Sunday 22 September 2019

Anne's 'tenacity' recalled in pursuit of justice for Irene

Olivia Ryan

The sister of murdered Dundalk woman Irene White has sadly passed away.

Anne Delcassian was remembered this week for her 'tenacity' in the pursuit of justice for her sister Irene who was brutally murdered in her home in April 2005.

Anne had battled cancer, and in recent months became critically ill. Despite this, she showed the same dogged determination to bring those responsible for her sister's death to justice, and had publicly welcomed the prosecution of a second man for murder just last month.

Her solicitor, Belfast based Kevin Winters told the Argus: 'I had the privilege of representing Anne in her legal battle to get justice for her sister Irene who was killed in 2005. Without her tenacity the murder prosecution of two people wouldn't have happened Equally it was her persistence which drove the issuing of high court civil proceedings against a third person.'

He added: 'Remarkably she achieved this against a background of failing health. It was humbling for me to see her six weeks ago for the last time in a camper van bed parked in Castle Street- she was far too ill to make it into my office and could barely speak but she was still able to convey a determined message insisting that I pursue all of those involved in her sisters murder I promised her I would.'

Funeral arrangements have not yet been released.

The Argus