Sharon Collins, who was convicted of soliciting a man to kill her partner and his two children, has been released from prison.

She had been jailed for six years in 2008 in a case known as the ‘Lying Eyes’ trial.

During her trial the 48-year-old Co Clare woman denied that she was behind an email account titled ‘lyingeyes98’.

Her co-accused, Essam Eid, was also jailed for six years for demanding money with menace and handling stolen property.

Eid's sentence was backdated and he was released last year.

There was no comment from the prison service on her release but  Collins left the women's Dóchas Centre in Mountjoy yesterday.

She is out on temporary release but is not due to return to the prison ahead of the completion of her sentence in December.