December 1, 2021

Man (28) in court charged with fatal stabbing of Kilkenny man

A MAN has appeared in court charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of Kilkenny man Peter Donnelly.

Mr Donnelly died after he sustained serious injuries outside a premises on Upper O’Connell St at about 1.40am last Tuesday. The father-of-one had moved to Dublin last summer and was residing at various addresses and hostels in the city.

Damien Singleton (pictured above with Mr Donnelly), originally from Cork but of no fixed abode, was today charged with Donnelly’s murder and production of a knife in connection with the incident.

Dressed in a green T-shirt, grey trousers and runners, Mr Singleton sat silently throughout the hearing at Dublin District Court with his left forearm in a cast.

Detective Sergeant Brendan Casey told the court the accused was formally cautioned and made no reply when he was arrested for the purpose of being charged at 7.03pm on Thursday “for the offence of common law murder”.

Detective Sergeant Casey applied for a remand in custody and asked for the defendant to appear at Cloverhill District Court on June 18.

Solicitor Tracy Horan, for the accused, consented and said her client would appear via video-link at the next hearing. She asked the court to direct medical attention in custody for “very severe hand injuries”.

Judge Bryan Smyth remanded Singleton in custody.


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