Limerick man denied bail on manslaughter charge

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A man with an address in County Limerick was remanded in custody on a charge of manslaughter this past Tuesday (May 29).

Kieran Brady, (35), Athea, appeared before a special sitting of Listowel District Court charged with the manslaughter of Gerard (Ger) Kennelly, 44, who suffered a fatal stab wound during an alleged assault in the rural village of Knockanure, Co Kerry, last Monday.

Mr Brady made no reply to Gardaí when charged, it was heard in court.

Detective Garda Tim Walsh opposed a bail application by Mr Brady’s solicitor, Pat Mann, given the “serious” nature of the charge and on the alleged nature and strength of the Garda evidence.

Gardaí told the court that local CCTV contained footage in respect of the alleged attack, and that several witnesses have made statements to the Gardaí.

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Mr Brady’s solicitor, Pat Mann, said the accused has a partner, a child, and another child on the way.

Mr Mann said his client would abide by any bail conditions including a curfew and signing on at a Garda station.

Judge Alan Mitchell refused bail and remanded Mr Brady in custody to appear before Killarney District Court on June 4 for directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

A second man arrested by Gardaí, as part of the fatal assault investigation, was released without charge pending a file to the DPP.