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Thursday 26 April 2018

Youth charged with stabbing murder

Adam Nolan (left) and Bryan Cassidy (right), who died following a stabbing
Adam Nolan (left) and Bryan Cassidy (right), who died following a stabbing

A youth has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of a man who died following a stabbing at his partner's home in west Dublin.

Bryan Cassidy (52), originally from Finglas, was found in the front garden of a house at Buirg An Ri Walk, in Balgaddy, near Ronanstown, at 10.20pm on Wednesday night.

Shop assistant Adam Nolan was arrested shortly after midnight and detained at Ronanstown Garda Station.

A post mortem examination was also held.

Homeless

The victim had been homeless before settling in that area of Dublin.

Mr Nolan, of Buirg An Ri Walk, remained silent during his brief hearing before Judge Deirdre Gearty at Dublin District Court yesterday evening.

Evidence of arrest, charge and caution was given by Garda Sergeant Declan O'Sullivan.

He told the court the accused - who has not yet indicated a plea - was charged at Ronanstown Garda station shortly before 2pm on Friday.

He was cautioned after being charged with the murder of Bryan Cassidy.

"He made no reply," Gda Sgt O'Sullivan reported.

Bail in murder cases can only be granted by the High Court.

Judge Gearty remanded Mr Nolan in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court on February 16.

She also granted the defendant legal aid following an application by defence solicitor Padraig O'Donovan.

Assessments

The accused sat silently throughout the proceedings at court.

Members of his family sitting in the public gallery broke down with emotion during the brief hearing.

Judge Gearty agreed to Mr O'Donovan's request to ask the prison authorities for Mr Nolan to have both psychological and psychiatric assessments while in custody.

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