Saturday 22 October 2016

Tragic Peter had a huge heart, says grieving dad

THE father of a Dublin man who died in a violent incident has described his son as "our champion" adding that he "had a huge heart".

Dad-of-two Peter Conroy (25) was "one of a kind", his father Frank has said.

"Watching your son die is the worst thing imaginable. I held one of his hands and my daughter Louise held the other. It has destroyed us," he added.

"I couldn't have asked for a better son. He was so helpful to everyone. He was giving of his time. He was always so thoughtful.


"He lived for his family, his partner and his two children," Frank added.

Peter's partner Elaine Blount will now have to raise their children Sophia (2) and six-month-old Annabelle alone.

"I'm crying so much I can't cry no more," she said.

Terry Connors (40) yesterday appeared before Dublin District Court charged with murder.

He was remanded in custody for a week.

The accused, with an address at Drumcairn Drive, Tallaght, is charged with murdering Mr Conroy at the Palmerstown Lodge B&B, Kennelsfort Road Lower, Palmerstown, on Tuesday.

Det Insp Colum O'Malley told the court that the accused replied "no" when the charge was put to him at Ballyfermot Garda Station.

He was handed a copy of the charge sheet.

Legal aid was granted following an application by defence solicitor Jeremy Ring.

No bail application was made as bail cannot be granted at district court level on a murder charge.

Judge Michael Walsh remanded the defendant in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court next Wednesday.

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