Two men charged with the murder of Vincent Parsons

By Tom Tuite

TWO men have been remanded in custody after they were charged with the murder of a father-of-two whodied after he suffered serious injuries during a night out in Tallaght.

Vincent Parsons, 34, a welder from Melrose Lawns, Clondalkin in west Dublin, was discovered with head injuries by passers-by in the Killinarden Estate on the night of August 24 last.

Vincent Parsons compressor

The late Vincent Parsons


He was found near a pub where he had been socialising earlier that night.

He was rushed to Tallaght Hospital by where he was pronounced dead two days later.

Sean Carlyle, 27, from Donomore Avenue, Tallaght, and Philip Disney, 24 from Donomore Crescent, also in Tallaght, were remanded in custody for a week after they appeared in court on Wednesday morning charged with murder.

On Tuesday, gardai re-arrested the two men and they were detained at Tallaght Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

They were later charged and held overnight pending their appearance before Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court on Wednesday morning.

They are accused of murder of Mr Parsons at Killinarden Way on August 24.

Their cases were called separately. Mr Carlyle was first.

Dressed in light grey tracksuit and runners, he stood silently at the side of the packed courtroom.

Detective Garda Conor Harrison told Judge Smyth the accused made no reply when charged.

Due to the nature of the charge the district court cannot consider bail.

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Flowers laid at the scene in Killinarden in August

Mr Carlyle’s solicitor Michael Hennessy said, however, that an application for bail will be brought before the High Court.

His client was granted legal aid and remanded in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court on October 16 next.

Philip Disney also made no reply when he was charged and handed a true copy of his charge sheet, said Detective Garda Barry O’Mahony.

Dressed in blue jeans, a grey hoodie with black sleeves and runners, Mr Disney was remanded in custody to appear on the same date and at the same court as his co-accused.

He also remained silent during the hearing.

His solicitor Shalom Binchy provided the court with a statement of her client’s means after which the judge agreed to grant him legal aid.

Neither man has indicated how they will plead.

Friends and family members of the deceased sat on the right of the court while supporters of the two defendants were seated on the opposite side during the brief hearing.

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