The case of Jonathan Dargan’s lethal punch continues…
Earlier this year we reported the sad news of the death of Paddy Mullaly (57 Years) in Dublin, Ireland. The man was returning from his own retirement party when he came across a fatal situation.
Mullaly became involved in a confrontation with Jonathan Dargan. The Tallaght man is a renowned martial artist and bouncer from the area. Dargan, apparently intoxicated, struck Mullaly with a punch to the head.
Police Statement At The Time
“Tallaght man Jonathan Dargan, who has trained McGregor in taekwondo, also works as a security man at the prestigious Lillie’s Bordello nightclub.
He was arrested by gardai investigating the death of tragic Patrick ‘Paddy’ Mullally (57) over the weekend and released from Terenure Garda Station late on Sunday night.
Mr Mullally died after he was allegedly struck when he attempted to intervene in an argument between a couple following his own retirement party in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The shocking and tragic incident happened before 4am on Saturday outside the Park View Court Apartments in Harold’s Cross, south Dublin.”
Dargan had been arguing with a woman in the streets when Mr Mullally intervened before being struck, but the sad story continues:
Jonathan Dargan hit former Guinness worker Paddy Mullally (57) outside an apartment complex in Harold’s Cross in the early hours of Saturday, March 5, when Mullally tried to intervene in a row.
Mr Mullally died the next day from the head injury he received when he fell backwards from the punch and hit his head on the ground.
He had earlier been to his retirement party and stopped off at his local, Peggy Kelly’s in Harolds Cross, for a drink on his way home.
It was as he was leaving that he spotted Dargan and a woman fighting on the street.
“I’m so sorry. It was an accident. I’m devastated and heartbroken for that man and his family. All I can say is I’m crushed,” said Dargan.
“If I could take back everything that happened that night I would, but all I can do is beg his family for their forgiveness. It was a genuine mistake.”
Dargan had been drinking on a night out with his partner when somebody asked him about his mother, Mary, who was shot dead two years ago in Tallaght. His sister Karina was also injured in the attack.
A man is currently before the courts in connection with the shooting, but it is believed that Dargan was in a low mood after he was asked about his mother because it was Mother’s Day the following day.
Dargan works as a doorman at the popular Lillie’s Bordello nightclub, off Grafton Street, and also teaches Taekwan-do to children, but he has no previous convictions and has not come to the attention of gardai before.
Sources close to Dargan have said he left Lillie’s after being out with his partner and got into his car, which he had intended leaving in town for the night. They had earlier been to the Adele concert.
“His girlfriend had been pleading with him not to drive but he was too far gone to listen. It was 3.30am and Jonathan had been drinking since 8pm,” the source said.
“He pulled over in Harold’s Cross and she got out of the car. He went back to try and convince her to get back into the car and found her at a bus stop, and the argument started again.”
Dargan was later released without charges, but now an update has arisen, as per Sunday World:
Seeking a six-month adjournment of an inquest into Mr Mullally’s death, Detective Inspector George McGeary of Terenure Garda Station told Dublin Coroner’s Court that proceedings have commenced in relation to the case.