Tuesday 6 December 2016

Man appears in court charged with murder of engineer Kevin Molloy (41) in Dublin

Andrew Phelan

Published 07/10/2015 | 16:07

Man appears in court charged with murder of engineer Kevin Molloy (41) in Dublin
Man appears in court charged with murder of engineer Kevin Molloy (41) in Dublin

A JOBLESS young man has appeared in court charged with the murder of an engineer whose body was found at his home in north Dublin up to a week after he died.

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Raymond Walsh (22) was remanded in custody after he was arrested today and brought before Dublin District Court charged with the murder of Kevin Molloy (41).

Mr Molloy’s body was found by a family member at his home on February 1 last.

The court heard Mr Walsh made no reply when the charge was put to him by gardai today.

Mr Walsh, with an address at Carnlough Road, Cabra West, is charged with murdering Mr Molloy at Glendhu Road, Navan Road, Cabra on a date between January 23 and February 1 last.

Judge William Hamill adjourned the case for a week for the preparation of a book of evidence.

Detective Sgt Thomas Lynch told the court he arrested the defendant at his home at 11.18am this morning and brought him to Finglas Garda Station for the purpose of charge.

He made no reply after caution at 1.02pm and was handed a copy of the charge sheet.

“The DPP directs prosecution by indictment before the Central Criminal Court and my application is for a one-week remand to allow the preparation of a book of evidence,” Det Sgt Lynch said.

Defence solicitor Alan Doyle consented to this.

The accused, who wore a green t-shirt, dark grey bottoms and black boots, addressed the court to nominate Mr Doyle as his solicitor under free legal aid.

Det Sgt Lynch said he had no objection and Judge Hamill granted legal aid after hearing the accused was not working and not in receipt of social welfare.

He was remanded in custody to appear in Cloverhill District Court on October 14.

Mr Doyle made no bail application on the accused’s behalf as bail can only be granted by the High Court on a murder charge.

Mr Molloy's body was found by a family member who had become concerned that efforts to contact him had failed.

It is believed Mr Molloy, who was single and had no children, had been living in the Cabra house for eight years and was originally from the nearby Drumcondra area.

He had not been working at the time but formerly worked as an engineer.

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