Man charged with manslaughter in the death of Ger Kennelly in Co Kerry

A man has appeared in court charged with manslaughter in the death of a 44-year-old man who suffered a fatal stab wound in Co Kerry yesterday morning.

Kieran Brady, 35, from Athea, Co Limerick, was arrested following the death of Ger Kennelly in Knockanure, near Listowel, north Kerry.

This evening the defendant appeared before a special sitting of Listowel District Court.

Detective Garda Tim Walsh gave evidence of Brady’s arrest and charge at 5.17pm this evening at Listowel Garda Station. He did not respond to the accusation.

Ger Kennelly died yesterday

Attorney Pat Mann filed a bail application on behalf of the defendant.

The state opposed this on a number of grounds, including the seriousness of the charge, the likelihood of prison time if convicted, and the possibility that the defendant might be a flight risk.

Judge Alan Mitchell refused bail and remanded the defendant in custody to appear before Killarney District Court next Tuesday, June 4.

He obtained legal assistance.

Mr Mann said his client would appeal against the decision to refuse bail to the High Court.