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Man (63) faces chipper death murder trial

A MAN has been charged with murder after a man died from the injuries he received outside a Dublin takeaway at the weekend.

Donal Colgan (63) was remanded in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court on August 26.

He must apply to the High Court for bail on a murder charge.

The accused, of Killarney Court, Killarney Street, Dublin 1, appeared in Dublin District Court yesterday evening charged with the murder of 45-year-old David Sheridan.

Sheridan was allegedly stabbed a number of times outside a fast-food restaurant close to his home in the North Strand area on August 17.

The father-of-three, known as 'Gummy' to his friends, was taken by ambulance to the Mater Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery, but he lost his fight for life on Monday.

Detective Sergeant Mark Watters said Mr Colgan was charged in his presence at 1.20pm yesterday.

He was handed a true copy of the charge sheet and made no reply to the charge.

Defence solicitor Noelle Kenny asked Judge Deirdre Gearty to direct that Mr Colgan receive medical attention.

Judge Gearty directed medical attention and remanded Mr Colgan in custody to appear before Cloverhill court on Tuesday.


Ms Kenny was assigned on legal aid, after the court heard Mr Colgan earns €550 a week gross and pays €91 in rent.

Mr Colgan, who was wearing dark grey tracksuit bottoms, a black T-shirt and pale grey hoodie, did not address the court during the short hearing.

The dead man's brother, Gerry (52), said earlier this week that David had a "very sad life".

Anita Judge, the mother of David's teenage son, said: "David was a very good man with a very big heart."