Woman arrested after man stabbed to death in Phibsboro
Victim was still alive when gardaí arrived but died later in a Dublin hospital
Garda preserve the scene of the fatal stabbing on Phibsboro Road in Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photography
Gardaí have also begun house to house inquiries in an effort to establish if any residents heard or saw anything of interest around the time of the stabbing. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photography
The emergency services were called to the scene at around 10.30pm on Saturday night. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photography
A woman suspected of stabbing a man to death in a late night incident in Dublin has been arrested by gardaí.
The suspect, who is in her mid 40s, is being held at Mountjoy garda station in the north inner city.
She is being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act and can be questioned for up to 24 hours without charge.
The woman is from Trinidad and has three children.
She is being questioned about the circumstances under which the dead man sustained his fatal injuries at her house on Phibsboro Road, Phibsboro, north Dublin.
The woman was known to the dead man but they were not believed to have been in a relationship. The man was visiting her property when he was stabbed.
The emergency services were called to the scene at around 10.30pm.
When gardaí and paramedics arrived they found the victim with stab wounds, though he was still alive.
He was treated at the scene before being taken by ambulance the short distance to the Mater Hospital.
He underwent further treatment at the hospital but efforts to save him were not successful and he was pronounced dead this morning.
The man, originally from Romania, lived in a property with his extended family on the same terrace of houses where the attack occurred.
A post mortem is scheduled to take place on the victim’s remains later today and when the results of that are known the inquiry is expected to be upgraded from a suspicious death to a murder.
All the resources of a murder investigation have already been committed to the case and the property where the man sustained his fatal wounds remains sealed off this afternoon.
It will undergo a full forensic examination by members of the Garda Technical Bureau.
Gardaí have also begun house to house inquiries in an effort to establish if any residents heard or saw anything of interest around the time of the stabbing that might help the inquiry.