Ballyfermot stab victim, 30s, knifed in chest at party following row with woman known to him; man named locally
- 20:07, 8 Nov 2022
- Updated: 20:07, 8 Nov 2022
THE capital’s latest stab victim was killed after a row at a party, detectives believe.
Gardai suspect David Ennis, aged in his 30s, was knifed in the chest following a row with a woman known to him.
David, who had addiction problems, was found dead at a flat in Claddagh Court, Ballyfermot, at around 2.30am yesterday.
The chief suspect, aged in her late 40s, was held a short time later at another location in Dublin.
She’s now being questioned at Ballyfermot Garda Station.
The victim and his alleged killer were both known to the Gardai but they weren’t involved in serious crime.
Locals had recently raised concerns about people calling to the pad in the early hours.
A source said: “The victim had been a regular visitor to the apartment over the past number of weeks but got involved in some kind of row.”
Locals in Ballyfermot told of their shock yesterday.
One local woman told us: “The whole community is basically in shock.”
Another added: “This has been an ongoing issue.
“The apartment was reported weeks ago and the place was even raided. Elderly people live here and I know they will never get over this.”
Independent Dublin City councillor Vincent Jackson has called for immediate action in the area to combat the threat to locals’ security.
Speaking to the Irish Sun, he said: “Claddagh Court is normally a lovely quiet area.
“The complex itself is for people over 65 and is covered in cameras and a locked gate, which calls into question, what were two relatively young people doing there?”
Local Dublin City Councilor Hazel De Nortuin claimed that the tragic incident is “the consequence of local authorities not acting on the clear security issues raised by vulnerable tenants.”
Speaking to the Irish Sun, she said: “There have been security complaints made by tenants going back as far as 2018 that I raised with Dublin City Council.
“Elderly residents would ring me saying the situation has gotten out of hand, people using drugs in the building and going back into that apartment. It’s actually horrific.
“The dogs on the street knew what was going on.”