State gets time on book of evidence

The state has been given more time to complete a book of evidence in the case of a Limerick woman accused of IRA membership and the murder a father-of-two in west Dublin in November.

David Darcy, who was in his late 30s and had no known criminal links, was shot while he was sitting in his van at Cherry Orchard Avenue on Nov 28.

Mr Darcy, who was employed as a driver for a local butcher and was originally from Claddagh Road in Ballyfermot, had been about to go to work when he was killed.

On Dec 20, Rose Lynch, aged 49 of Oakleigh Wood, Limerick, made no reply when she was charged with his murder.

She had been remanded in custody and, on Feb 17, four more charges were brought against her.

At her next appearance, on Feb 24, she made no reply when she was further charged under the Offences Against the State Act 1939 with IRA membership at Cherry Orchard Avenue on Nov 28.

The DPP has already decided that the “ordinary courts will not suffice and that the return for trial should be to the Special Criminal Court”.

Judge Brian Sheridan further remanded her in custody to appear again on Mar 16 pending the completion of the book of evidence.

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