Trial of man accused of murder outside Dublin chipper gets underway

Donal Colgan denies murdering David Sheridan in August 2014

Trial of man accused of murder outside Dublin chipper gets underway

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A man has gone on trial for the murder of a 39-year-old man who was stabbed outside a chipper in Dublin.

Donal Colgan of Killarney Court, Killarney Street, Dublin 1 denies murdering David Sheridan in August 2014.

The jury was told it is believed to have happened following a row outside the fast food restaurant.

Mr Sheridan met a friend on August 17th 2014.

They bought some beer at an off-licence and later went to a chipper called Luigi’s near the Five Lamps on the North Strand Rd in Dublin city.

The jury heard there were a number of people there at the time and that Mr Sheridan’s friend went outside while he remained inside.

A short time later, Donal Colgan left the fast food restaurant. A row broke out and some of the customers, including Mr Sheridan, went outside.

Afterwards, the accused left the scene with his food and his alleged victim went back inside.

It is the prosecution’s case that Mr Colgan returned to the chipper with a knife which he allegedly used to repeatedly stab Mr Sheridan, who died from his injuries the following day.

Some clothes and a block of knives were seized from Mr Colgan’s home when he was arrested on August 19th 2014.

He denies the charge.