Thursday 26 April 2018

Wife murder accused yet to take up bail

Tom Tuite

A 33-YEAR-OLD man accused of the murder of his wife, who was found beaten to death in her home, has yet to take up bail.

Mother-of-three Jacqueline McDonagh (34) had been found dead in her Hoeys Lane home in Dundalk on August 29.

A post-mortem found she died after sustaining multiple injuries and blunt-force trauma.

Michael McDonagh, from Dundalk, appeared at Dundalk District Court on August 31 charged with his wife's murder.

Detective Garda Joe Ryan told the hearing that after he was cautioned, Mr McDonagh replied: "I didn't mean to kill her, I'm sorry." He was granted bail terms in the High Court on September 24, subject to two sureties of €10,000 being approved.

He appeared again yesterday at Cloverhill District Court but had yet to take up bail. Mr McDonagh was further remanded in custody with consent to bail and ordered to appear again on November 2.

Irish Independent

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