Man dead after Kilkee stabbing

Man dead after Kilkee stabbing


Part of the Marion Estate which has been sealed off as part of the investigation – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017


7.35pm – The victim has been named locally as Karl Haugh

4.15pm – A third man, also in his 20’s, has been arrested as part of the ongoing investigation.

11.40am – A second man in his 20’s has been arrested in connection with the incident. He is being held at Kilrush Garda station.


Earlier: A 25-year-old man has died following a stabbing incident in Kilkee.

Gardaí are investigating the fatal incident which occurred at Marion Estate in the town around 1.15 this morning.

Gardaí have confirmed that a 25-year-old male received serious stab wounds and was removed to University Hospital Limerick where he was later pronounced dead.

He was treated in a neighbours house until an ambulance arrived from Kilrush.

A-22-year-old man was arrested a short time later in connection with the incident and is currently being detained at Kilrush Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 Criminal Justice Act (1984).

The scene has been preserved for a technical examination while the Garda Technical Bureau is scheduled to attend later.

Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis is due to carry out a postmortem examination at University Hospital Limerick.

Gardaí have appealed for any to witnesses who may have been in the area at the time of the incident or have information  to contact them at Kilrush Garda Station 065-9080550, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Meanwhile, St Senan’s GAA club in Kilkee confirmed that a match they were due to play today has been postponed.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.