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Man stabbed to death after row in street

A MURDER investigation is under way following the fatal stabbing of a man in Dublin at around 1.30am today.

The 24-year-old victim was rushed to nearby Beaumont Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later. Gardai in Coolock are investigating.

It is believed that he was killed during a heated dispute on The Hole In The Wall Road in Donaghmede, directly opposite the entrance to the Grattan Wood apartment complex.

It is understood the man was Irish and was from the area.

No arrests have yet been made but this morning gardai were conducting door-to-door enquiries. The State Pathologist has been notified and a post mortem was expected to be conducted later today.

Uniformed gardai were this morning keeping the area closed off as they awaited the arrival of a garda forensic team.



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The Garda Technical Bureau was expected to arrive on the scene. It is unclear as to when the road will be reopened.

Locals were shocked to hear of the brutal killing.

"My mother was coming home in a taxi just after it happened. We didn't realise somebody had been killed," a resident from the Gratton Wood complex told the Herald this morning. "It's terrible that a young man has to die like that."

Motorists unable to pass through The Hole In The Wall Road, were also shocked. "It's crazy. Another stabbing in the city. When are people ever going to learn," said one driver.

Early-morning commuters had to make alternative arrangements as their bus into the city centre was suspended.

It is the second murder in less than a week in the northside -- although there is not believed to be a connection.

Gardai in Swords are continuing to investigate the murder of drug-trafficking Traveller John Paul Joyce,

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