Property developer Kevin McGeever's partner laid to rest on birthday
THE partner of Kevin McGeever, the former millionaire property developer who has been charged with wasting garda time, was laid to rest on her birthday.
Siobhan O'Callaghan died earlier this week following a long battle with cancer. She had always stood by Mr McGeever's side and he told how they were due to marry.
A distraught Mr McGeever attended her funeral, as her family thanked the staff of the hospice in Harold's Cross for all their work in caring for her.
It was Ms O'Callaghan who informed gardai that Mr McGeever (68) was missing in May of 2012. He eventually reappeared in January of this year, wandering on a roadway in Co Leitrim in a dishevelled state.
Mr McGeever had lived with Ms O'Callaghan in an apartment in Dublin.
At the Church of Our Lady of Victories, Ballymun Road, north Dublin, the parish priest told the congregation that there was "something beautiful" about the fact that Ms O'Callaghan was being laid to rest on her birthday.
Ms O'Callaghan was mourned by her sisters Deirdre, Nessa and Aideen.
After her death, Mr McGeever paid tribute to his partner. He said: "My beautiful darling Siobhan is dead. I wasn't expecting her to pass so quickly. Siobhan was the love of my life. We were life partners and we were engaged for 11 years but life kept getting in the way and we were never married."
A hearing in September was told that Mr McGeever was being financed on a day-to-day basis by Ms O'Callaghan.
Mr McGeever, from Craughwell, Co Galway, last appeared before Loughrea District Court last month, accused of knowingly making false reports and statements between January 29 and February 28, tending to show that he had information on allegations of false imprisonment, assault and threats of harm.
Superintendent Enda Walshe told Judge Geoffrey Browne that the Director of Public Prosecutions had consented to a trial in the circuit court. The judge returned Mr McGeever for trial at the next sitting of Galway Circuit Court.