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Fresh appeal 6 years after Irene murder

THE garda cold case unit have appealed for information on the sixth anniversary of the brutal murder of mum-of-three Irene White.

The Garda Serious Crime Review team are re-examining the horrific killing of the mum-of-three.

Ms White (43) was found stabbed to death in the kitchen of her home after she returned from taking her children to school on April 6, 2005. She was found in a pool of blood later that morning by her elderly mother, who died the following year.

Despite an extensive investigation by gardai over the past six years, the high-profile case remains unsolved.

However, officers trained in examining 'cold' cases began analysing the investigation files a number of weeks ago.

Ms White had been washing the dishes in the kitchen of her house when a man burst into her home and brutally stabbed her repeatedly.

The case has been the focus of several Crimecall appeals, including a reconstruction, and substantial rewards are still in place for information leading to a conviction.

The original garda investigation established that a man was seen running from the vicinity at approximately 10.15am that day.

He ran through Ice House Hill Park and exited on to O'Hanlon Park, then left in a dark-coloured car parked there.

The man was described as being aged between 30 and 40 and wearing jeans, a dark jacket and a cap.

Detective Sergeant Alan Bailey from the Serious Crime Review Team has appealed to anyone with any information on the tragic murder to come forward.

"They can contact their local station or if they feel more comfortable they can contact us directly on 01 6663444," he said.