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Tragic mum Thousands raised for family of 'fun, loving and happy' Jennie Poole

A GoFundMe page set up to "ease the burden" on her family has raised over €55,000


Jennie Poole

Jennie Poole

Jennie Poole

More than €57,000 has been donated to a fundraiser for mum-of-two and healthcare worker Jennie Poole, who died after she was attacked at her home last weekend.

The 24-year-old was found lying in blood inside her first-floor apartment on Melville Drive on Saturday.

She was rushed to James Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

A GoFundMe page set to help “ease this burden” on her family has raised more than €57,360 of a €10,000 goal for the “fun, loving, happy & hard working 24 year old mother who lived for her babies”.

Another GoFundMe page has been taken down.

This GoFundMe page states that “On the 17th of April Jennie was tragically and suddenly taken from the world. Leaving behind her Mam, Dad, brothers, sister, family and her two precious babies.

“Jennie was a fun, loving, happy & hard working 24 year old mother who lived for her babies.

“We are fundraising for the sudden cost of her funeral and anything extra will go to supporting her babies.

“The news of the tragic passing of Jennie was a major shock to our community and we hope everyone can pull together to show the support & how much she was loved and try ease this burden on the family.

Any donation big or small will go a long way and Jennie's family will be extremely grateful.”

Heartfelt comments have been left under a series of donations including “My heart is broken”, “Sleep well Angel”, and “Rip young lady”.

Jennie’s heart-broken brother paid tribute to a sister “who always had your back”.

“I can’t believe I’m writing this,” Jason Poole wrote on Facebook. “Saturday I lost my baby sister in the most violent way. Jennie had a heart of gold she would do anything for anyone,” he said.

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“Her smile would light up any room which was lucky to have her presence. She was the best mother to her beautiful two children and a sister who always had your back.

“I’m broken and numb words can’t explain how I feel. Nobody should have to go through what my little sister went through. I am lost for words.

Jennie’s father, Joe Poole, also paid tribute to his daughter, writing: "RIP Baby jen love you I'm broken love Dad xx".

In a Facebook post Erin’s Isle CLG club said: “Everyone at the club is shocked and deeply saddened by the tragic and sudden passing of Jennie.

“Our heartfelt condolences to all of the Poole family and those closest, especially her two young children, friends and everyone who played with Jennie throughout her time with Erin’s Isle.

Gavin Murphy (29) appeared in Blanchardstown District Court yesterday after being arrested over the fatal stabbing of mother-of-two Jennie Poole at her home in Finglas on Saturday.

Judge Gerard Jones remanded him in custody to later this week.

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