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Irish man charged over death of Limerick student in Greece

A 20-year-old Irish man appeared before court in Greece today charged with causing the death of a 22-year-old Limerick student on the island of Ios earlier this week.

Niall O’Brien (22) died following an altercation between himself and the 20-year-old man during the early hours of Monday morning.


It’s alleged that Niall died as a result of a fall during the altercation.

The man was charged with “causing a deadly injury” to Niall following an assault in the town of Chora in Ios.

According to the Greek Kathimerini news service, the 20-year-old man, who has not been named, was conditionally released on bail.


Kathimerini reported that the court of first instance on the island of Naxos set bail at €8,000 which must be paid by September 15th.

He must also sign on at the Greek Embassy in Dublin every month until his trial, which will take place in Greece at a later date.

A police spokeswoman stated, “The defendant is accused of causing the deadly injury to the other man. He is free but he has been placed on restrictive measures, that he must declare his presence every month to the Greek consulate at his place of residence,”.

Police stated that the accused, who was not known to Mr. O’Brien, struck Niall which then caused him to fall out onto the roadway which resulted in his death due to a head injury that he sustained. He was pronounced dead at a local health centre.

The autopsy report has not been released.


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