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Horror attack Man (30s) charged over stabbing of retired schoolteacher Mary Coughlan in Cork

She was taken to Cork University Hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

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Mary Coughlan

Mary Coughlan

Mary Coughlan

A man has been charged in connection with a serious assault on a retired schoolteacher in Cork.

Mary Coughlan, aged in her early 60s, suffered multiple stab wounds during the attack at her home in Innishannon last Friday afternoon.

She was discovered at the farmhouse in Ballycoughlin outside Innishannon at 2.15 pm on Friday when her daughter called to check on her after becoming concerned for her welfare.

She was taken to Cork University Hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

A young man known to Ms. Coughlan was arrested between 2.30 pm and 3 pm at a house in Innishannon.

Gardai have confirmed he has since been charged.

He is expected to appear before a special sitting of Bandon District Court at 7pm on Sunday, 6th June, 2021.

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