A 46-year-old man has been jailed for life for the murder of his estranged wife's partner almost two years ago.

Anthony Paget of Carnlough Road, Cabra in Dublin, stabbed Aidan McMenamy seven times after his victim became jealous and attacked him at Clinch's Court, North Strand Road, Dublin on 19 July, 2019.

He pleaded guilty to manslaughter but a jury found him guilty of murder.

Mr McMenamy's family told the court today they would never recover and never forgive Paget for what he had done.

Paget wrote a letter of apology, which was read out in court, and said he was deeply sorry and would try to use his sentence to pray that the family get some closure.

Ms Justice Eileen Creedon commended the McMenamy family for their courage following their victim impact statements.

She sentenced Paget to the mandatory term of life in prison.

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In December 2000, Paget was one of two men who rescued an unconscious Bus Éireann driver from the submerged section of his bus after it crashed though a wall at Butt Bridge into the River Liffey.

He later received an award for his actions.