Two men appear in court over fatal Limerick stabbing

Shane Murphy (31) was found dead at a house in the village of Pallasgreen on Thursday night

Two men have appeared in court in Limerick charged in connection with the death of a 31-year-old man on Thursday night.

Two men have appeared in court in Limerick charged in connection with the death of a 31-year-old man on Thursday night.

 

Two men have appeared in court in Limerick charged in connection with the death of a 31-year-old man on Thursday night.

Gerard Hogan (32) of Raheen Square, Ballinacurra Weston, Limerick, and Dylan Hayes (20) who has an address at The Crescent, Kilteragh, Dooradoyle, Limerick, are each accused of assaulting Shane Murphy (31) at a house in The Grove Pallasgreen, Co Limerick, on April 30th last.

Both men are also charged with producing a knife while committing the alleged assault.

Shane Murphy. who was from Lee Estate in Limerick city, died after he was stabbed a number of times while attending a house party on Thursday night.

At a special sitting of Limerick District Court on Saturday evening, Judge Mary Larkin was told Mr Hayes replied “yeah” when he was charged at Henry Street Garda Station earlier on Saturday.

The court heard Mr Hogan had nothing to say when charged.

Both defendants were granted legal aid and their solicitors indicated they would not be applying for bail on Saturday evening, but would make applications next week.

Judge Larkin noted this and remanded both men in custody until Tuesday morning, May 5th.