Sunday 18 February 2018

Jean Treacy tried to convince her lover to tell the truth about what happened

The 'other woman' thought she loved Lillis but came to realise it was only infatuation, write Don Lavery and Tracey Keegan

The 'other woman' in the love triangle that was Eamonn Lillis's marriage, masseuse Jean Treacy, urged him to tell the truth about what happened on his house patio as he gave her an explanation for his wife's death. She later went on to become a key witness in the case.

Raven-haired Ms Treacy, 32, who has gone to extraordinary lengths to protect her privacy, told the Central Criminal Court that she and Lillis met almost every day during their affair. At the time she thought she had loved him, but now realised it was an infatuation.

Ironically, she met Lillis through his wife, who was also a regular at the beauty clinic where she worked in Howth. The beauty therapist said she had been his masseuse for two years before a relationship developed but said she had told her colleagues in Howth Haven salon that she fancied him.

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