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Celine's father in tears as tale of nine lies unfolds

Published 23/01/2010 | 05:00

TAKING the Bible in his small, neat hand -- the hand that his lover Jean Treacy had once admired so much -- Eamonn Lillis swore to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

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Truth was a subject very much on the mind of Mary Ellen Ring, SC for the prosecution, as she quoted the words of his own daughter back to him: "I was brought up never to lie."

Colour flooded through the curiously immobile face of the 52-year-old advertising producer as Ms Ring asked if he recalled his daughter saying that and if he had been present for her childhood, or if that had been "the work of her mother".

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