Cork man pleads guilty to St Stephen's Night manslaughter at pub

A 20-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a father-of-two during a row at a pub in Cork on St Stephen's Night three years ago.

Dean Crinnion had denied the murder of Gerard Delaney on December 27, 2011, but today, his lawyer asked that Crinnion be re-arraigned on the charge that he murdered Mr Delaney at Lower Friar's Walk, Ballyphehane in Cork.

Crinnion with an address at Blackwater Grove, Togher, Cork again replied 'Not guilty' to the murder charged but said he was pleading guilty to the manslaughter of Mr Delaney.

Judge Paul Carney remanded the accused in court for sentence next Wednesday.

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