Man appears in court accused of stabbing both parents at their home in Dublin
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Man appears in court accused of stabbing both parents at their home in Dublin

A DUBLIN man accused of stabbing both his parents in a brutal attack in their home has appeared in court.

25-year-old Conor Dreelan is the main suspect after a married couple were found with multiple stab wounds at their home in Darndale, Dublin 17 on 13 June.

Gardaí and emergency services were called to the house at approximately 7.30am following reports of a disturbance, where a man and woman, aged in their 40s and 50s were found with stab wounds.

They were taken to Beaumont Hospital, where David Dreelan was described as being in a critical condition and Phyllis Dreelan suffering serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Conor Dreelan, a father of one, was charged with production of a large kitchen knife as a weapon and assault causing harm on the married couple, according to The Irish Independent.

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He appeared via videolink at Coverhill District Court where he was told that directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions were unavailable and would take some weeks to come through.

His Defence Solicitor, Eugene Dunne, told the court that his client would not agree to an adjournment longer than two weeks and that a bail application may be lodged at the next hearing.

Dreelan made no comment when presented with the charges, Detective Garda McCabe said, and there was a possibility of him being charged with additional offences in a future hearing.

The accused was remanded in custody and is due to appear in court again on 7 July.