Woman admits Dublin van driver's murder

Updated: Tuesday, 09 Apr 2013 21:09

A 50-year-old woman has admitted the murder of a van driver who was shot dead in Dublin in 2011.

Rose Lynch appeared before the Special Criminal Court on charges of murder, firearms offences and membership of the IRA.

The court was told that some progress had been made in the case and that Lynch, of Oakleigh Wood in Limerick, could be arraigned.

Delivery man David Darcy, 39, was shot dead at his home on Cherry Orchard Avenue in Ballyfermot on 28 November 2011 as he left for work.

The three judges agreed to an application to adjourn sentencing until tomorrow morning.

This was done because of the seriousness of the charge, the sensitivities associated with it, to deal with the other charges and to iron out procedural aspects, including the victim impact statements.

Lynch faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison.

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Before she was led away she turned to the public gallery and shouted: "Mná na hÉireann, tiocfaidh ár lá."

Some shouted back obscenities and told her she should be ashamed of herself.

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