Teen charged with murder of man in Kilmainham on Monday

by Rachel Darcy

A teenager has been charged with the murder of a homeless man in Kilmainham early on Monday morning.

The 16-year-old was arrested following the discovery of the man’s body in a laneway off Madison Road, shortly after 1:30am on Monday. It was reported that there were a number of teenagers in the area at the time.

The male juvenile is expected to appear before the Dublin District Children Court at 10:30am this morning.

It is understood that the man was attacked for his mobile phone.

Gardaí in Kevin Street continue to appeal to anyone who may have any information in relation to this matter to come forward and assist them with the investigation.

Anyone who was in the Madison Lane area of Kilmainham between the hours of 11pm and 2am should contact Kevin Street Garda Station on 01 666 9400 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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