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Man still in custody over fatal Dublin stabbing

Gardaí will have to charge or release the suspect by tonight.

The crime scene yesterday
The crime scene yesterday
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

A MAN IN his 30s remains in custody at Blanchardstown Garda Station, being questioned in relation to the murder of a woman in west Dublin on Friday.

Anne Finnegan, a 25-year-old mother of two, was stabbed in her Allendale Glen home before being dropped to the doors of James Connolly Memorial Hospital’s emergency department on Friday night. She died later from the injuries sustained in the vicious attack.

Her brother, named locally as Karl Finnegan, was also injured in the assault and he remains in hospital.

Gardaí confirmed that the man currently detained is from Eastern Europe and known to the family. He must be charged or released by tonight. It is understood that the suspect made the emergency call to Gardaí just before 9pm on Friday. When they arrived on scene, they discovered Karl Finnegan but the female victim had already been taken in a white Ford Focus car to hospital.

Her two children were in the house at the time of the murder but escaped unscathed.

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