Victim's mother shouts as man is charged with murdering her son in Limerick

A 41-year-old man has been charged with murdering another man in a crowded bar in Limerick last weekend.

Mark Crawford, with an address at Distillery View in Thomondgate, appeared before Limerick District Court this morning, charged with murdering 24-year old Kileely native Patrick 'Pa' O'Connor.

Mark Crawford. Pic: Press 22

Mr Crawford is charged with Mr O'Connor's murder at Fitzgerald's Bar, Sexton Street North, in Limerick, on July 7, last.

No evidence was given in relation to Mr O'Connor's fatal injuries, but it is understood he was stabbed a number of times last Saturday night in front of onlookers in the pub.

In court this morning, the victim's mother shouted at the accused who wore a grey and black Adidas tracksuit and who did not speak during the brief court hearing.

Patrick 'Pa' O'Connor. Pic: Press 22

Other members of the victim's family wept throughout the proceedings.

Mr Crawford was remanded in custody to appear in court again next Tuesday.

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