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Man charged over fatal stabbing of Jennifer Poole in Dublin

She was killed at a property in Finglas on Saturday.

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A MAN HAS been charged with the murder of a mother-of-two who was allegedly stabbed to death.

Gavin Murphy, 29, has been remanded in custody after he was charged with the murder of Jennie Poole who died after she was stabbed in her home in Dublin.

The 24-year-old was injured in her first floor apartment in Melville Drive, Finglas, north Dublin, at around 2pm on Saturday. One of her children was in the apartment at the time.

Neighbours raised the alarm and emergency services attended the scene before she was rushed to Connolly Hospital but she died a short time later.

Her boyfriend Gavin Murphy was arrested in Ballymun in the north of the city on Saturday.

He was detained for questioning in Finglas Garda Station.

Mr Murphy, originally from Tallaght but who has an address at Coultry Drive, Ballymun, was charged at 12.04 am today with the murder of Ms Poole contrary to common law.

He was held in custody pending his appearance before Judge Gerard Jones at Blanchardstown District Court this morning.

Dressed in a blue hooded top, black jeans and blue runners, he sat silently in the dock.

Detective Sergeant Damien Mangan told Judge Jones that Murphy “made no reply caution and was handed a true copy of the charges”.

Grief-stricken family members and friends were allowed into court to watch the proceedings from the public gallery.

Due to the nature of the charge there could be no application for bail in the district court, Judge Jones said.

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He remanded Murphy in custody to appear via video-link at Cloverhill District Court on Friday morning.

Defence solicitor Michael Hennessy asked the judge to order medical attention adding that his client will face a two-week mandatory covid-19 quarantine in custody. The lawyer said a High Court application for bail will be made.

Legal aid was granted after the court heard Murphy was not working.

Contains reporting from Niall O’Connor. Comments have been closed for legal reasons.

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