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Limerick man charged with manslaughter

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Gerard Kennelly, 44, died in the early hours of Monday in the village of Knockanure, near Listowel.

A Co Limerick man charged with manslaughter in connection with a fatal stabbing in Kerry has been refused bail.

Kieran Brady, 35, from Upper Athea. He appeared in County Limerick last night before a special sitting of Listowel District Court.

Kieran Brady has been charged with manslaughter in the death of 44-year-old Gerard Kennelly, who died in the early hours of Monday morning in Knockanure, near Listowel.

The state opposed bail, citing the seriousness of the charges, the evidence supporting the charge and the possibility that he was a flight risk.

Mr Brady’s lawyer said there was no reason why his client should be deprived of his liberty and that any doubts could be resolved by very strict bail conditions.

Judge Alan Mitchell refused bail, citing the seriousness of the charge.

Kieran Brady has been remanded in custody and is due to appear before Killarney District Court next Tuesday.

Meanwhile, a man in his 20s arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing in Kerry has been released without charge.