A 21-year-old Co Kerry man has been found not guilty of murder but guilty of the manslaughter of another man at a house in Cahersiveen in May of last year.

Blake Sweeney of Fertha Drive, Cahersiveen denied the murder of 33-year-old Robert Elston of Lisselton, Co Kerry in another house in the same estate in the early hours of 23 May 2018.

He died after being stabbed twice in the stomach in the sitting room of the house where he was drinking and smoking with a number of others.

After deliberating for over three and a half hours following a six day trial at the Central Criminal Court sitting in Limerick, the jury of seven men and five women returned a verdict of guilty of manslaughter. It was a unanimous verdict.

The case was adjourned until 14 October next for sentencing and for the preparation of a victim impact statement.

Blake Sweeney was remanded in custody to that date.