34 year old charged with Limerick stabbing
The victim suffered up to four stab wounds and a punctured lung in the attack
The accused man was remanded in custody
A 34-year-old man has appeared before a special sitting of Limerick District Court charged in connection with a serious stabbing incident in the city at the weekend. Thomas O’Hagan, with an address at Baker Place, Limerick, is charged with assault causing harm to 26-year-old Nicholas Ahern, at an apartment in Baker Place on June 29th.
The victim, from the Askeaton area of Co Limerick suffered up to four stab wounds and a punctured lung in the attack.
He was recovering last night at the High Dependency Unit of University Hospital Limerick. His condition was described as serious but stable.
The stabbing followed an earlier incident in which Mr O’Hagan had part of his ear bitten off.
Garda David Godfrey gave evidence of arresting and charging Mr O’Hagan at Roxboro Garda station on Saturday night. The court heard he made no reply to the charge.
Solicitor Ted McCarthy, representing Mr O’Hagan, told the court his client was unemployed. He said the charge was of a “significant serious nature” and asked that the question of bail be reserved until his next court appearance.
Insp Seamus Ruane informed the court that the matter would require directions from the DPP.
Judge Eugene O’Kelly remanded the accused in custody until tomorrow when he is due to appear before the same court again.