34-year-old is charged in Irene White murder case
WHEN CHARGED AT THE SPECIAL COURT SITTING, MONAGHAN STUDENT SAID: ‘I’M VERY SORRY’
A 34-YEAR-OLD man said ‘I’m very sorry’ when he was charged with the murder of Dundalk mum Irene White on Saturday afternoon. Anthony Lambe, a student from Annadrumman, Castleblayney, was brought before a special sitting of Dundalk District Court where Detective Inspector Pat Marry gave details of charging the defendant.
Lambe was remanded in custody to appear again at Cloverhill Court on Friday.
A 34-YEAR-OLD man who was charged with the murder of Dundalk mum Irene White will appear in court again at Cloverhill on Friday.
Anthony Lambe, Annadrumman, Castleblayney, was brought before a special sitting of Dundalk District Court on Saturday afternoon. There was a crowd of people shouting at him as he was led up the steps of the Crowe Street entrance of the building at 2pm by Detective Inspector Pat Marry and Detective Mick Sheridan.
Holding a bottle of water and wearing a red fleece, the defendant didn’t speak during the two minute hearing before Judge Denis McLoughlin.
DI Marry gave evidence of arresting Lambe at 11.49am that day. He was formally charged at 1.30pm on Saturday with the murder of Irene White at Ice House, Demesne Road, Dundalk on April 6, 2005. In reply to the charge after caution, the defendant said: ‘I’m very sorry’.
Inspector Martin Beggy applied for Lambe to be remanded in custody to Cloverhill on Friday January 27. Judge McLoughlin noted that ‘ bail is not an option for the district court’.
Lambe’s solicitor, from Seamus Mallon Solicitors, Castleblayney, asked for the court to recommend that his client be placed in protective custody. In addition, the solicitor applied for, and was granted, legal aid, after telling the judge the defendant is a student.
DI Marry said Lambe ‘may be a vulnerable person at this stage’. Judge McLoughlin said he couldn’t order, but could only recommend, protective custody. The accused was remanded in custody to Cloverhill District Court.