Clondalkin community in shock as man dies following serious assault

by Padraig Conlon

Gardaí in Tallaght are appealing for witnesses following the death of a 34-year-old man seriously assaulted in Tallaght on Saturday night.

Vincent Parsons, with an address in the Clondalkin area, was discovered with head injuries by passers-by in Killinarden Estate late on Saturday night.

It’s understood he had sustained a number of head injuries during an incident in and around a nearby public house where he had been socialising.

He was rushed to Tallaght Hospital by Gardaí where he was pronounced dead yesterday evening.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place today.

Clondalkin Independent councillor Francis Timmons said the local community is in shock.

“First of all, my thoughts are with his wife and two kids who are without a husband and a father,” he said.

“Obviously people from Clondalkin are totally in shock at the vicious nature of how somebody could lose their life.

“I hope the scumbags who did this are found and anybody with any information should contact Tallaght Garda Station.

“Whoever is responsible needs to be caught urgently and pay for this awful crime.

“It’s absolutely horrendous that anyone would take another life in such a despicable manner.

“There’s no words that could do this justice.

“The young man had everything to live for and was left in such a horrendous way.”

Investigating Gardaí are appealing to the public for information and are particularly appealing to those who were in the vicinity of a public house in Killinarden on Saturday night between 10pm and 11pm to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station 01-6666000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

A Garda spokesperson said investigations are ongoing and further updates will follow.

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