Marek Swider

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Tomasz Paszkiewicz  had pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

A meat factory worker has been jailed for nine years for using his boning knife to kill his housemate after losing hundreds of euro to him in poker. (...)

The Central Criminal Court heard the accsued used his ‘kill floor’ boning knife to stab his housemate after losing hundreds of euro to him in a New Year’s Eve poker game. File  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A jury has retired to consider its verdict in the murder trial of a Cavan meat factory worker, who killed his poker opponent with a knife from the fac(...)

Gardaí investigating the murder of a man (40) in Co Cavan on New Year’s Eve have arrested a man in Cork city for questioning .

Gardaí investigating the murder of a man (40) in Co Cavan on New Year’s Eve have arrested a man in Cork city for questioning about the killing. Marek(...)

Detectives are working on the theory that a dispute broke out inside a house on Dublin Road. It then spilled out on to the street, where Marek Swider was stabbed. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí have begun their first murder inquiry of the new year after a postmortem on the remains of a man killed in Cavan found he was stabbed to death.(...)