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Funeral details announced for Tralee stabbing victim Joe Brosnan (52)

Joe Brosnan (52) was discovered with critical stab injuries at the Abbey Court apartment complex in Tralee town centre shortly after 7pm on Sunday evening.
Scene of stabbing in Tralee (Photo: Dominick Walshe)

Scene of stabbing in Tralee (Photo: Dominick Walshe)

Neasa Cumiskey

A man who was stabbed to death in Tralee, Co Kerry, last Sunday will be laid to rest this weekend.

Joe Brosnan (52) was discovered with critical stab injuries at the Abbey Court apartment complex in Tralee town centre shortly after 7pm on Sunday evening.

Paramedics were unable to stabilise his condition and he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The father-of-two is survived by his parents Seán and Phil, daughters Marie and Rachel, grandson Alec, brothers Seán and Philip, and sisters Martina, Linda and Michelle.

He will repose at Gleasure Funeral Home in Tralee on Friday, 27th May from 4pm to 5.30pm.

His funeral service will take place on Saturday morning at 11am at Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church, followed by a burial at Rath Cemetery.

A notice on RIP.ie reads: “Joseph Brosnan of Abbey Court and formerly Connolly Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry, died unexpectedly on 22nd May 2022, beloved son of Seán and Phil, dearest father of Marie and Rachel and brother of Seán, Philip, Martina, Linda, Michelle and the late Liam.

“Sadly missed by his loving family, his grandson Alec, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

“Reposing at the Gleasure Funeral Home, Tralee, on Friday (27th May) from 4pm to 5.30 pm.

“Funeral arriving to Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Saturday morning at 10.30am where the Requiem Mass for Joseph will be celebrated at 11 am. Interment afterwards in Rath Cemetery, Tralee. Rest in peace.”

Gardaí continue to appeal for witnesses in their investigations into the fatal assault of Mr Brosnan after gardaí and ambulance personnel were called to the scene on Sunday evening.

A man in his 30s and another man in his 50s were arrested in connection with the incident on Sunday and were detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. Both men have since been released and files are being prepared for the DPP.

Investigations are continuing.


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