Man held after fatal stabbing in derelict Dublin building

Gardaí believe victim suffered fatal injuries following row in disused pub

 

Gardaí in Dublin investigating a fatal stabbing in the city last night have arrested a man in connection with the incident.

It is believed the victim in his early 40s was involved in a row at a derelict former pub, Vallence & McGrath, on the corner of North Wall Quay and Castleforbes Road, in the north of the city at around 10.45pm.

A second man, in his late 20s, who was also stabbed, is being treated in the Mater Hospital for injuries described as not life threatening.

A man in his late 30s was arrested at the scene and is being questioned at Store Street Garda station.

A man in his late 30s was arrested at the scene and is being questioned at Store Street Garda station.

Liam Wylie who has lived by the North Quay for 20 years said this was the first stabbing in the area that he was aware of.

Marie O’Reilly, who is a representative for the local community, agreed with Mr Wylie. “I’ve lived in the area my whole life and nothing like this has ever happened around here,” she said.

According to Ms O’ Reilly, there are a large number of derelict buildings in the area, some of which are being used as squats. “These are people just trying to get out of the cold.”

Emma Byrne, who was out with her young son on a morning walk, said the empty buildings on the North Quay are an obvious place for homeless people to take shelter.

She said the number of people living on the streets in the area had risen in recent years.

The scene of the stabbing has been preserved for a technical examination. The body was removed from the scene at lunchtime.

A postmortem will be carried out today.