Man stabbed to death in Galway was a US citizen who had lived in Donegal

It's emerged that a man who was stabbed to death in Galway on Sunday July 31 was actually an American citizen who had previously lived in Donegal for a time.

Kevin Joyce, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and had only moved to Ireland in 2000.

Kevin Joyce spent time in Letterkenny before returning to the USA for a number of years.

In the last two to three years, the man is believed to have returned to Ireland, where he resided briefly in Ballinrobe, Westport, and more recently, Galway city.

A Garda spokesperson added that an independent post-mortem is being carried out, but because the victim has no family in Ireland, there is some confusion about when or where a funeral is likely to take place.

Initial examinations have confirmed that Mr Joyce died from excessive bleeding.

30-year-old Maura Thornton, who lived in the apartment, was charged with his  murder after she was found in the vicinity in a highly distressed state.

In court, she replied 'May he rest in peace', before being remanded in custody.

This morning, she appeared in court again in Dublin, with her solicitor telling the court that she had been granted bail at the High Court in Cloverhill yesterday.

Judge Denis McLoughlin remanded her in custody with consent to take up bail.

She's due in court again in 3 weeks.