Man granted legal aid after appearing in court charged with Clondalkin murder

Man granted legal aid after appearing in court charged with Clondalkin murder
People leave flowers with gardaí at a house in Clondalkin, Dublin where a woman was stabbed to death. Picture: Colin Keegan

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his wife in Dublin.

Alan Ward, 51, of Greenfort Drive, Clondalkin, is accused of stabbing 41-year-old Cathy Ward to death at their home in Clondalkin on Thursday.

Judge Victor Blake directed that he be medically examined due to concerns raised by his solicitor over his mental health.

He granted Mr Ward legal aid and remanded him in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court on Friday, March 8 at 10am.

Earlier: Man due in court after fatal Clondalkin stabbing

A man in his fifties is due to appear in Dublin District Court this afternoon charged in connection with a fatal stabbing in Clondalkin on Friday.

The man was arrested after the incident in the Greenfort Drive area.

The victim, named locally as Cathy Ward, aged 41, was found at her home at around 12.30am.

The deceased had been fatally stabbed and was pronounced dead at the scene by a doctor.

Floral tributes were being left at the home of the woman yesterday.

More on this topic

Man hospitalised after stabbing in DundalkMan hospitalised after stabbing in Dundalk

Man hospitalised following stabbing in Limerick cityMan hospitalised following stabbing in Limerick city

Irishman, 53,  dies after stabbing in Costa del Sol pubIrishman, 53, dies after stabbing in Costa del Sol pub

Victim of fatal stabbing on Dublin's O'Connell Street named Victim of fatal stabbing on Dublin's O'Connell Street named

More in this Section

Irish don’t understand HPV, says researchIrish don’t understand HPV, says research

Impasse persists at beef sector talksImpasse persists at beef sector talks

UCC scientists discover new way to reconstruct what extinct animals looked likeUCC scientists discover new way to reconstruct what extinct animals looked like

Thousands celebrate Tipperary All-Ireland Success in ThurlesThousands celebrate Tipperary All-Ireland Success in Thurles


Lifestyle

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers guidance on how to cope when your husband is pushing boundaries.Ask a counsellor: ‘My husband is playing games with another woman – what should I do?’

We take a trip down memory lane and check out what happened on this day in years gone by by looking back at some Irish Examiner front pages and highlighting other events which went down in history across the world.August 20, 2019: A look back at what happened on this day in years gone by

More From The Irish Examiner