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Tralee stabbing: Two men released without charge as victim is named locally

A file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

LAST UPDATE | 24 May 2022

TWO MEN WHO were arrested in relation to the fatal assault of a man in his 50s in Tralee, Co Kerry, have been released without charge.

A man in his 30s, who was arrested yesterday as part of the investigation into the death of the man, who has been named locally as Joe Brosnan, was released this morning. 

A second man, aged in his 50s, has since been released. 

A file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). 

A garda spokesperson said investigations into the matter are ongoing. 

Shortly after 7pm on Sunday, gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of an assault at an apartment in the Abbey Court apartment complex in Tralee.

Joe Brosnan was discovered with serious injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

The local coroner was notified and the services of the State Pathologist and Garda Technical Bureau were sought by investigating gardaí.

A technical examination of the scene and post-mortem examination took place yesterday. 

An incident room has been established at Tralee Garda Station and gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

They are particularly appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity of the Abbey Court apartments and the Denny Lane/Street areas between 6.30pm and 7pm on Sunday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tralee Garda Station on 066 710 2300 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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