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Man arrested over Limerick student’s death in Greece to appear before judicial investigator

A man arrested in connection with the death of Limerick student Niall O’Brien in Greece is due to appear before a Greek judicial authority tomorrow.

The authority will then decide whether to charge the man or not.


The 20-year-old Irish suspect was not known to O’Brien, but was arrested on the island of Ios last Monday following the death of O’Brien.

22-year-old O’Brien was on holiday in Greece with a group of twenty friends, but died from sustained head injuries after getting into an altercation with another man.

“On 30th August, a 20-year old Irish citizen was arrested by police in Ios because another Irish citizen, 22, died. He said they fought and he punched him and the other citizen fell on the street, and to the hospital and he died there,” a police spokesperson said today.


“He hit his head as he fell on the ground, he was taken to the hospital and he died. The 20-year old citizen was arrested by police officers and he went to the Public Prosecutor, and then on Thursday he will go to the Judicial Investigator,” she continued.

The arrested man and any other witnesses will testify before the Judicial Investigator, who will decide whether the man will go to jail before his trial, be offered bail or if he will go free.

“It will be decided what will happen on Thursday. It’s not a court, it won’t be a trial.”


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