Man(40s) charged with murder following the assault in on Harrington Street Hostel
By The Headlines, April 20, 2023 | 07:36 PM
Jamie Kavanagh, a 24-year-old man who was allegedly assaulted in a hostel on Harrington Street died as a result of his injuries.
A 40-year-old man has been remanded in custody after Garda charged him with the murder of a man in a Dublin hostel early Wednesday morning.
At 4.45 AM, Gardai responded to a report of a man with serious injuries following an assault at the premises on Harrington Street in south inner city Dublin.
Jamie, who lived separately in the same building but was thought to be from Clondalkin, was brought to St James's Hospital and died from his injuries.
On Thursday, Robert Murphy was arrested at Kevin Street Garda station and charged with Mr Kavanagh's murder.
At a late sitting of Dublin District Court, he appeared before Judge John Hughes.
Det Sgt Tim O'Sullivan testified about Mr Murphy's arrest and charging.
He stated that the accused was charged at 3.09 PM, following instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.
He stated that the accused "did not respond after caution."
In a murder case requiring a High Court application, the District Court lacks jurisdiction to consider bail.
Mr Murphy, who has yet to enter a plea, was remanded in custody by Judge Hughes pending the preparation of a book of evidence. Mr Murphy, who is originally from west Dublin, will appear at Cloverhill District Court by video link on April 26th.
Katie Dowling, a defence solicitor, stated that her client had "certain medical needs" and that she believed he needed medical attention while in prison. Judge Hughes granted her request to focus attention on Mr Murphy.
After the court learned that Mr Murphy was unemployed and receiving social benefits, legal aid was granted.