POLITICIANS, members of the clergy and the public have been reacting online to the latest violent incident in Cork which has left a young man dead.
Gardaí have launched an investigation after a young man was fatally stabbed in the neck in Cork city last night. It is the third murder to have occurred in Cork in a matter of months.
The man, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, suffered what is understood to have been a stab wound to the neck during an incident on Bandon Rd, on the south side of the city.
Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork Paul Colton, who lives close by, said he was "horrified".
"Horrified to hear the news of the stabbing and death of a young man on Bandon Road, Cork in our neighbourhood this evening not far from my own home. My heart and prayers go out to him, his family and friends."
Cork South-Central TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire described the incident as "utterly senseless".
"Horrifying to hear of the death of a young man after the stabbing on Bandon road tonight. Incredibly tragic and utterly senseless, thinking of his family & friends."
Local Independent councillor and former Lord Mayor, Mick Finn, said:
“This is another terrible tragedy in an area still reeling from a death in a house in the same area before Christmas. When you see the savagery of incidents in Drogheda and Dublin, is it any wonder people are fearful. We need to start investing in crime prevention and get much tougher on perpetrators. This is another awful time for another family...our sympathies are with them.”
UCC Express, the student newspaper at UCC, tweeted:
"We are very sad to say that according to report a young man in his 20s has been stabbed and killed on Bandon Road this evening near UCC. If any students were around at the time of the incident and witnessed anything they should contact the police immediately."
Corkonians have also been voicing their dismay.