Suspect In Dublin School Stabbing Attack Wakes Up From Coma
It's emerged a man who Gardaí are waiting to speak to following the Dublin school knife attack has woken up from a coma.
The man is not yet fit to be interviewed by officers, but is awake and breathing by himself.
Detectives are continuing to investigate the stabbings outside Gaelscoil Cholaiste Mhuire on Parnell Square on November 23rd.
A creche worker and three children were attacked during the incident, which sparked major riots in Dublin City Centre later that evening.
"There were fears that his injuries were extremely serious and that it would be quite some time before Gardai would be able to speak to him," says Crime Correspondent with the Irish Daily Star, Michael O'Toole.
"Significantly, he is awake and he is breathing by himself," he added.
"Gardai won't be able to question him immediately but the guidance I was given yesterday was perhaps by the end of this week [or] the start of next week."
Meanwhile, the family of the young girl seriously injured says she's "still here with us."
The 5-year-old is currently fighting for her life in Temple Street Children's Hospital.
Her mother has given an update on her condition via a GoFundMe page.
She said: "Dear all, thank you so much for the incredible gesture and kindness you have shown our family during these troubled times.
"Your thoughts, prayers and generosity have and will go a long way.
"Our little girl has shown incredible strength and still here with us.
"We don't know yet what lies ahead as it is still early, but she is resilient and limitations will not stop her.
"Thank you so much. All the love we can give."
The GoFundMe has already raised over €37,000 for her family.