LATEST: Carrigaline in shock following violent death of 'lovely, gentle young man'

Garda forensic investigators concluded their initial examination of the scene shortly before midday and the body of the deceased man was removed and taken to CUH for a post-mortem.
LATEST: Carrigaline in shock following violent death of 'lovely, gentle young man'

Gardai at the scene on Saturday morning. Picture: Larry Cummins 

LATEST: The body of a man has been removed from the scene of a fatal stabbing in Cork. The 27-year-old man died in the early hours of this morning, after sustaining serious stab wounds at a house in Sea View Avenue in Carrigaline.

He was attended by gardaí and emergency services who were called to the house at approximately 3.30am, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 75-year-old father of the deceased, who gardaí say also sustained serious stab wounds, is currently being treated in Cork University Hospital (CUH). 

A 42-year-old man has been arrested and is being detained at Gurranabraher Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

 Gardai on duty at the scene of a fatal stabbing of a man in Carrigaline. Picture Dan Linehan
Gardai on duty at the scene of a fatal stabbing of a man in Carrigaline. Picture Dan Linehan

House sealed off and body removed

Garda forensic investigators concluded their initial examination of the scene shortly before midday and the body of the deceased man was removed and taken to CUH for a post-mortem.

The house remains sealed off, with a number of gardaí still in attendance.

A grey car which is believed to be connected to the incident was also removed from the scene.

Neighbours in the quiet, well-tended estate expressed their deep shock at the incident, with one neighbour who declined to be named saying she was horrified at the death of a young man she said she knew well.

“He was a lovely, gentle young man, who simply couldn’t do enough for you, and I was only talking to him yesterday,” the neighbour said.

“He comes from a decent, hardworking family who are good neighbours and kind people, and I just couldn’t say enough for them." 

Seamus McGrath, who is a county councillor living in Carrigaline, said there was a great sense of sadness and shock in the community.

“I know the man in hospital well, and he is very well-known and well-liked in the area, and on a personal level I would like to wish him a speedy recovery.

“I want to extend my deepest sympathy to the family at this terrible time, and I would thank the gardaí and the emergency services for their work,” the Fianna Fáil councillor said.

A local woman, who asked not to be named, said her daughter had gone to secondary school with the deceased man, who she described as a gentleman.

“He was a genuine lad, and when my daughter heard the news this morning, we were praying there had been a mistake.

“We have a candle lit for his soul, and we’re saying a prayer for his family,” she said.

UPDATE: Garda forensic investigators are currently at the scene of a fatal stabbing in Cork. 

A 27-year-old man died in the early hours of this morning, after sustaining serious stab wounds. 

He was attended by Gardaí and emergency services who were called to Sea View Avenue at approximately 3.30am, but was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The man's body is currently still at the scene, although it is expected that his remains will shortly be removed and brought to Cork University Hospital where a post-mortem will take place. 

A 75-year-old man, who gardaí say also sustained serious stab wounds, is currently being treated at the hospital. 

A man, aged 42, has been arrested and is currently being detained at Gurranabraher Garda Station. 

EARLIER: Gardaí are investigating after a man in his twenties died of serious stab wounds after being found badly injured in Carrigaline in the early hours of this morning. 

A second man, aged 75, also received stab wounds and is in a serious condition in Cork University Hospital. 

"At approximately 3.30 this morning Gardaí were called to the scene of a serious assault in Sea View Avenue, Carrigaline where a man (27 years) was discovered with serious stab wounds," a spokesperson said. 

"Gardaí and emergency services attended to the man but he died at the scene."

The alarm was raised at around 3.30am when gardaí said they were called to the scene of a serious assault in Sea View Avenue. Picture: Dan Linehan
The alarm was raised at around 3.30am when gardaí said they were called to the scene of a serious assault in Sea View Avenue. Picture: Dan Linehan

The spokesperson said the body remains at the scene and the scene is currently preserved. The State Pathologist has been notified.

"Gardaí were advised that a second man (75 years) attended Cork University Hospital with serious stab wounds and remains in a serious condition and is being treated at Cork University Hospital," the spokesperson said. 

Arrest made 

"A 42-year-old man has since been arrested and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Gurranabraher Garda Station," the spokesperson added. 

Appeal for witnesses 

Gardaí are appealing to any persons who were in the areas of Carrigaline and Passage West in the early hours of this morning, who may have noticed any activity which caught their attention or can assist Gardaí to contact them at Togher Garda station on 021 4947120, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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