Young man charged with murder after Dublin stabbing attack appears before courts

CourtsBy Tom Tuite
Murdered: Paul 'Paulie' Curran
Murdered: Paul 'Paulie' Curran

A YOUTH charged with murder in connection with a fatal stabbing in Dublin has been further remanded in custody.

Paul "Paulie" Curran (24) died after he was stabbed at Seagull House on Rutland Avenue in Crumlin, south Dublin, at around 4pm on July 16.

He was rushed to St James Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The scene was preserved for a technical examination and Graham McEvoy (18), who has an address at Captain's Road in Crumlin, was arrested the next day and charged with his murder.

He was remanded in custody on July 18 and appeared again on Monday at Dublin District Court.

Following a request for an adjournment by the State, he was further remanded in custody by Judge Anthony Halpin.

He will appear again at the same court on October 24 next, when it is expected that he will be served with the book of evidence.

Defence solicitor Niall O'Connor told the court that there was consent to the two-week remand.

Bail in a murder case can only be granted by the High Court. At his first hearing in July, Det Danny Sergeant Kelly said that "in reply to the charge after caution, he made no comment".

The youth has not yet indicated how he will plead and a book of evidence needs to be completed by the prosecution before he can be returned for trial.

Legal aid has been granted.