Daughter accused of murdering OAP Mary Bergin is in-patient at Central Mental Hospital
Mary Bergin, who was in her 70s, was found dead at her house at First Avenue, off Seville Place, in the north inner city
A Dublin woman charged with murdering her elderly mother could not come to court again on Thursday because she is an in-patient at the Central Mental Hospital.
Mary Bergin, who was in her 70s, was found dead at her house at First Avenue, off Seville Place, in the north inner city, at around 11.50 am on April 12.
Her daughter, Moire Bergin, 45, also of First Avenue, Seville Place, was remanded in custody on April 15 after she was charged with murder.
She was due to appear again at Dublin District Court on Thursday, but a sick note explained that she could not attend. She was also unable to participate on two previous occasions.
Judge Bryan Smyth noted she had moved to the Central Mental Hospital.
He remanded her in continuing custody in her absence and adjourned the case for two weeks.
At the previous hearing, Detective Sergeant Brady told the court Ms Bergin said in Irish, "sea" in reply to the charge after caution.
The district court does not have the jurisdiction to consider bail in murder cases, which only the High Court can decide.
Her solicitor had said her client required "urgent psychiatric attention".
The court heard that Ms Bergin had been an inpatient in a psychiatric care facility, and there were concerns about her.
A report was necessary about the issue of her fitness to plead, which the defence will raise.
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