Gardaí continue to examine scene of fatal Dublin stabbing

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Paul 'Paulie' Curran McGuirk
Paul 'Paulie' Curran McGuirk

Gardaí are continuing to examine the scene of yesterday's stabbing where the brother of double killer David Curran was killed in Dublin yesterday.

Paul 'Paulie' Curran McGuirk suffered serious stab wounds at Seagull House, on Rutland Avenue in Dolphin’s Barn, at around 4pm on Saturday.

He was rushed by ambulance to St James’s Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The young man was a brother of David Curran, who is serving life for the brutal murder of two Polish immigrants, in a case that shocked the nation in 2008.

David Curran was just 17 when he stabbed  Pawel Kalite (28) and Marius Szwaijkos (27) to death with a screwdriver outside their home on Benbulben Road, Drimnagh.

He claimed he was ‘off his head’ on drink and drugs when he attacked the men, believing his father had been attacked by Mr Kalite.

Seagull House

Curran’s family home was later set alight in an arson attack while his mother and siblings, including Paul, were inside. They managed to jump out a window to escape the blaze.

Yesterday local Sinn Fein councillor Cllr. Daithí Doolan tweeted ‘Today's fatal stabbing in Crumlin was wrong. Another family left grieving.Those involved must face justice.’ 

While Curran is not believed to have serious criminal convictions, his father Michael McGuirk, was part of a gang involved in a €240,000 tiger kidnapping in October 2009.

McGuirk was later arrested when his fingerprints and DNA were found on a phonebox and van. He was jailed for ten years for the offence.

David Curran is currently serving life for the double murder.

No arrests have been made.

Gardaí wish to appeal for witnesses or to anyone who can assist with the investigation to contact them at Sundrive Road Garda Station on 01-666 6600, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.