LATEST: Irish woman charged with fiancé's murder in Sydney; will appear in court tomorrow

Update 3pm A 25-year-old Irish woman will appear in an Australian court tomorrow charged with her fiancé's murder.

29-year-old David Walsh - who was originally from Enniscorthy in Co Wexford - sustained a fatal stab wound to his neck at a house in western Sydney last night.

He was the father of three young daughters.

Tina Cahill and David Walsh.

25-year-old Tina Cahill was arrested by police, charged with murder and refused bail.

According to local paper The Daily Telegraph, police and paramedics were called to the house in Padstow following reports of a fight involving several people outside the house.

Detective Chief Inspector Glen Fitzgerald told Nine News in Sydney the alarm was raised when the couple's neighbours reported a disturbance in the street: “At the location, immediately noticed was a man in the driveway, who had what appeared to be a stab wound in his neck.”

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it's providing consular assistance, while New South Wales Police says it's working with the Irish Consulate in Sydney.

Mr Walsh had posted news of their engagement on social media last month, saying: “Here’s to the new chapter.”

Update 11.22am: A 36-year-old local man who was arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of an Irish national in Sydney has been released.

Founder of the Irish Echo newspaper Billy Cantwell said it is a big shock for the Irish community in Sydney.

“The numbers have fluctuated in recent years – obviously Ireland’s economy improving in recent years has drawn people back, but a steady stream of people continue to come to Sydney and the core Irish community is still very strong,” he said.

“This man, we understand, has been here for a number of years.”


Australian police say they have charged an Irish woman with murder - following the death of an Irish man in Sydney.

He was stabbed in the neck at a home in Padstow in Western Sydney just after midnight on Saturday local time - and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police arrested a 25-year-old woman, who was known to the deceased - along with a 35-year-old man.

The woman, who is an Irish national, was charged with murder and is due to appear in court tomorrow.

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is providing consular assistance while NSW Police says it is working with the Irish Consulate in Sydney.

“Some sort of altercation took place in a property in Padstow which is in the western suburbs of Sydney,” said Billy Cantwell, founder of the Irish Echo newspaper in Sydney.

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