Friday 15 November 2019

Man dies nine years after vicious knife attack

Mark O'Regan

A MAN who was left severely brain damaged and wheelchair bound after a vicious knife attack nine years ago has died.

Daniel O'Haire (31) from Finglas in Dublin had his jugular vein lacerated when he was stabbed in the neck in an attack by another man armed with "ninja or martial arts" style knives in July 2003.

The incident happened in Finglas when Mr O'Haire spotted a man he knew and said: "Come here, I want to talk to you."

The man walked away but returned a short time later with two knives.

The men confronted each other and Mr O'Haire was stabbed in the neck.

He went into cardiac arrest and was transferred to the intensive care unit at Connolly Memorial Hospital where a tracheotomy was carried out due to the lack of blood going to his brain.

He suffered significant brain damage and was wheelchair bound.

Mr O'Haire died on Sunday in Cuan Aiobheann in St Mary's, Phoenix Park in Dublin.

A man was sentenced to 12 years in jail last June with the final year suspended.

Irish Independent

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