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court hearing Man due in court in connection with fatal stabbing of Ademola Giwa in Tallaght

Mr Giwa suffered fatal injuries to his neck when he was stabbed at Mac Uilliam Road, close to his home, at 7.15pm on Tuesday

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Ademola Giwa was killed in a knife attack on Tuesday night

Ademola Giwa was killed in a knife attack on Tuesday night

Ademola Giwa was killed in a knife attack on Tuesday night

A man in his 20s, who was arrested for the fatal stabbing of Ademola Giwa in Tallaght on Tuesday, is due to appear before the courts later this morning. 

He had been detained in connection with the fatal assault at Mac Uilliam Road, Tallaght, Co Dublin.

He has since been charged and is expected to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin.

There also grave fears that a man aged in his 50s who was injured during the row that led to the death of 25-year-old Mr Giwa might lose one of his eyes.

It is understood that the man is still being treated at Tallaght Hospital for this injury and other non-life threatening facial wounds.

Mr Giwa suffered fatal injuries to his neck when he was stabbed at Mac Uilliam Road, close to his home, at 7.15pm on Tuesday.

Tributes have been paid to Mr Giwa who had lived in the community for most of his life in nearby Mac Uilliam Parade with his family.

A former football manager who worked with the stab victim described him as an “absolute gentleman” who was “big into his fitness”.

Antony Dempsey, who is originally from Tallaght, managed Mr Giwa several years ago when he played for Marks Celtic as a teenager.

He told the Sunday World that he was shocked to learn of the horrific killing involving somebody he knew quite well.

“It’s very sad news,” Antony said. “We heard about it last night and then this morning. He had stopped playing football (a few years ago) but we were still in contact on Instagram.

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“He was an absolute gentleman, to be honest, and I never heard a bad word (said about him).

“He always turned up early for training, he was very dedicated and to this day he was in the gym every day.

“He was still really into his fitness and that's why I’m really shocked when I heard about the stabbing.

“I was a manager for Marks Celtic and that’s going back maybe six or seven years when Ademola would have been from 13 to 16 years-of-age.

He added: "I know a lot of people from the Tallaght area and he wasn’t mixed up with any gangs or anything. He was just a really nice guy.”

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