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Serial killer Mark Nash loses appeal for damages

His lawyers claimed his human rights were breached by a delay in prosecuting him for the Grangegorman murders in 1997.

Mark Nash being led into a prison van after leaving the Circuit Criminal Court in Dublin in 1998.
Mark Nash being led into a prison van after leaving the Circuit Criminal Court in Dublin in 1998.
Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

CONVICTED SERIAL KILLER Mark Nash lost his claim for damages at the Supreme Court today.

He is currently serving a life sentence after being found guilty of the murders of Sylvia Sheils (59) and Mary Callinan (61) at their sheltered housing in Grangegorman, Dublin, in the same year.

He was previously convicted for murdering a young Roscommon couple, Catherine and Carl Doyle, in August 1997.

He was convicted of the Grangegorman murders last year.

Nash claimed he was entitled to damages because his human rights were breached by the delay in prosecuting him.

However, the Supreme Court upheld the High Court’s finding that he was not entitled to damages.

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It ruled it wasn’t satisfied that any culpable delay was established in all circumstances of the case.

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