Man remanded over Limerick stabbings


A man has appeared in court charged in connection with a double stabbing incident in Co Limerick.

Two men in their 30s suffered serious knife wounds to their faces in an assault in Newcastle West over the August bank holiday weekend.

Stephen Daly, (23), of Sharwood Estate, Newcastle West, Co LImerick, appeared before Limerick District Court today in connection with the incident.

He is charged with assaulting Tim Lynch and David O’Connor, causing them harm, at Maiden Street, Newcastle West, Co Limerick, on August 6th, contrary to Section 3 of the Offences Against the Persons Act.

The 23-year-old is also charged with possession of a knife on the same date, contrary to Section 9 of the Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act.

Garda David Gee gave evidence at Limerick District Court of arresting Daly at Churchtown Newcastle West on Monday.

Gda Gee said he formally charged the accused yesterday and said he made no reply to any of the three charges.

Solicitor Michael O’Donnell was assigned to represent the 23-year-old who was granted free legal aid.

Mr O’Donnell said he was not seeking to make a bail application.

Judge John O’Neill remanded Mr Daly in custody until August 15th next when he is due to appear before the same court again.