Dundalk murder cases continue to advance in court
The Louth man charged with the murder of Irene White, who died after a stabbing at her home in Dundalk in 2005, has been further remanded in custody.
Father of four Niall Power (45) of Gyles Quay, Riverstown in Dundalk faced his third hearing when he appeared at Cloverhill District Court on Thursday last.
Judge Victor Blake further remanded him in custody, with consent to bail, to appear again on March 22 next.
Ms White (43), a separated mother-of-three, was killed in the kitchen of her Co Louth home on April 6, 2005.
In January a 34-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of the Dundalk woman.
Anthony Lambe of Annadrumman, Castleblayney in Co Monaghan, had admitted killing 43-year-old Irene White in her home in April 2005.
Meanwhile, in a separate case, the man facing charges for the murder of a Japanese national in Dundalk two months ago was again deemed not fit to attend a court hearing last week.
Mohamed Morei (18) was remanded in custody on January 4 after being charged with the murder of 24-year-old Yosuke Sasaki.
He was unable to attend the four subsequent hearings and could not appear at his sixth scheduled hearing today at Cloverhill District Court.
He has been receiving ongoing medical care in the Central Mental Hospital (CMH) in Dundrum.
Judge Vincent Blake further remanded him in custody in his absence and adjourned the case until March 22 next.