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A 41-year-old woman has appeared in court charged with the murder of a Dublin dad-of-three at an apartment in Limerick city over a year ago.

Mary Lynch, with an address at 21 Upper Cecil Street, Limerick, is charged with the murder of 65-year-old Paddy Redmond at Mount Kennett Apartments, Limerick on November 10, 2013.

Originally from Dublin, Mr Redmond had been living at a number of addresses in Limerick for a number of years and had moved to the Dock Road complex over 12 months before his murder.

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The 65-year-old is survived by his three grown up daughters and his estranged wife.

He died after suffering a single stab wound at a neighbours apartment on the first floor of the Mount Kennett complex.

At Limerick District Court today, Detective Sergeant Padraic Byrnes gave evidence of arresting Mary Lynch at Cecil Street in Limerick city at 7.20pm last night.

The 41-year-old was brought to Henry Street Garda station where she was formally charged.

The court heard she replied “not guilty” to the charge.

Judge Marian O’Leary agreed to remand the accused in custody until tomorrow when she is due to appear before the same court again via video link.

Solicitor John Devane was assigned to represent Ms Lynch who was granted free legal aid.

Mr Devane said he would be making an application for bail in the High Court next Monday.

He told the court that his client is unwell and asked that she receive all the appropriate medical and psychiatric assistance while in custody as she is on a strong course of medication.

Mr Devane told the court the alleged office occurred over 14 months ago and said his client had previously been questioned about the incident.

He asked that the matters be dealt with as expeditiously as possible.

Sgt Donal Cronin said the State was seeking two weeks for preparation of the Book of Evidence.

Judge O’Leary agreed to the remand the accused in custody until tomorrow when she is due to appear before Limerick District Court via video link.

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