A Co Limerick woman has been charged with the murder of a man who was shot dead outside his west Dublin home last month.
David Darcy, who was in his late 30s and had no known criminal links, was shot three times while he was sitting in his van at Cherry Orchard Avenue, on the morning of November 28 last.
The father-of-two, who worked 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.
This evening Rose Lynch (aged 49) with an address at Oakleigh Wood, Limerick, was brought before Dublin District Court charged with Mr Darcy's murder.
Detective Inspector Colm O'Malley told Judge William Hamill that he arrested her at Ballyfermot Garda station at 3.30pm today and she was later charged.
She “had no reply after caution”, the court heard.
Friends and family of the deceased were present and sat quietly during the hearing in which Det Insp O'Malley sought a remand in custody.
Dressed in a navy tracksuit, white top and white runners, Ms Lynch, who wore a head band to tie back her blonde hair, looked straight ahead during the brief proceedings.
She spoke once when asked if she wanted to be granted free legal aid scheme and to nominate a solicitor's firm to represent her. “Yes, Cahir O'Higgins,” she said.
Judge Hamill granted legal aid and remanded her in custody to appear again on Friday.
Solicitor defending Stephen O'Mahony asked judge to recommend medical treatment in custody for his client. When asked by the judge if that was necessary Mr O'Mahony replied: “Potentially.”
Judge Hamill agreed to the request.