A legal dispute over the entitlement of convicted murderer Catherine Nevin to assets held jointly with her husband Tom Nevin has reopened at the High Court.
The court is hearing a preliminary application by Mr Nevin’s family about the admissibility of evidence from the criminal trial.
Nevin was convicted in April 2000 of her husband's murder in 1996.
The High Court will be asked to rule whether she is entitled to her share of joint assets in view of her conviction for Mr Nevin's murder.
Patrick Nevin and Margaret Lavelle, brother and sister of Mr Nevin, have asked the court to hold a preliminary hearing on admissibility of evidence from the murder trial in relation to her claim to a share of her husband's estate.
Mr Nevin died without making a will.
His assets included Jack White's pub, which was jointly owned. It was sold by his widow in late 1997 for IR£620,000.
Mr Nevin also owned properties at Mayfield Road, Dublin, and Mountshannon Road, Dublin, and he had a policy with Irish Life Assurance for almost IR£78,000.
He also had a bank account of about IR£197,000.
Nevin, 61, continues to deny any involvement in her husband's murder.
An application to have her previously unsuccessful appeal against conviction referred to the Supreme Court on a point of public importance is pending before the Court of Criminal Appeal.
Her legal team is expected to ask for the current proceedings to be adjourned pending the outcome of her Supreme Court case.