A MAN has appeared in court charged in connection with a burglary at the lakeside mansion owned by the son of Euromillions winner Dolores McNamara (pictured).
The appearance of Jeffrey Lee (41), of Cosgrove Park, Moyross, Limerick, at Ennis District Court followed a major garda operation.
It resulted in the arrest of Mr Lee and three others with addresses in Clare and Limerick.
Detective Garda Bernard Casey told court yesterday that Mr Lee made no reply when charged with theft at Tinerana House, Killaloe, on dates between August 17 and September 14.
The property is the home of Dolores' son Gary McNamara and his wife, Michelle, which they bought for €1.46m at the end of January this year.
Gardai last month discovered that a number of fittings in the house including chandeliers, taps and copper were missing.
No one was living in the 19th Century 16-bedroom home at the time of the alleged burglary.
Dolores McNamara lives nearby at Lough Derg Hall which she bought for €1.7m in 2005 – the same year she won €115m with a €2 quickpick ticket.
In court yesterday, Inspector John O'Sullivan said that gardai had no objection to Mr Lee being remanded in custody with consent to bail.
Mr Lee was remanded in custody to appear to Ennis District Court next Wednesday.
Judge Patrick Durcan granted legal aid in the case to Mr Lee's solicitor, Tara Godfrey.
Three others arrested in connection with the investigation have been released without charge, with a file going to the Director of Public Prosecutions.