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Man appears in court charged with Deirdre McCarthy's murder

Colm Deely, 39, of Ballyvaughan has been charged over death of Clare woman who went missing after night out.

Deirdre McCarthy RIP
Deirdre McCarthy RIP

Updated 11am

A 39-YEAR-OLD man has appeared before Ennis District Court this morning charged in connection with the death of Clare woman Deirdre McCarthy.

Colm Deely, a married man from School Road, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare, was charged with the murder of Deirdre McCarthy, reports RTE. The father of two has been remanded in custody to appear before Ennistymon District Court in Kilrush next Wednesday.

Deirdre’s body was found on Fanore beach in Co Clare last Thursday. The 43-year-old B&B worker from Ballyvaughan had been missing for four days, having been last seen on a night out with friends on the previous Sunday. She had been reported missing when she failed to turn up for work on Monday morning.

Deely had been arrested on Tuesday afternoon, the day of Deirdre McCarthy’s funeral, under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

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