Darren Murphy, 42, with an address at Dan Desmond Villas, Passage West, County Cork, denied murdering Olivia Dunlea
A man who denies murdering his girlfriend was categorised by the prosecution as a controlling individual who committed murder in a jealous rage but the defence claimed he felt provoked and lost control.
The defence in the case of a man who denies murdering his girlfriend at her home called evidence from a pathologist who suggested the victim died as a result of a stab wound and that smoke inhalation was not a factor.
The Cork man who admitted stabbing his girlfriend denied to gardaí that his motive for setting fire to her house was to conceal the killing and said he burned it so that the victim’s three children would not find her.
The Passage man on trial for murdering his girlfriend confessed to gardaí that he stabbed her with a kitchen knife and she did not even think it was coming.
The man accused of murdering his girlfriend at her home in Passage West, Co Cork, more than five years ago told gardaí that he snapped, stabbed her in the neck, and set fire to the house.
The jury in the trial of a man who admitted killing his girlfriend is unable to decide whether he is guilty of murder or manslaughter.
A man who admits stabbing his girlfriend but denies her murder told gardai she asked, "what about my kids?" before he stuck a knife in her neck.
A Cork man jailed for life last year for the murder of a mother of three in her home has won an appeal against conviction but now faces a possible retrial.
A Cork man jailed for life last year for the murder of a mother-of-three in her home, which he then set on fire, has moved to appeal his conviction.
An inquest into the death of a mother who was stabbed to death before her house was set ablaze was adjourned yesterday pending an appeal by the man convicted of her murder.
A man jailed for life last month for murdering a woman in Cork has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment for arson.
A man has been jailed for life for murdering a woman he had been "an item" with for three months.
A murder trial has heard that text messages between the deceased and a man accused of her murder were of good nature in the hours before her body was found.
A man accused of murdering a woman he had been in a three-month relationship with told gardaí that a knife was no sooner in his hands "than it was in her neck", a jury has heard.
A 37-year-old man has gone on trial accused of murdering a woman he had been "an item" with for three months.
A 37-year-old man charged with the murder of a woman in Passage West last February and setting fire to her home was served with a book of evidence yesterday.
A man charged with the murder of a mother of three in Cork last February has been remanded in custody for another month for service of the book of evidence.
A 36-year-old man charged with the murder of a mother of three in Passage West last February was formally arrested and charged with a new count of arson yesterday.
Completion of the file in the case against a 36-year-old man charged with the murder of a mother of three in Passage West has been delayed to allow for the inclusion of documents related to his previous medical history.
A 36-year-old man has been further remanded in custody, in connection with the death of a mother of three, whose body was found at her home in Co. Cork at the weekend.
A man is due to appear before Cork District Court today following the murder of a mother of three last weekend.
“Your mum is safe in heaven and now nothing can ever hurt her again.”
Hundreds of mourners are expected to attend the funeral later of a mother of three whose body was found by firefighters in a house in Cork at the weekend.
A man has been charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found after her house was set alight.
A 36-year old man has been charged with the murder of Cork mother of three Olivia Dunlea.
A man is to appear in court charged with the murder of Olivia Dunlea-O’Brien.
Gardaí in Cork are continuing to appeal for witnesses in relation to investigations into the murder of Olivia Dunlea-O’Brien.
Gardaí investigating the murder of a mother of three before her house was set alight issued a fresh appeal for witnesses last night.
The mother of three who was murdered before her home was set alight was devoted to her children and to helping her community.
Gardaí will this morning begin questioning a 35-year-old man about the alleged murder of a mother of three whose body was found following a house fire at her home in Co Cork yesterday.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a mother of three who was found at her burnt-out home yesterday morning. (UPDATED WITH VIDEO)
The home Olivia Dunlea shared with her three children in Passage West, Co Cork, bore all the hallmarks of typical family living.
Gardaí have launched a murder investigation after a mother of three was found dead following a fire in her home in Co Cork.
A 36-year-old woman has died in a house fire in Co Cork overnight.
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