Man charged with Rachel O'Reilly murder

The husband of a murdered Dublin woman was charged today with the killing.

The husband of a murdered Dublin woman was charged today with the killing.

An angry crowd jeered as Joseph O’Reilly arrived at Swords District Court.

The accused, in his late 30s, was arrested at 9.55am at Riversdale Crescent, Co Louth and brought to Balbriggan garda station for questioning.

Exactly one hour later he was charged with the murder of 30-year-old mother-of-two Rachel O’Reilly on October 4, 2004.

Judge Patrick Brady was told that when charged, the defendant said he had nothing to say. An application was made to the court to alter his address from Santry in Dublin to Lambay View, Beldaragh, The Naul.

Dressed in a green fleece top and navy tracksuit bottoms, the accused was remanded in custody at Cloverhill prison until next Friday.

Scuffles broke out again outside the courthouse as the man was led away under a heavy garda presence.

Ms O’Reilly was found dead at her home in Beldaragh by her mother, Rose Callely, just over two years ago.

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