Man charged following assault in Limerick city centre

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Thomas O'Hagan arriving at Limerick Courthouse Picture: [Press 22]
A COUNTY Limerick man remains in a serious condition in hospital after he was stabbed at an apartment in the city centre at the weekend.

A COUNTY Limerick man remains in a serious condition in hospital after he was stabbed at an apartment in the city centre at the weekend.

Nicholas Ahern (26) suffered a number of stab wounds when he was allegedly attacked at an apartment at Baker Street in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Mr Ahern, who sustained a punctured lung, is being treated at the High Dependency Unit (HDU) at University Hospital Limerick, where his condition is described as serious but stable.

Yesterday, Thomas O’Hagan, aged 34, of Baker Place, appeared before a special sitting of Limerick Court after he was charged with assaulting Mr Ahern, causing him harm.

Garda David Godfrey gave evidence of arresting and formally charging O’Hagan at Roxboro Garda Station on Saturday night and he told the court he made no reply to the charge.

Judge Eugene O’Kelly granted the defendant free-legal aid and solicitor Ted McCarthy was assigned to represent O’Hagan, who is unemployed.

Mr McCarthy described the charge as being of a “significant serious nature” and he said he his client was reserving his position regarding bail.

Inspector Seamus Ruane said investigations are continuing and he told the court a file will be prepared for the DPP in relation to the incident.

Judge Eugene O’Kelly remanded the 34-year-old in custody until tomorrow.