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The locals of Enniscorthy were described as being in total shock today after news surfaced that local man David Walsh had been stabbed to death in Sydney, Australia.

The 29-year-old, and father-of-three, hailed from Wexford but had moved to Australia around 2014.

It is understood that he had originally been from the Moran Park area of Enniscorthy.

David Walsh with his fiance, Tina Cahill

David Walsh with his fiance, Tina Cahill. She has been charged with his murder

Johnny Mythen, a local councillor, told that the news has left the community in shock.

“We’re all just in a state of total shock,” Mythen said. “It’s sent ripples through the whole area. He was a decent, hard-working young chap from a decent, hard working family, who’ve been like that all of their lives.”

Mythen also said that Walsh was the father of three young girls under the age of 11, from a previous relationship, who still lived in Ireland.

“For something like this to happen so far away, it’s just so hard to get your head around,” the councillor added.

A number of tributes have been paid to Walsh, known affectionately as “Motcha”, on social media.

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