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Sunday 22 July 2018

Power charged with Irene's murder

Niall Power (covered by red towel), a 45-year-old married father of four of Gyles Quay, Riverstown, Dundalk pictured being taken from Dundalk District Court last Thursday morning after he was charged with the murder of Irene White.
Niall Power (covered by red towel), a 45-year-old married father of four of Gyles Quay, Riverstown, Dundalk pictured being taken from Dundalk District Court last Thursday morning after he was charged with the murder of Irene White.

Forty-five year old father of four Niall Power, who is charged with the murder of Dundalk woman Irene White almost 13 years ago, is to appear at Cloverhill District Court via video link on Thursday, February 8th.

Power, with an address at Gyle's Quay, Riverstown, was remanded in custody when he appeared at Dundalk District Court last Thursday.

Dt Sgt Mick Sheridan gave evidence that Power was arrested at 10.40pm the previous night at Dundalk Garda Station and subsequently charged, cautioned and handed a copy of the charge sheet.

He had made no reply when he was charged at 11.07pm with the murder of the mother of three at her home at Ice House, The Demesne, on April 6th 2005.

Power, dressed in a dark winter coat and jeans, and wearing glasses, remained impassive and didn't speak throughout the short hearing at the beginning of the court list.

His solicitor Mr Barry Callan of Callan & Co solicitors said there was no objection to his client being remanded in custody.

Applying for free legal aid, he said his client was a married man with four children who earned €420 per week.

Judge John Coughlan remanded the accused in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court via video link on Thursday, February 8th.

A small crowd gathered outside the court and shouted as Power was later driven away in a garda car.

His court appearance came just days after 34-year-old Anthony Lambe from Annadrumman, Castleblayney was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty at the Central Criminal Court on Monday to stabbing the 43 year old mother to death in the kitchen of her home.

The Argus

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