• Germany edition
 
Munich student dies after Dublin stabbing
Photo: Donaldytong, Wikipedia

Munich student dies after Dublin stabbing

Published: 03 Dec 2012 10:27 GMT+01:00
Updated: 03 Dec 2012 10:27 GMT+01:00

The victim from Munich had come to Dublin on a study abroad programme. He was with others on a balcony at a party in the south the city when they became involved in an argument with some younger passers-by early on Saturday.

A few people from the party then went went downstairs where the shouting continued. The teenagers left but returned at around 5:30 am, when the two German men were stabbed, the Irish Times reported on Monday.

The man who died received several blows to the abdomen, one of which apparently severed a main artery. Doctors in a nearby hospital pronounced him dead at 9 am. His friend, also 22, was thought to have mostly been slashed on his hands and should survive, said the paper.

Dublin police initially arrested a 16-year-old and a 19-year-old in connection with the attack, as well as a 40-year-old woman. The younger suspect and the woman were both released on Monday after being questioned.

“We are deeply shaken by the attack and are mourning with the deceased's family,” said Herbert Schmid-Eickhoff, president of the MHMK media studies university where the dead man was studying.

DPA/The Local/jcw

The Local (news@thelocal.de)

Don't miss...X
Left Right

Your comments about this article

13:02 December 3, 2012 by raandy
Never a good idea to argue with unknown persons of any size,sex or age. You try or you intimidate a teenager,especially in front of others and some type of retaliation will be forthcoming.

I find Germans especially fond of arguing, many people elsewhere would rather have a fist fight than argue. On the few occasions I have had an argument with a local or two and they just keep running their mouth until you move forward into their personal space, then they say "why are you getting aggressive?
13:32 December 3, 2012 by Anny One again
Perhaps explains your statement the xenophobia in Germany.

Because some non-Germans also fear a fist fight, and therefore prefer the use knifes.

Also to combine your experience with this crime is quite remarkable.
13:42 December 3, 2012 by freechoice
Hitler was probably the reason why the fight was started.
14:06 December 3, 2012 by raandy
Anny One again your English is about as good as your understanding of the rant, go back to Kpax.
15:17 December 3, 2012 by lodermulch
errrm...@ freechoice... this is 2012 - so i'd bet my money on

'too much cheap vodka' instead of 'hitler'
16:07 December 3, 2012 by Leo Strauss
Don`t want to read too much into this tragedy, but it doesn`t bode well for Germans abroad in the EU, especially in countries that are being forced to accept austerity measures. It is too bad that Frau Merkel has taken on the role of debt collector and enforcer for the international bankers, as this is bringing about the return of the Ugly German phenomenon. In 2006 after the WM, a worldwide opinion poll found Germany to be the most popular country in the world. Quite an accomplishment. Unfortunately that goodwill is now being reversed as Germany plays the part of collection goon for the Goldman-Sachs gang.
18:36 December 3, 2012 by Anny One again
raandy!

You deliver a nice example.Would a German accuse a Migrant of his poor knowledge of the german language.

They would call him a racist and xenophobic and in the worst case even,he would get a knife between his ribs for his statement.

In addition, "K-Pax" has also Internet
19:32 December 3, 2012 by Englishted
Having lived in Dublin's south side ,there are some dodgy parts and some dodgy people there is a major drug problem there.

Having said that many cities around the globe have the same type of problems luckily the issue of guns is not so prevalent .

Condolences to the family it is a nightmare I would not wish on anyone .
20:41 December 3, 2012 by chris berlin
raandy: wow, what a stupid comment. How the hell can you bring in some subjective experiences to a case of murderer. How does anyone know that this has to do anything with nationality?

And raandy, I am also non-german and I do not think that germans like to argue. And nobody can argue alone, there must be a second person adding to the arguement. So if you do not wanna argue or discuss, just don't do it.
21:02 December 3, 2012 by burito
My sympathy for the loss of life to the family of this young man.Always bear in mind not all societies are the same,and they express them selves differently ,this suits also such a diverse place as Europe...
21:23 December 3, 2012 by tangent_pov
A life is lost and the philosophers of society are commenting on the reason and judging Irish and German behaviors. I am a non-German, non-Irish muslim going from Germany to Ireland on a study exchange program. My thinking is like a static sound at the moment.................
21:55 December 3, 2012 by bwjijsdtd
Should have gone to Sweden ...
07:36 December 4, 2012 by raandy
Chris berlin,

Arguing is a form of aggression and to argue with the wrong people can result in a negative experience, glad to hear all your experiences have been positive, most of mine have also.

I think the deceased should have heeded your advice.
10:12 December 4, 2012 by LadyD22
@ raandy:

Are you *** kidding me?? A young man was brutally murdered and the second one also almost died!! He was a quiet and friendly young man. The other student that survived the stabbing is my classmate from Stuttgart! If you don´t know the people, stop talking b****t about them! I hope you have no other major problems in your life!!!

I am also a student from the MHMK in Stuttgart. I am in California for studying abroad. We are all very shocked about the happenings. Condolences to the family Heinrich.

And by the way,@ freechoice:

Education is not your strenght, isn´t it? HITLER WAS AUSTRIAN!!
11:03 December 4, 2012 by raandy
LadyD22 thanks for pointing out my weaknesses, I will try to do better

These 20 year old germans got into some type of verbal confrontation with the younger Irish, it would seem to me that it was more than just an argument, these teenagers left most likely after being intimidated or laughed at ,or something othere.it was, but more than just a simple confrontation as they had lots of time to think about what was said and happened, I think in most cases people become less angry with time not more. this makes me think there is a lot more here than is being told, these teenagers returned and killed this man brutally and injured the other.

I don't think it was over Hitler,there was a lot more here than we know.

You have never lived here I assume .

Well , I will try and solve my other problems one at a time over the upcoming decade, you can't mak a silver purse out of a sows ear.-:)
19:17 December 4, 2012 by LadyD22
@raandy

The comment with Hitler was not dedicated to you. And I didn´t want to be rude. But this happening is unbelievable. No, I never lived there... I think both sides are not innocent but is it usual or allowed for a 16 year old to be on the streets at this time at night? What must be wrong in the heads of the locals to kill someone because of a trivial matter? (They just were not allowed to join the party) If that is normal there, I am happy that I never have to live there. That´s ill.
19:41 December 4, 2012 by F-ergo
Sadly Ireland has a scum element. Attacks of this nature are not unusual except that they usually happen to other Irish people. As an Irish person I can only say that this is beyong depressing for someone at the beginning of his life to have had it cut so short. I hope the family can sometime be on their feet again. It takes a lot of time.
09:11 December 5, 2012 by Berlin fuer alles
Very sad story. As the previous post says there is a scum element present in every country and Ireland is no different. I have been to Ireland and can only say it is an amazing and beautiful country with very friendly and warm hearted people. This does not change my opinion of Ireland.

I have come across this sort of loutish behaviour very often in Berlin and one only has to read the news in Germany to see how often this happens here. In any city or large town you will find trouble if you look for it. There is no sense in finger pointing unless all the facts of this case are known. Sympathies and condolences to the family,
Today's headlines
Merkel accuses Isis of genocide
A photograph (right) made available by the jihadist affiliated group Albaraka News allegedly shows an Isis fighter tying up an Iraqi soldier. Photo: EPA/ALBARAKA NEWS/HANDOUT

Merkel accuses Isis of genocide

Chancellor Angela Merkel described atrocities committed by Isis in Iraq as genocide on Wednesday, going further than other western leaders in her condemnation of the group. READ  

Ebola patient treated at Hamburg hospital
An isolation ambulance approaches the specially outfitted aircraft carrying the Ebola patient at Hamburg airport. Photo: DPA

Ebola patient treated at Hamburg hospital

UPDATE: The first patient to be treated for Ebola in Germany arrived in Hamburg on Wednesday morning. READ  

Uber pushes expansion despite legal pitfalls
Uber is going head-to-head with taxi services across Germany. Photo: DPA

Uber pushes expansion despite legal pitfalls

Chauffeur car service Uber plans to expand into more German cities and double its activity in the country by the end of the year in the face of bitter opposition and a court case. READ  

Has Germany learned lessons of NSU failures?
Police images of the Beate Zschäpe, Uwe Böhnhardt and Uwe Bundlos, the three perpetrators of the NSU murders. Photo: DPA

Has Germany learned lessons of NSU failures?

The German government announced measures on Wednesday requiring police and courts to take tougher action against suspected hate crimes, following a neo-Nazi killing spree that went unsolved for more than a decade. READ  

The Local List
Ten of the oddest things found at border control
Photo: Zollamt/Shutterstock

Ten of the oddest things found at border control

Some of the strangest items found by German border control might make you think again about whether border checks are over the top. The Local List takes a look. READ  

Germany to lock out 'cheating' EU migrants
Demonstrators hold up a banner against Roma deportations in 2013. Photo: DPA

Germany to lock out 'cheating' EU migrants

UPDATE: Germany is expected to announce new measures on Wednesday to expel EU citizens who cheat the country's social security system, as well as improving conditions for asylum seekers. READ  

Shoppers' confidence collapses at record rate
Shoppers in Germany felt a sudden drop in confidence in August. Photo: DPA

Shoppers' confidence collapses at record rate

Confidence among German consumers fell at its fastest rate in August since records began more than 30 years ago. Instability on the international stage and fears for the future of the national economy have contributed to the sudden drop. READ  

Want to avoid driving fines? Swap seats
Photo: DPA

Want to avoid driving fines? Swap seats

A driver in western Germany should not be fined for "negligent driving" because he had swapped seats after a warning sign, a court ruled on Tuesday. READ  

Police find €20 million of cannabis in woods
The cannabis was found by a walker who alerted police. Photo: DPA

Police find €20 million of cannabis in woods

Police have found 18,500 cannabis plants with a street value of €20 million growing in the woods on the Dutch-German border. READ  

Anti-stress law moves step closer in Germany
Federal Labour Minister Andrea Nahles speaking to journalists in July. Photo: DPA

Anti-stress law moves step closer in Germany

Germany’s Labour Minister Andrea Nahles has given her backing to an anti-stress law, announcing a study into workers' mental health on Tuesday. READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Photo: Gerkan, Marg and Partners/Tegel Projekt GmbH/J. Mayer
Berlin
How will Berlin look in five years' time?
Photo: DPA
Culture
Sprechen Sie Deutsch? 10 reasons why you should
Photo: DPA
Gallery
The best of Berlin's mayor Klaus Wowereit in 14 pictures
Photo: DPA
Politics
Germany sends burgers and sausages to Kurds
Photo: DPA
National
Size does matter in this case, rules judge
Photo: Matthias Kock
National
Tribes, ties and a movie: A German's Afghan life
Photo: DPA
Gallery
10 things to do before summer in Germany is really over
Photo: DPA
Gallery
The mysteries of Berlin's abandoned theme park
Photo: Europeana.de 1914 - 1918
Gallery
A German soldier's life behind WWI lines
Education
Raising the bar for law & business in Germany
Photo: DPA
Business & Money
JobTalk: All you need to know about working in Germany
National
Share news tips with The Local Germany
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

Latest news from The Local in Sweden

More news from Sweden at thelocal.se

3,453
jobs available
Toytown Germany
Germany's English-speaking crowd