September 17, 2021

Kilkenny man stabbed to death on the streets of Dublin

A KILKENNY man was stabbed to death in Dublin’s city-centre.

The victim has been named locally as Peter Donnelly, who was 39 and had been living in the capital but was originally from Kilkenny.

He was stabbed several times on O’Connell Street in the early hours of yesterday morning following an argument with another man. Reports this morning suggested the pair were friends.

The street, one of Ireland’s busiest thoroughfares, was closed off for long periods yesterday as gardai from the Technical Bureau examined the scene, which resulted in major traffic disruption in Dublin’s city-centre.

A murder investigation is now under way into the fatal incident, which occurred on the busy main street shortly after 1.30am yesterday.

It is understood an argument broke out between the two men, before one of them produced a knife and stabbed the other several times before fleeing the scene.

A Garda who had witnessed the row gave chase and alerted colleagues nearby. A short time later a 28-year-old man was arrested. He was taken to Store Street Garda Station for questioning.

Gardai have also recovered a knife believed to have been used in the fatal stabbing.

The victim was rushed to the Mater Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. His remains were taken to Dublin City Morgue where a post-mortem was expected to take place yesterday.

Superintendent Paul Costello of Store Street Garda Station has appealed for anyone with information to contact gardai.

“Any members of the public in the O’Connell Street, Cathal Brugha Street, Marlborough Street areas between 1am and 2am, particularly any member of the public who may have taken any mobile phone footage of this incident or any mobile phone footage or dashcam footage in these streets at that time, are asked to contact An Garda Síochána,” Supt Costello said.

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