Two fatalities occur in separate incidents in Dublin yesterday

by Rose Barrett
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Gardaí are investigating not one but two violent incidents which resulted in the death of two men in Dublin yesterday.

The first incident occurred in the vicinity of the Main Street in Ongar, D 15 early yesterday evening when two men reputedly got into an altercation. One man aged in his 40s was seriously injured and taken to Connolly Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The scene is currently preserved and the Garda Technical Bureau have been requested to conduct a technical examination. The Office of the State Pathologist will carry out a post mortem Pathologist in due course.
A family liaison officer has been appointed to the family of the deceased man. An incident room has been established at Blanchardstown Garda Station – anyone with information or road users with video footage (including dash cam)in the area on Tuesday, June 13 between 6.30pm-7pm, is asked to contact Blanchardstown Garda station on 01 666 7000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

A second death occurred following an incident circa 11pm in Dundrum, D 14 last night.

Gardaí and paramedics attended the scene and treated the man for his injuries. The man, aged in his 50s, was later pronounced dead. 

The Office of the State Pathologist has been notified and a post-mortem will now be arranged. The body of the man remains at the scene this morning. The scene is currently preserved and will later be examined by the Garda Technical Bureau.

Any person with information on this incident is asked to contact Gardaí in Dundrum on 01 666 5600, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

Cllr Tania Doyle (Ind for Ongar) stated she was shocked at the fatality which occurred in her electoral area yesterday evening.

“Violent attacks as occurred last night are symptoms of the decline of law and order and the respect for law within our society.  In light of the fatality yesterday evening in Ongar, I wrote immediately to the Minister for Justice and Garda Commissioner, calling for additional tangible resources to be deployed on the ground here within our community.

“A high visibility, high impact presence in both manpower and resources is now more than ever imperative. We must now see this as a long-term resolution to the blight of lawlessness within our community.

“As a member of the Joint Policing Committee, I was shocked to see that further to a question I raised, the K Division has lost in the region of 30 (thirty) members. Without manpower, resources mean nothing. The demographic of D15 is growing way beyond what was envisaged and our community can no longer sustain declining law enforcement resources and support mechanisms.”

In closing I am so very saddened to hear anyone loose their life but in this instance I’m angered that it happened in such an appalling and cowardly way. We can not accept or condone this as a fact of modern living.

Cllr Doyle extended sympathy to the families of both victims in yesterday’s incidents.

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