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Irish Backpacker bailed after stabbing in Australia

  • 18-05-2021 6:49am
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    Registered Users Posts: 787 ✭✭✭ hawley


    An Irish backpacker who was allegedly involved in a gruesome stabbing of a house guest after a night out has had her bail conditions eased so her mum no longer has to chaperone her to school.
    Katie Eileen Murtagh, 26, had been ordered not to leave her house at all without her mum but those provisions were eased in Sydney's Central Local Court on Tuesday so she could attend tourism and travel classes three days a week alone.

    But if she wants to go out anywhere other than college, she must be accompanied by her mother at all times, the court ordered.

    The 26-year-old and her boyfriend Patrick Earle were arrested on August 29, 2020 after Oliver Solan was found bleeding out in the foyer of their Randwick apartment in Sydney's east.

    The alleged victim's ear was partially severed, he had several other stab wounds and his punctured spleen was later removed in surgery.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9589933/Irish-backpacker-Katie-Murtagh-wants-bail-conditions-alleged-Randwick-stabbing.html

    She was silly to get involved with her previous boyfriend. She obviously wants to study and improve her life. She has removed any references to him on Facebook and Instagram and has posted powerful, inspirational quotes. She doesn't look like a bad person. I hope that she learns a lesson from this incident.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,717 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    hawley wrote: »
    She doesn't look like a bad person.

    Actions speak louder than words, or looks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 815 ✭✭✭ Mike Murdock


    hawley wrote: »
    An Irish backpacker who was allegedly involved in a gruesome stabbing of a house guest after a night out has had her bail conditions eased so her mum no longer has to chaperone her to school.
    Katie Eileen Murtagh, 26, had been ordered not to leave her house at all without her mum but those provisions were eased in Sydney's Central Local Court on Tuesday so she could attend tourism and travel classes three days a week alone.

    But if she wants to go out anywhere other than college, she must be accompanied by her mother at all times, the court ordered.

    The 26-year-old and her boyfriend Patrick Earle were arrested on August 29, 2020 after Oliver Solan was found bleeding out in the foyer of their Randwick apartment in Sydney's east.

    The alleged victim's ear was partially severed, he had several other stab wounds and his punctured spleen was later removed in surgery.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9589933/Irish-backpacker-Katie-Murtagh-wants-bail-conditions-alleged-Randwick-stabbing.html

    She was silly to get involved with her previous boyfriend. She obviously wants to study and improve her life. She has removed any references to him on Facebook and Instagram and has posted powerful, inspirational quotes. She doesn't look like a bad person. I hope that she learns a lesson from this incident.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,246 ✭✭✭✭ 2smiggy


    not much of a 'backpacker' with her mother over there is she ? Almost if the dailymail needed an excuse to put pictures of a reasonably attractive young lady in bikinis on their website, for the vermin that frequent it to ogle over then attack in the comments section


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,054 ✭✭✭✭ nullzero


    Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy seemed like perfectly nice affable chaps as well.

    Glazers Out!



  • Registered Users Posts: 22,333 ✭✭✭✭ Dyr


    nullzero wrote: »
    Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy seemed like perfectly nice affable chaps as well.

    They were mentally ill, its a disgrace that they were put through the legal system instead of recieving counselling and hugs. And so on, and so forth


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,893 ✭✭✭ Pauliedragon


    The Dog Hotel was my local over there for years. A backpacker can't bring their mother over there with them. DM has some wrong information there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,419 ✭✭✭ Hangdogroad




  • Registered Users Posts: 6,415 ✭✭✭ Floppybits


    hawley wrote: »
    She has removed any references to him on Facebook and Instagram and has posted powerful, inspirational quotes. She doesn't look like a bad person.

    Jaysus she posted poweful and inspirational quotes so she must be alright then. God above. One of the worst things about social media is every Tom, Dick and Harry that spend their day posting those bleedin quotes. :mad:


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I wonder if the victim was black would you have a differing opinion of her?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,520 ✭✭✭ Bobblehats



    Colin Farrell’s rowdy brother


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,913 ✭✭✭ TomSweeney




    How dafaq did he get into Australia with that record ??


  • Registered Users Posts: 758 ✭✭✭ Get Real


    hawley wrote: »

    Looks like an insta hun who enjoys nights out and the odd bag of sniff to me. (same article also says she's up on drugs charges) We don't know how that's funded either.

    And she didn't know her bad boy partner had killed a fella in Ireland? Come off it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,538 ✭✭✭ Northernlily


    Always find it mad when people involved in such serious crime plaster pictures of themselves all over social media with not a care in the world in the aftermath.

    Different Gravy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,840 ✭✭✭ fvp4


    Weird journalism. She’s clearly not a backpacker anymore if she ever was. Clearly she’s living permanently enough in Australia. Not that we know her situation exactly because the daily mail hasn’t bothered to find out exactly. She’s in Australia so she must be a backpacker.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,880 ✭✭✭ Former Former Former


    TomSweeney wrote: »
    How dafaq did he get into Australia with that record ??

    He lied about it


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,978 ✭✭✭✭ Potential-Monke


    2smiggy wrote: »
    not much of a 'backpacker' with her mother over there is she ? Almost if the dailymail needed an excuse to put pictures of a reasonably attractive young lady in bikinis on their website, for the vermin that frequent it to ogle over then attack in the comments section

    There's bikini pics?

    /looks at article before some adblocking popup

    Meh. Pure Barbie head on her, I feel like I need to get a tetanus just from looking at her. And no decent person has the ability to randomly stab someone during a dispute.


  • Registered Users Posts: 499 ✭✭ zanador


    What's an alleged victim?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,630 ✭✭✭✭ snoopsheep


    Thanks OP will watch out for her


  • Registered Users Posts: 444 ✭✭ purifol0


    zanador wrote: »
    What's an alleged victim?


    If there is an altercation and accusation made, a media outlet can't just say who is the victim and who is guilty. Only after a court passes judgement can they call them a victim.


    This is especially noticeable in rape case coverage.


  • Registered Users Posts: 444 ✭✭ purifol0


    Anyone know if Ozzy sentencing is much different than most western countries? Over here women get half the jail time for similar crimes as males do, and are jailed in "rooms" as opposed to cells.

    Reading up on the psychology of it lately, it's very interesting and its not all biological either. In some jurisdictions prosecutors wouldn't bother taking cases to court because juries wouldn't convict them; even in cases where guilt was not in question because "women don't do those kinds of things".


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  • Registered Users Posts: 38,249 ✭✭✭✭ Guy:Incognito


    hawley wrote: »
    and has posted powerful, inspirational quotes. .

    She should get 10 years for this for a start.


  • Registered Users Posts: 444 ✭✭ purifol0


    She should get 10 years for this for a start.


    Make it live, laugh, LIFE


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,913 ✭✭✭ TomSweeney


    hawley wrote: »
    An Irish backpacker who was allegedly involved in a gruesome stabbing of a house guest after a night out has had her bail conditions eased so her mum no longer has to chaperone her to school.
    Katie Eileen Murtagh, 26, had been ordered not to leave her house at all without her mum but those provisions were eased in Sydney's Central Local Court on Tuesday so she could attend tourism and travel classes three days a week alone.

    But if she wants to go out anywhere other than college, she must be accompanied by her mother at all times, the court ordered.

    The 26-year-old and her boyfriend Patrick Earle were arrested on August 29, 2020 after Oliver Solan was found bleeding out in the foyer of their Randwick apartment in Sydney's east.

    The alleged victim's ear was partially severed, he had several other stab wounds and his punctured spleen was later removed in surgery.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9589933/Irish-backpacker-Katie-Murtagh-wants-bail-conditions-alleged-Randwick-stabbing.html

    She was silly to get involved with her previous boyfriend. She obviously wants to study and improve her life. She has removed any references to him on Facebook and Instagram and has posted powerful, inspirational quotes. She doesn't look like a bad person. I hope that she learns a lesson from this incident.


    Are you serious ?



    Those "powerful" quotes with a photo of someone that is supposed to have said it (most of the time they haven't, but that doesn't matter to the idiots that post them) - for me are a sign of an absolute f*cking lobotomized moron.


  • Registered Users Posts: 552 ✭✭✭ White lighting


    Get Real wrote: »
    Looks like an insta hun who enjoys nights out and the odd bag of sniff to me. (same article also says she's up on drugs charges) We don't know how that's funded either.

    And she didn't know her bad boy partner had killed a fella in Ireland? Come off it.

    Her fella didnt kill anyone in Ireland. The lad who killed a fella here was a friend of her or her partner.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22 ✭✭✭ flask_fan


    I think that Irish people get very harshly treated in Australia. Basically the Australians are always keen to blame foreigners for everything.


  • Registered Users Posts: 552 ✭✭✭ White lighting


    flask_fan wrote: »
    I think that Irish people get very harshly treated in Australia. Basically the Australians are always keen to blame foreigners for everything.

    Maybe... I spent a couple of years over there and a high percentage of the Irish are a ****ing embarrassment to be honest.acting like muck savages.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,010 ✭✭✭ kildare lad


    TomSweeney wrote: »
    How dafaq did he get into Australia with that record ??

    The difference is they'll deport them out after jail unlike here , I know two lads that got deported , one had over stayed his visa , he got into a fight , the cops found out he'd over stayed his visa , he was sent to a detention centre and deported back to Ireland all in the space of 3 weeks unlike here where cases can go on for years , where solictors milk the taxpayers all the way along .


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,597 ✭✭✭ tdf7187


    fvp4 wrote: »
    Weird journalism. She’s clearly not a backpacker anymore if she ever was. Clearly she’s living permanently enough in Australia. Not that we know her situation exactly because the daily mail hasn’t bothered to find out exactly. She’s in Australia so she must be a backpacker.

    It seems that the Australian media shorthand is to refer to Irish immigrants as backpackers regardless of whether they are or aren't, and Irish media copy this.

    I actually knew an Irish guy who was murdered by stabbing in Australia (he intervened in a row between two junkies, one produced a knife and stabbed him), media reports at the time referred to the case as "Irish backpacker stabbed in Australia". This wasn't today or yesterday, it was 25 years ago.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,597 ✭✭✭ tdf7187


    Maybe... I spent a couple of years over there and a high percentage of the Irish are a ****ing embarrassment to be honest.acting like muck savages.

    My impression is similar, Australian media and society is somewhat prejudiced against the Irish but the prejudice didn't come from nowhere, a certain % of the Irish act like scum and give the rest a bad name.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 235 ✭✭ Ms. Newbie18


    hawley wrote: »
    An Irish backpacker who was allegedly involved in a gruesome stabbing of a house guest after a night out has had her bail conditions eased so her mum no longer has to chaperone her to school.
    Katie Eileen Murtagh, 26, had been ordered not to leave her house at all without her mum but those provisions were eased in Sydney's Central Local Court on Tuesday so she could attend tourism and travel classes three days a week alone.

    But if she wants to go out anywhere other than college, she must be accompanied by her mother at all times, the court ordered.

    The 26-year-old and her boyfriend Patrick Earle were arrested on August 29, 2020 after Oliver Solan was found bleeding out in the foyer of their Randwick apartment in Sydney's east.

    The alleged victim's ear was partially severed, he had several other stab wounds and his punctured spleen was later removed in surgery.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9589933/Irish-backpacker-Katie-Murtagh-wants-bail-conditions-alleged-Randwick-stabbing.html

    She was silly to get involved with her previous boyfriend. She obviously wants to study and improve her life. She has removed any references to him on Facebook and Instagram and has posted powerful, inspirational quotes. She doesn't look like a bad person. I hope that she learns a lesson from this incident.


    Backpacker but she lives there with her mother and goes to college there? Daily mail with cracking reporting yet again...


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