Reporting by Frank Greany
There has been a hung jury in the trial of a young man accused of murdering a local fisherman in Co Waterford four years ago.
Dean Kerrie, with an address in Portarlington, Co Laois, claimed he was acting in self-defence after Jack Power entered his home in Dunmore East as a trespasser.
The prosecution described what happened as 'an act of retaliation' following a scuffle in the house, but he denied that was the case when he took the stand.
This morning, the judge told the jurors she’d accept a majority verdict but they returned just before lunch to tell her they couldn’t reach agreement.
Mr Kerrie was then remanded on continuing bail until his case comes back before the Central Criminal Court later this month.