Monday 14 October 2019

Woman charged in shooting death of man outside home

Tom Tuite

A WOMAN has been charged with the murder of a man who was shot dead in a van outside his home last month.

Rose Lynch (49), with an address at Oakleigh Wood, Limerick, was brought before Dublin District Court charged with David Darcy's murder.

Mr Darcy, who was in his late 30s and had no known criminal links, was shot three times while he was sitting in his van at Cherry Orchard Avenue in Dublin on the morning of November 28.

The father of two, who worked as a driver for a local butcher and was originally from Claddagh Road in Ballyfermot, had been about to go to work when he was killed.

Detective Inspector Colm O'Malley told Judge William Hamill that he arrested Ms Lynch at Ballyfermot garda station yesterday and she was later charged.

She "had no reply after caution", the court heard.

Friends and family of Mr Darcy were present and sat quietly during the hearing, in which Det Insp O'Malley sought a remand in custody.

Dressed in a navy tracksuit, white top and white runners, with her hair tied back, Ms Lynch looked straight ahead during the brief proceedings.

She spoke once when asked if she wanted to be granted free legal aid and to nominate a solicitor's firm to represent her.

"Yes, Cahir O'Higgins," Ms Lynch said.

Judge Hamill granted legal aid and remanded her in custody to appear again on Friday.

Defending solicitor Stephen O'Mahony asked the judge to recommend medical treatment in custody for his client. When asked by the judge if that was necessary, Mr O'Mahony replied: "Potentially."

The judge agreed to the request.

Irish Independent

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