Pensioner pleads guilty over stabbing incident at Limerick pub

David Hurley

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David Hurley

The stabbing incident happened at Devane's pub, Hospital [Picture: Press 22]
A PENSIONER will be sentenced next month after he admitted stabbing another man during a row over a bet, which broke out at a village pub in County Limerick.

A PENSIONER will be sentenced next month after he admitted stabbing another man during a row over a bet, which broke out at a village pub in County Limerick.

Eddie Holman, aged 78, with an address at Brook na Sionna, Castleconnell pleaded guilty to assaulting William O’Brien, causing him harm at Devane’s Pub, Hospital on April 13, 2012.

When arraigned at Limerick Circuit Court, Mr Holman also pleaded guilty to producing a “utility kitchen knife” with an “open blade” during the course of the dispute.

While details of the offence were not disclosed to the court, it was reported at the time that the injured man, who is aged in his mid-40s’ sustained injuries to his head, neck and ribs during the incident, which happened at around 6pm.

Brian McInerney BL, representing Mr Holman, requested an adjournment of the case as he is awaiting medical certificates relating to the case.

Michael Collins BL, prosecuting, did not object to the application and Judge Carroll Moran remanded the defendant on continuing bail until October 25, next.

On that date he will hear garda evidence relating the offences. Mr Holman faces a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment.