Gardaí renew call for information on Dublin murder

34-year-old Michal Kurek was found stabbed to death near Ballyboughal in north County Dublin

Gardaí renew call for information on Dublin murder

Members of the Garda Technical Bureau at the crime scene outside Ballyboughal in County Dublin, 04-08-2017. Image: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews

Gardaí have renewed their appeal for information regarding the murder of a 34-year-old man in Dublin.

Michal Kurek, who was originally from Poland, was found stabbed to death near Ballyboughal on the road to Oldtown in North County Dublin on August 4th.

Mr Kurek had been living in the Dublin area for a number of years and gardaí believe he may have been killed elsewhere before being dumped on the side of the road.

Speaking today, Garda Superintendent Noel Carolan said Mr Kurek had been homeless in recent months and was known to have spent time in Blanchardstown and Dublin City Centre.

“The area where Michal’s body was discovered is otherwise a generally very quiet, peaceful rural community,” he said.

"Garda resources are not being spared in this investigation and several hundred lines of enquiry are being examined.

“We have received massive assistance from the public as well as very valuable information from the local community, the Polish community and the homeless community.

“However, we are still appealing for anyone with information to come forward.”

He said a Garda Family Liaison Officer is currently providing support to members of Mr Kurek’s family in Poland.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who knew Michal, in particular anyone who met him or knew of his movements at any time on Thursday 3rd August or Friday 4th August to contact with Balbriggan Garda Station on 01 802 0510 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.