Father of four charged with mum’s murder
A FATHER of four charged with the murder of Irene White, who died after a stabbing at her home in Dundalk in 2005, has been sent forward for trial to the Central Criminal Court.
Niall Power, 45, of Gyles Quay, Riverstown in Dundalk, Co. Louth, faced his sixth hearing when he appeared at Cloverhill District Court yesterday.
Ms White, 43, a separated mother of three, was killed in the kitchen of her Co. Louth home on April 6, 2005.
Her mother, Maureen McBride, found Ms White lying on the kitchen floor when she called to the house at lunchtime that day.
Mrs McBride lived in a mobile home in the garden and would regularly drop into her daughter’s home.
Ms White died of 34 stab wounds in the kitchen of her home, the Ice House, Demesne Road, Dundalk. The case was reviewed by the Garda cold case team, and a public appeal for information about her death was made in 2016.
Mr Power is the second man to be brought before the courts over the death of Irene White.
PhD student Anthony Lambe, 35, from Annadrumman, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, was charged in January 2017 with Ms White’s murder and was jailed for life in January this year after pleading guilty at the Central Criminal Court.
Mr Power remained on bail on his own bond of €200 with a €3,000 independent surety. He has not yet indicated how he will plead.
Murder charge: Niall Power