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Dublin man pleads guilty to murder in Ringsend after weeks of trial

Trial: Kenneth Cummins
Trial: Kenneth Cummins

A Dublin man has pleaded guilty to murdering a 63-year-old man at his home last year after a trial lasting over four weeks.

Kenneth Cummins (28) with an address at Ringsend Park, Dublin 4, previously pleaded not guilty to murdering Thomas Horan (63) at Cambridge Court, Ringsend on January 6th, 2014.
 
Mr Justice Tony Hunt told the jury at 4.15pm this afternoon that "something was going to happen now which will explain why we had this delay."

Mr Kenneth Cummins was then re arraigned in front of the jury where he pleaded guilty to the murder of Mr Horan.

Mr Justice Hunt then told the jury Mr Cummins has "taken a certain course of action and had instructed his team to that effect."

The judge told the jury that this brings its involvement in the trial of Kenneth Cummins to an end and they now have one trial to deal with, that of his sister Ms Sabrina Cummins.

"I will proceed to deal with instructions in her trial in the morning. See you at 10am," he said.

Ms Sabrina Cummins (37), with an address at Ringsend Park, Dublin 4, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Thomas Horan (63) at Cambridge Court, Ringsend on January 6th last year.

The trial continues.
 
Alison Riordan