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Youth charged with murder after vicious south 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's 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. He was further remanded in custody to appear again at the same court on October 10 next.

A book of evidence has yet to be completed.

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.

Legal aid has been granted.

An 18-year-old woman, who had also been detained in relation to the investigation, was released without charge in July and a file will be prepared for the DPP.