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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C
Leah Farrell/ Gardai at the scene of the fatal assault last week
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Man (39) appears in court over fatal stabbing in Dublin last week
Brian Hogan, 39, from the Finglas area died last Friday.

A 39-YEAR-OLD-man has been remanded in custody pending a bail hearing after Gardaí charged him with a serious assault on a man who died following a stabbing in Finglas in Dublin.

Brian Hogan, also aged 39, from the Finglas area, was found wounded at Collins Place on Friday at around 7pm but died a short time later.

Investigating gardaí arrested two men that evening and detained them at Blanchardstown Garda station.

Keith Smithers, from Barry Close, in Finglas, was charged on Sunday afternoon with causing serious harm to the deceased at Collins Place on 13 January.

The offence is contrary to section four of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act.

He was held until his appearance before Judge David McHugh at Blanchardstown District Court on Monday morning.

Garda Sergeant Shane Behan told the court that the accused “made no reply to charge” and was handed a true copy of the charge sheet.

The accused, dressed in a dark tracksuit, remained silent during the brief hearing.

Garda Sergeant Behan confirmed he intended to object to bail.

Defence solicitor John Quinn told the court that the garda had served him with the objections, but it was not possible to make a bail application yet.

Judge McHugh said the defence was entitled to have time to look at what was alleged, and the solicitor needed to take instructions.

He remanded the accused in custody to appear again at the same court on Thursday.

Legal aid was granted after the judge noted the accused was unemployed and getting €202 a week from social welfare.

The second man has been released without charge pending a file to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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