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Two men due in court over fatal assault

TWO more men are due in court today in connection with a fatal assault in Tallaght.

It will bring to eight the number of people charged in relation to the fatal attack on 20-year-old Dale Creighton on New Year's Day.

The men, both in their 20s, will appear before Tallaght District Court today in relation to Wednesday's attack on the young Dubliner. A third man in his 20s who had been arrested was released without charge.

Mr Creighton was on life support and died in Beaumont Hospital on Thursday as a result of head injuries he sustained.

Five men and one woman have already been charged and released on bail, but gardai say the investigation is ongoing.

David Burke (25), with an address at Village Square, Tallaght, in Dublin 24 and James O'Brien (21) of Avonbeg Drive, Tallaght, were both charged with violent disorder at a special court sitting on Saturday.

Ross Callery (20) appeared in court on Friday charged with violent disorder, while James Reid (23) was accused of producing a knife during the course of a dispute.


Detectives alleged that Callery and Reid were captured on CCTV footage at St Dominic's Road at around 4am on New Year's Day when Mr Creighton was badly assaulted.

Judge John O'Neill remanded Callery and Reid on cash bail to appear before the court again on January 16.

Callery, of Westpark in Tallaght, is charged with violent disorder at St Dominic's Road.

Reid, of Homelawn Avenue in Tallaght, is charged with production of a knife during the course of a dispute.

Two others, Graham Palmer (24) of Homelawn Road, and Aisling Burke (20) of Bolbrook Grove, both Tallaght, appeared in court last week charged with violent disorder.