Man appears in court following Limerick stabbing

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

A 25-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he appeared in court charged in connection with an attack which has left another man in a critical condition in hospital.

A 25-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he appeared in court charged in connection with an attack which has left another man in a critical condition in hospital.

Gary Whelan,25, who has an address at Cecil Street is accused of stabbing Raymond Constable in broad daylight last Thursday.

The victim was allegedly stabbed in the face during an altercation at Parnell Street at around 3.30pm.

He has undergone surgery since and is being treated at the Intensive Care Unit at the Mid Western Regional Hospital.

At a special sitting of Limerick District Court, Garda Paul Crowley said Whelan, who was arrested at his home shortly after the incident, made no reply when he was formally charged.

A bail application made by solicitor Sarah Ryan was opposed by gardai and Judge Aeneas McCarthy said in the circumstances he was refusing bail.

He remanded the accused in custody to appear before the court again via video link on November 3, next.

There were angry scenes outside Limerick courthouse following the brief hearing as a small group of people shouted abuse at the defendant as he was being driven away in a garda car..

A woman who was also arrested following the stabbing has been released without charge.