Post mortem following fatal Limerick stabbing

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The body of Shane Murphy (pictured below) is removed from a house at The Grove, Pallasgreen [Pictures: Press 22]
A POST mortem examination is being carried out on the body of a Limerick city man who died following a stabbing incident in Pallasgreen last night.

A POST mortem examination is being carried out on the body of a Limerick city man who died following a stabbing incident in Pallasgreen last night.

The victim, who has been named locally as 31-year-old Shane Murphy from Lee Estate was found at a house at The Grove near the entrance to the village around 11.20pm after gardai responded to a 999 call.

Mr Murphy was pronounced dead at the scene and his body remained at the house until this afternoon as investigations got underway.

State Pathologist, Prof Marie Cassidy, conducted a preliminary examination at the semi-detached house earlier this evening before the body of deceased man was removed to University Hospital Limerick.

Investigating gardai believe up to eight people were attending a party at the house when the incident happened. A 34-year-old woman was treated in hospital for a suspected stab wound following the incident but her injuries are not life threatening.

Two men - aged 20 and 32 - are being questioned at Henry Street and Roxboro Road garda stations as part of the full-scale investigations.

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