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Man (39) faces murder charge

A 39-year-old man yesterday appeared in court charged with the murder of a Polish national.

At Ennis District Court, Michael Maughan, of Stone Court, Ennis. was charged with the murder of 31-year old Piotr Nowakowski, at Sandfield Mews, Ennis, on Tuesday.

Mr Nowakowski died in an ambulance en route to hospital after sustaining two stab wounds in the alleged attack.

Maughan's younger brother, Darren Maughan (21), also of Stone Court, Ennis, also appeared charged with assaulting Declan O'Dea.

The judge remanded the two in custody to appear before Ennis District Court.



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