Woman due in court today over stabbing of 44-year-old man in Cork
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Woman due in court today over stabbing of 44-year-old man in Cork

A WOMAN will appear in court in Cork today charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of a middle-aged man last week.

The body of 44-year-old Timmy Foley was discovered at a house at Dan Corkery Place in Macroom, Co. Cork at around 1.50am on Monday.

The body had a number of suspected stab wounds.

A second man and a woman, both aged in their 40s, were also injured in the incident at the house.

It is believed an altercation broke out at the house which resulted in the fatal stabbing of one man and injuries to the two others present at the scene.

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The scene was immediately sealed off by Gardaí to allow for a full technical examination by forensic experts.

Gardaí arrested a woman in her 40's and she was detained at Bandon Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

She is expected to appear before Macroom District Court at 10.30am this morning charged in connection with the investigation.

Gardaí are still appealing for witnesses to contact the incident room at Macroom Garda Station on 026 20590, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.

Information has emerged about the victim, Mr Foley, since Monday.

According to the Irish Examiner, he had only recently been released from prison following a knife incident.

He had pleaded guilty to assaulting a student, assault causing harm to another man, producing a knife and being drunk and a danger in September, 2017.

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A student on the bus home to Kerry had been caught by the throat by Timmy Foley who mocked him as a homosexual. Another passenger came to the student’s assistance. That man was later struck on the hand with a knife.

As a result of the incident Timmy Foley was given a two-year jail term with the last year suspended at Cork Circuit Criminal Court in February of this year.