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A van carrying Andy Cash leaving the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin tonight. Damien Storan

Man (24) charged with murder of three siblings in Tallaght

Andy Cash (24) appeared before a special sitting of Dublin District Court this evening charged with the murders.

LAST UPDATE | 5 Sep 2022

A MAN HAS appeared in court charged with the murder of Lisa Cash (18) and Chelsea and Christy Cawley (8) in Tallaght.

Andy Cash (24), who is the brother of the three victims, appeared before a special sitting of Dublin District Court this evening charged with the murders.

Cash was arrested by armed Gardai in the Rossfield Avenue estate in Tallaght in the early hours of Sunday morning.

He was questioned over the past 48-hours before being charged.

Judge Patricia McNamara heard details of arrest, charge and caution.

Garda Robert Whittey, of Tallaght garda station, gave evidence to the court this evening.

The court heard Andy Cash said “no comment “ when each of the charges were put to him.

andy-cash Andy Cash is accused of the murders of Lisa Cash, Chelsea and Christy Cawley.

The district court cannot grant bail in murder cases which require an application before the High Court. Garda Whitty asked the court to remand Mr Cash in custody to appear via video link at Cloverhill District Court on Friday.

Judge McNamara granted that order and legal aid, noting the “very serious charges” and that there was no objection.

She also acceded to a request from defence solicitor Waheed Mudah to ask for a psychological assessment of Cash in custody.

However, when the solicitor asked the court to direct that his client would be kept in “solitary confinement” she said that was a matter for the prison governor.

Comments are closed due to ongoing legal proceedings.

Additional reporting from Tom Tuite