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Man (20s) due in court charged in connection with death of OAP Christy Hall

Christy Hall was found with fatal injuries to his head and body and gardaí subsequently launched a murder investigation into his death
Christy Hall

Christy Hall

Niall Donald

A man is due in court later this morning in connection with the death of pensioner Christopher Hall.

The body of Christopher ‘Christy’ Hall was discovered at his home in Balbriggan, Co Dublin on November 24.

Mr Hall was found with fatal injuries to his head and body and gardaí subsequently launched a murder investigation into his death.

Gardaí at Balbriggan had received a 999 call to attend his residence in Dun Saithne Green, Balbriggan, Co Dublin, where Mr Hall’s, a body was discovered

On Wednesday, a man was arrested by gardaí and was quizzed in connection with Mr Hall's death.

He has now been charged and will appear before Balbriggan District Court later this morning.

A garda spokesman said: "A man aged in his 20s has been charged in connection to the investigation into the murder of Christopher Hall in Balbriggan on the 24th November 2022.

"He will appear before Balbriggan District Court this morning 19th May 2022."

Mr Hall was a popular figure in Balbriggan and his death caused widespread shock.

At his funeral mass in December, at The Church of The Assumption in Garristown, Co Dublin, Mr Hall’s daughter Rebecca said her father was a kind man, who always saw the best in people.

Gardaí at the Balbriggan home where Christy Hall was murdered

Gardaí at the Balbriggan home where Christy Hall was murdered

She said: “Our dad was such a joker. His jokes at the best of times were terrible, even though he thought he was hilarious.

“All the same, he still made us laugh. I know he would want us to remember him in love and laughter.”

The funeral congregation heard how Mr Hall was born and raised in Garristown.

His daughter said that while “he moved around a lot”, including work on cruise ships for a time, he always remembered and held his hometown close to his heart.

Gardaí at the Balbriggan home where Christy Hall was murdered

Gardaí at the Balbriggan home where Christy Hall was murdered

“He loved this place and everything in it, to his family, friends and the memories he had here. He always talked about his childhood, the memories with his parents, brothers, sisters and friends.

“He even gave us, his children, some great memories of his hometown heritage too – bringing us down here every Sunday to see our family, who we and he so dearly love.”


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