Expat murder victim returned home for burial
5 September 2005, AMSTERDAM — The remains of an expat barman stabbed to death in Amsterdam were returned home to Ireland at the weekend for burial.
5 September 2005
AMSTERDAM — The remains of an expat barman stabbed to death in Amsterdam were returned home to Ireland at the weekend for burial.
A spokesperson for the Irish Embassy confirmed that the body of Damien Mooney was to be taken from Amsterdam on Saturday for burial in his native County Kilkenny on Monday.
Mooney (26) worked as a barman at O'Donnell's Irish pub in Amsterdam for six months. He was fatally stabbed on Koninginplein at about 6.15am as he was returning from a night out on Sunday 29 August. He was resuscitated but died on the way to hospital.
Dutch police described as "a savage act of violence", Irish journalist Isobel Conway reported last week.
The victim's elder brother Liam flew to Amsterdam to identify Mooney's body and bring it back to Ireland.
There have been suggestion Mooney was killed as a result of a mugging but the police will only say the he was stabbed after an "altercation". Investigators have appealed for witnesses who may have seen the attacker and another man running away.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]
Subject: Dutch news