Catherine Nevin has lost her bid to take an appeal against her conviction for murdering her husband to the Supreme Court on the basis that it contains "absolutely no points of any merit whatsoever".

In 2000 Nevin was jailed for life having been convicted of murdering her husband Tom Nevin at their pub, Jack White's Inn, near Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow, on 19 March 1996.

She also received a seven year sentence for soliciting three men to kill her husband in 1989 and 1990.

The 61-year-old, who has always denied any involvement in the murder, lost an appeal against her conviction in 2003.

In 2010 she also lost an application to have her conviction declared a miscarriage of justice.

Returning judgment this afternoon, presiding judge Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman said that the Court of Criminal Appeal made the point "in the strongest possible terms" that there was "absolutely no points of any merit whatsoever" in the application.