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Shrine to stabbing victim is growing

FAMILY and friends of stab victim James Joyce have been maintaining a vigil at the scene of his tragic death.

Bouquets of flowers have been placed near the spot since Mr Joyce's tragic death last Thursday in Swords.

When the Herald called to the area yesterday evening there was a crowd of young people paying their respects to their beloved friend.

Mr Joyce's distraught girlfriend, Alison Colgan, is due to give birth to their child in three months' time.

The funeral arrangements have not been finalised but reports suggest that it will take place this weekend.

Local woman and Mr Joyce's former schoolmate Donna Bell (19) told the Herald: "He was one of my mates for years. I'm just devastated. I hope his family find some comfort."

A local woman said that mourning friends and family had been holding vigils. "Everyone's in shock. It's unbelievable."

A man has appeared in court over the death. Daniel McCormack (22), from Kenure Park, Rush, was charged with the manslaughter of Mr Joyce, who died after he was stabbed in the St Cronan's estate, Swords.