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Man remanded in custody charged with murder of Lisa Thompson

Lisa Thompson was stabbed to death at her home in May of this year.

Lisa Thompson.
Lisa Thompson.

Updated Jul 13th 2022, 3:15 PM

A 37-YEAR-OLD man has been remanded in custody after gardaí charged him with the murder of mother of two, Lisa Thompson, who was found dead in her home in Dublin two months ago.

After a concerned neighbour raised the alarm, the 52-year-old former youth worker was discovered.

She had suffered stab injuries at her house in Sandyhill Gardens, Ballymun.

This afternoon, gardaí charged Brian McHugh of Cairn Court, Poppentree, Ballymun, with the murder of Thompson on 10 May.

He then appeared before Judge Treasa Kelly at Dublin District Court.

Detective Garda Nicola Duffy told the court that McHugh “made no reply after caution,” and he was handed a copy of the charge sheet at the courthouse.

The district court cannot consider bail in a murder case which requires an application in the High Court.

McHugh, dressed in a grey tracksuit with black stripes, remained silent during the brief hearing.

Judge Kelly remanded him in custody to appear via video link at Cloverhill District Court next Wednesday.

Defence solicitor John Quinn told Judge Kelly his client sought legal aid.

He added that McHugh was unemployed and had no income.

A statement of his means was handed into court.

Judge Kelly held he was entitled to legal aid. He has not yet indicated how he will plead.

A woman arrested earlier this week during the investigation was released pending preparation of a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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