not been released."
A spokesperson for Beaumont hospital said they have been in contact with the family but would not be releasing information to the media.
Meanwhile a spokesperson for the gardai said they had not been given details of either the funeral or the subsequent cancellation.
The 23 year old father of one died after receiving a single stab wound to the stomach and was found outside his mother's apartment at Northern Cross on Malahide Road on Saturday night.
His stepfather, Dave Mahon (42) has admitted to the killing, describing it as a "terrible accident." He claimed he stabbed Dean in self-defence.
The victim is the brother of missing teenager, Amy Fitzpatrick, who disappeared without trace in Spain on New Year's Day 2008, after moving there with her mother and stepfather.