More charges for woman accused of Cherry Orchard Avenue murder

Additional firearms charges have been brought against a Limerick woman accused of murdering a father-of-two in west Dublin in November.

More charges for woman accused of Cherry Orchard Avenue murder

Additional firearms charges have been brought against a Limerick woman accused of murdering 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 the morning of November 28 last.

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 December 20, Rose Lynch (aged 49) with an address at Oakleigh Wood, Limerick, made no reply when she was charged with Mr Darcy's murder.

She had been remanded in custody and made her fifth court appearance today.

State solicitor Rachel Joyce told Judge Miriam Malone at Dublin District Court that four new charges have been brought against Ms Lynch.

Detective Inspector Colm O'Malley said he arrested the defendant today at the court. “There was no reply after caution to any of the charges,” he added.

The four new charges put to her today allege she was in possession of: a shotgun and a mark six Webley .455 calibre revolver, with intent to endanger life, at Cherry Orchard Avenue, on November 28; a Walther P1 pistol and eight rounds of nine millimetre ammunition, on a date between November 25 and December 14, 2011 at Tolka Cottage, Old Navan Road, Dublin 15 and 25 rounds of nine millimetre ammunition, at Naas Road, in Dublin, on December 15.

Det-Inspector O'Malley applied for a remand in custody for one week.

Legal aid was granted and Judge Malone remanded Ms Lynch in custody on all charges to appear again next Friday.

Wearing a leopard print headband, beige cardigan and boots, and a black top and skirt, Ms Lynch spoke briefly to her solicitor Stephen O'Mahony at the start of the proceedings. However she did not address the court during the brief hearing.

After the the judge made her order, Ms Lynch smiled and waved to friends and family members sitting in the public gallery, as she was leaving the courtroom.

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