#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 8°C Wednesday 24 February 2021
Advertisement

Man due in court tonight over Bailieborough shooting and siege

The man – questioned over the killing of Patricia Kearns last week and the subsequent pub stand-off – is due in court at 7pm.

Image: Google Street View

A 56-YEAR-OLD MAN is due in court tonight in connection with the death of mother-of-four Patricia Kearns in Co Cavan last week.

The man — arrested following a tense stand-off with gardaí in Bailieborough in the early hours of last Friday — was questioned by officers today after being released from Cavan General Hospital yesterday.

He had been receiving medical attention at a psychiatric unit at the facility in the wake of his detention.

The man barricaded himself into the Square Bar in Bailieborough with a shotgun last Thursday.

Shortly before the siege, 54-year-old Kearns had been found shot dead at a house nearby.

A special sitting of Cavan District Court has been arranged for 7pm this evening.

Read: Woman dead and man arrested after Cavan siege >

#Open journalism No news is bad news Support The Journal

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support us now

About the author:

Daragh Brophy

Read next:

COMMENTS