Man dies following incidents at Tipperary and Kilkenny houses 2 months ago

Man dies following incidents at Tipperary and Kilkenny houses

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following the man's death.

A man has died following disturbances at a house in Tipperary on Sunday evening, and later a disturbance at a house in Kilkenny on Monday morning.

Gardaí and the National Ambulance Service responded to a report of a male with a significant injury to his arm at a house in the An Grianan housing estate in Killenaule, Tipperary on Sunday at 6.30pm.

The man had attended the house with a number of other people, and he was subsequently brought by ambulance to hospital for treatment.

The male later left the hospital.

He was then found on the M8 Motorway in the vicinity of Junction 6 on foot at 12.30am on Monday, where Gardaí said they "removed the man from the motorway for his own safety" and brought him to the Chapelfield Estate in Urlingford, Kilkenny.

He arrived there at approximately 1am.

Gardaí left Chapelfield after the man was observed at the front door of a house.

At 1.49am, a report was received of an incident at a house in Chapelfield in Urlingford.

Gardaí responded, as did an ambulance, and the male was brought to St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny, where he later died.

Gardaí in Thurles are appealing for information from any members of the public, particularly anyone to whom the following may apply:

  • Who were in the An Grianan area of Killenaule, Tipperary on the afternoon of Sunday 26 July. Gardaí are particularly anxious to speak to any person who attended at the house with the man and his friends over the course of the afternoon.
  • Who saw a male on the M8 Motorway near the Horse and Jockey junction (Junction 6) on the Northbound carriageway between 12am and 12.45am on the morning of 27 July.
  • Who were in the vicinity of Chapelfield Estate in Urlingford on the between 1am and 3.30am on the morning of 27 July.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact Thurles Garda Station call 0504 25100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

Gardaí have said that they are not treating this incident as sinister at this stage, but are investigating the matter for the purpose of the Coroner's Court.