Man and woman plead guilty on charges in connection to death of Ciaran Noonan
A third man was acquitted of all charges while a bench warrant was issued for a fourth man
Charges have been dropped against one of the men accused of killing father-of-one Ciaran Noonan who went missing from East Wall in Dublin over two years ago.
Mr Noonan, who was living in Ashbourne, Co Meath but originally from the East Wall area, in Dublin, was last seen getting into a car at Russell Avenue, on October 20, 2011.
The remains of the 29-year-old were discovered a fortnight later on November 4, in a field at Tullaghmeaden, about six miles outside Trim, Co Meath.
David Geraghty (27), with an address at Coolock Drive, Coolock was due to go on trial in Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today charged with the false imprisonment and manslaughter of Mr Noonan.
However Brendan Grehan SC, prosecuting, entered a nolle prosequi meaning that both charges against Mr Geraghty have been dropped.
Co-accused, Daniel Quinn (24), of Brega, Balbriggan, north County Dublin, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. He is due to be sentenced on January 23, next.
Another co-accused, Mark Allen (36), of Wellview Avenue, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15, was not before court today. A bench warrant is outstanding for his arrest.
He is also accused of the manslaughter and false imprisonment of Mr Noonan sometime between October 20 and November 4, 2011 at a unknown place.
A fourth person, Lynn Isaacson (34), a childcare assistant, has pleaded guilty to conspiring in the false imprisonment of Mr Noonan.
She is accused of knowing or believing that another person had imprisoned Mr Noonan, and destroying phone evidence preventing their arrest.
Isaacson, a mother-of-two with an address at Lighthouse Apartments, Church Road, East Wall, Dublin, is also due for sentence on January 23, with Daniel Quinn.