Tuesday 12 December 2017

Student charged with 2005 murder of Irene White 'very sorry'

Irene White
Irene White

Elaine Keogh

A student told gardaí "I'm very sorry" when charged with the murder of Irene White, a court was told.

Anthony Lambe (34), of Annadrumman, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan, appeared before a special sitting of Dundalk District Court at the weekend.

He is charged with the murder of Ms White on April 6, 2005, at Ice House, Demesne Road, Dundalk, contrary to common law.

Garda Inspector Pat Marry gave evidence of charging him on Saturday. The court heard that in reply to the charge, the accused said: "I'm very sorry."

Garda Inspector Martin Beggy asked that he be remanded in custody to appear again at Cloverhill District Court next Friday.

Judge Denis McLoughlin said that due to the nature of the charge, bail was not an option in the District Court.

His solicitor asked that he get protective custody. Gda-Insp Marry said that he may be a vulnerable person at this stage.

The court also heard Mr Lambe is a student.

Judge McLoughlin remanded him in custody to Cloverhill District Court next Friday, granting protective custody and legal aid.

Irish Independent

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