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court hearing Man (29) charged with murder of mum-of-two Jennie Poole further remanded in custody

Gavin Murphy, her boyfriend, with address at Coultry Drive, Ballymun, is charged with murder contrary to common law.


Jennie Poole

Jennie Poole

Jennie Poole

A 29-year-old man accused of the murder of mother-of-two Jennie Poole in April has has been further remanded in custody for formal directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to be obtained.

Jennie Poole, 24, was stabbed at her first floor apartment in Melville Drive, Finglas, north Dublin, at around 2pm on April 17 last. One of her children was in the apartment at the time.

Neighbours raised the alarm and emergency services attended the scene before she was rushed to Connolly Hospital and died a short time later.

Gavin Murphy, her boyfriend, with address at Coultry Drive, Ballymun, was detained for questioning in Finglas Garda Station and then charged with murder contrary to common law.

He faced his fourth hearing, via video-link, today at Cloverhill District Court.

Detective Sergeant Damien Mangan told Judge Victor Blake that the investigation file has been completed.

He asked for a four week adjournment for the DPP’s formal directions to be obtained.

Mr Murphy told his barrister Brian Mulvany that he was consenting to a four week adjournment. “No problem, yeah,” he told counsel.

Judge Blake remanded him in continuing custody to appear again on July 16 next.

At his first hearing last month, Detective Sergeant Mangan said Mr Murphy “made no reply caution” when charged.

Legal aid had also been granted after the district court heard Mr Murphy was not working.

Jennie Poole, originally from Ballygall area of Finglas, was a healthcare worker at Beneavin Lodge Care Home, and played camoige with local club Erin’s Isle.

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