December 2, 2023

Gardai investigate death of man after series of incidents in Kilkenny and Tipperary

Gardaí are investigating the death of a man following a number of incidents in Kilkenny and Tipperary on Sunday night.

Gardai and ambulance staff responded to a report of a man with a “signififcant injury to his arm”at a house in the An Grianan Housing Estate in Killenaule, county Tipperary at 6.30pm on Sunday. He was then taken to hospital by ambulance.

The man later left the hospital. However, he was later found by gardai on the M8 Motorway in the vicinity of Junction 6 (Horse & Jockey) at around 12.30am on Monday.

Gardaí removed the man from the motorway for his own safety and brought him to the Chapelfield Estate in Urlingford.

A Garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí left Chapelfield after the man was observed at the front door of a house.

“At 1.49am a report was received of an incident/disturbance at a house in Chapelfield in Urlingford. Gardaí responded as did an ambulance, and the male was brought to St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny where he later died.”

A forensic examination has been carried at the house in the Chapelfield  estate.

Gardaí say they are not treating the incident as sinister, but confirmed the matter is still under investigation.

Gardaí  are appealing for information from any members of the public who were in the An Grianan Area of Killenaule last Sunday evening, anyone who saw a male on the M8 Motorway near the Horse and Jockey junction (Junction 6) on the Northbound carriageway between 12am and 12.45am on Monday morning or Anyone who was in the vicinity of Chapel field Estate in Urlingford between 1am and 3.30am on Monday to contact Thurles Garda Station 0504 25100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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