A man has been charged with the murder of Joan McCarthy, who was murdered in Dublin in April of last year. Ms McCarthy was found dead at her daughter’s house in Edenmore. 24-year-old Brian Farrell from Foxhill Park in Coolock has been charged with the murder.

The body of 47-year-old married mother of four, Joan McCarthy, was discovered in her daughter's house at Millwood Villas in Edenmore on the 11th of April, 1998. Mrs McCarthy, who was from Donaghmede in the city, had been babysitting for her daughter. It is understood that Mr Farrell was arrested in Dublin this morning.