Curran loses appeal application over 2008 murders of two Polish men

Tuesday 19 February 2013 12.20
David Curran was found guilty of the murder of two Polish men in 2008
David Curran was found guilty of the murder of two Polish men in 2008

The Court of Criminal Appeal has dismissed a Supreme Court appeal application by a Dublin man convicted of the murder of two Polish men in Dublin five years ago.

David Curran, 22, is serving a life sentence for the murders of Pawel Kalite and Marius Szwajkos outside their home on Benbulben Road in Drimnagh on 23 February, 2008.

He stabbed both men in the head with a screwdriver.

Curran, of Lissadel Green, Drimnagh had pleaded not guilty to the murders, which were carried out when he was 17.

He was found guilty by a jury in May 2010.

Curran sought to appeal his conviction to the Supreme Court on a point of law of exceptional public importance.

Mr Justice Donal O'Donnell ruled this morning that the Court of Criminal Appeal did not consider the case raised any such point of law.