Dublin Markievicz House stabbing victim may have let his killer into home before bleeding to death
31st March 2021
Gardai suspect Isaac Horgan – who beat a manslaughter rap in 2005 after he was accused of stabbing a neighbour to death – knew his killer and may have let him into his property
A knife victim bled to death in his own flat – after he suffered just a single stab wound to the leg.
Sources have confirmed Isaac Horgan, 52, suffered massive blood loss when he was attacked early on Monday.
It’s understood the weapon hit an artery – and meant medics could do nothing for him when they found him in his flat in south inner city Dublin at 11am.
Gardai suspect Mr Horgan – who beat a manslaughter rap in 2005 after he was accused of stabbing a neighbour to death – knew his killer and may have let him into his property.
Sources said there was no sign of a forced entry at his ground floor flat at Markievicz House close to Trinity College.
A source added: “It may not be a murder, it may have been an accident, but he was stabbed and died from that wound.” It’s also understood detectives from Pearse Street Garda station are also probing if Mr Horgan, who was originally from the Fatima Mansions area of South Dublin but had lived in Markievicz House for at least three years, was targeted for his social welfare payment. A local woman said she saw Mr Horgan, who had addiction issues, collecting his payment from a local post office at 9.30am – 90 minutes before the alarm was raised. She added: “He was by himself and looked his normal self. “He didn’t look upset or frightened or anything.”
Fred is alarmed: To suggest that it was his social welfare payment could have been the reason for such a brutal murder asks people to be concerned. No matter what “class” and I don’t like this definition; there are problems with the pervasive drug culture. The EU provided Ireland with funds and we have the road infrastructure now that these drug dealers and their mules have ensured that they have ensared all who are vulnerable, explorative, bored, easily persuaded, to the addiction of these lethal drugs, the main ones being cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, ketamine and so many more. We know that people become enmeshed and when the addiction kicks in then like all addictions … once you take some, you need to take more the next time to get the same affect and then you are in the loop of an ever increasing desire for more drugs/alcohol as the first hit can never been achieved again. Benzos are in high demand these days and given the horrendous Pandemic, those of us who take prescribed by doctors Benzos can understant why people become hooked. The same goes for prescribed Xanax.
Being vulnerable is never a good space to be. Predators are there looking for your weaknesses to prey upon them. Cocooning was what the Pandemic did for so many people so that they could remain safe from the COVID-19 virus; but someone cleverly has tapped into a new word called “CUCKOOING”. This word is about mentally ill people, people with addictions, who may have a place to live being targetted based on their subservience so that the dealers can use their homes as a trading space to sell their drugs.
The other comment I want to make is that the Loan Sharks in Town can charge up to 288% interest on their debts. I am disturbed to know my well heeled friend’s son who has a cocaine addiction and who has become violent so the parents had to ask him to leave the family home but thankfully he has agreed to attend an addiction centre in the country yet again. What hurts most, for me, a sad canine, is the fact that the parents had to go out and meet the dealers and pay off his debts? What happens if you are not able to pay……….?
Back to this article….this man is some people’s son. He did not deserve this death.
Paramedics rushed to Mr Horgan’s flat at around 11am and locals saw them frantically trying to save his life – but he was too far gone and was formally pronounced dead at St James’s Hospital.
A post-mortem will take place on Tuesday, but gardai are satisfied he died from a single stab wound – and that it was not self-inflicted.
The flat was sealed off last night and officers searched the area for clues – as well as the knife used in the attack.
They also removed the front door and took it away for a forensic examination.
Locals in the flats complex said Mr Horgan, who lived alone, led a chaotic lifestyle.
One added: “The poor fella had addiction problems and had lost a lot of weight.
“He didn’t really talk to anyone that much, he would just say hello if you walked past him.”
Another added: “The gardai had been at the flat a lot the last few years.
“He never held loud parties or anything but he had a lot of problems.
“He wasn’t very talkative. He was a lost soul, the poor man.
Gardai said they were examining all the circumstances of Mr Horgan’s death.
A spokesman said: “A male in his 50s was brought to St James’s Hospital and was later pronounced dead.
“A post-mortem is due to take place, the results of which will determine the course of the investigation.”