Woman arrested after fatal stabbing outside house in Drogheda

Police investigating spate of attacks in early hours of New year’s Day

 The scene of the fatal stabbing in Drogheda’s Rathmullen Park where a man died. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson.

The scene of the fatal stabbing in Drogheda’s Rathmullen Park where a man died. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson.

Thu, Jan 2, 2014, 01:00


A 40-year-old woman has been arrested following a fatal stabbing in Co Louth.

The 30-year-old man who was stabbed died after the incident in Rathmullen Park in Drogheda at approximately 1.45am on New Year’s Day.

The victim was found suffering from several stab wounds in the garden of a house in the area. He was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in the town but was later pronounced dead.

Gardaí are awaiting the outcome of a postmortem being carried out by the Deputy State Pathologist Michael Curtis.


Shooting on farm
The woman was later arrested and

taken to Drogheda Garda station for questioning. She is being held under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

In Co Kerry, gardaí are investigating a shooting on a farm in which a man was injured.

The incident took place at a Kilgobnet near Beaufort at about 1.20am yesterday.

The 32-year-old victim is being treated at Kerry General Hospital in Tralee where his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A 48-year-old farmer has been arrested and is in custody in Killarney Garda station. It is understood the two men are known to each other and that the incident took place at the farmhouse. A legally held shotgun is also being examined.

In Co Derry, meanwhile, police investigations are continuing into an incident in which three men were attacked by a gang using baseball bats and sledgehammers.

Four masked men entered a house at Castle Park in Tobermore at about 10pm on New Year’s Eve and began assaulting the three men.

One of them, a 20-year-old, has been treated in hospital for arm and leg injuries while the others are reported not to be badly hurt.