Man charged with manslaughter of homeless man

A man in his 20s has appeared before a special sitting of Cork District Court charged with the manslaughter of a homeless man in the city earlier this month.

Daniel O’Sullivan, aged 22, of Carrowkeel, in Mallow, Co Cork, was charged on Saturday with the manslaughter of Vincent Morgain, 37, from France.

Mr O’Sullivan was charged with unlawfully killing Mr Morgain in Lower Oliver Plunkett St in Cork on September 10.

Mr Morgain died in hospital last Tuesday, September 15, following injuries he had sustained in an assault five days earlier.

Garda Bryan Murphy gave evidence of arrest, charge, and caution. He said he believed Mr O’Sullivan would abscond if granted bail.

Garda Murphy objected to bail arising out of the seriousness of the charges. He also expressed concern that Mr O’Sullivan would interfere with witnesses if granted bail in the case.

Eddie Burke, defending, said his client was willing to abide by a curfew and stay away from Cork City.

Judge Olann Kelleher declined to grant bail in the case arising out of the seriousness of the charges.

Mr O’Sullivan was remanded in custody to appear in Cork District Court again via video link on Thursday.


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