Friday 15 November 2019

Killer Nash loses bid for prison transfer

Mark Nash
Mark Nash

Aodhan O Faolain and Ray Managh

Serial killer Mark Nash has lost his High Court bid to be returned to Arbour Hill Prison, where he has spent the past 15 years.

Nash sought the transfer from Midlands Prison on the basis that he was under threat and had become suicidal.

He has already served a 15-year life sentence in Arbour Hill, Dublin, for the murder in 1997 of two people in Co Roscommon.

Last April, Nash (42) was given another life sentence for the separate murders in 1997 of Sylvia Sheils (59) and Mary Callanan (61) at Grangegorman, Dublin. That sentence runs from April last.

The court heard that as well as being suicidal, Nash has refused to take food for several weeks. Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns dismissed his legal challenge, saying nothing before the court suggested that his safety was in any imminent risk.

Irish Independent

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