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Dolores McNamara won €115m on the EuroMillions still holds the record of Ireland's biggest ever jackpot winner

Dolores McNamara won €115m on the EuroMillions still holds the record of Ireland's biggest ever jackpot winner

Dolores McNamara won €115m on the EuroMillions still holds the record of Ireland's biggest ever jackpot winner

Two men yesterday pleaded guilty to charges in connection with a burglary at the lakeside mansion owned by the son of Euromillions winner, Dolores McNamara

At Ennis Circuit Court, Jeffrey Lee (41) of Cosgrove Park, Moyross, Limerick, pleaded guilty to entering Tinerana House, the property of Gary McNamara, as a trespasser and committing theft on dates between August 17 and September 14 2013.

Mr Lee's co-accused, Declan Browne, pleaded guilty to handling stolen property that includes antique bathroom fittings, antique chandeliers, candelabras and light fittings, copper wiring and cylinders on September 13 2013 at Clear Circle Metals at Ballysimon Road, Limerick.

Counsel for Mr Lee yesterday sought an adjournment in the sentencing of his client in order to obtain Mr Lee's medical records from University College Hospital Limerick as he has "unstable medical issues".

Dolores's son, Gary McNamara, and his wife Michelle purchased the home for €1.46m at the end of January 2013.

No one was living in the 19th century 16-bedroom home at the time of the alleged burglary.

His mother Dolores McNamara lives nearby at Lough Derg Hall, which she bought for €1.7m.

Judge Gerald Keyes yesterday remanded both Mr Lee and Mr Browne to re-appear before Ennis Circuit Court early next year.

Irish Independent