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Dylan McCarthy Kilmallock GAA
Dylan McCarthy

Two men charged over murder of man in Co Kildare last August

Dylan McCarthy, who was from Co Limerick, was found unresponsive at the scene on 21 August.

LAST UPDATE | 21 Feb 2023

TWO MEN HAVE been charged with murder following an incident in County Kildare last summer.

Sean Kavanagh, 24, whose address was given as 17 St Marys Lane, Monasterevin and Calvin Dunne, 22, whose address was given as 1 Abbey View, Monasterevin, are both charged with the murder of Dylan McCarthy, who died on 22 August 2022.

They both face a further allegation of violent disorder, while Sean Kavanagh faces a further allegation of assault causing harm.

Naas District Court was told today neither defendant replied to the allegations when charged yesterday.

Garda Seamus Doyle said an incident took place at Dublin Road, Monasterevin, on 21 August last.

He said the State will allege there was “a large altercation” between two groups of people during which Dylan McCarthy was assaulted, resulting in his death.

Judge Zaidan noted that a bail application on behalf of either man can only be made in the High Court given that a murder charge exists.

He said that both men are presumed innocent and he expressed sympathy with members of Dylan McCarthy’s family, who attended the hearing.

Applications for free legal aid are likely to be made at a future date and the pair were remanded in custody and the case was adjourned to the same court on Thursday, 23 February.

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