Her sis­ter never gave up on jus­tice

The Argus - - NEWS - The late Irene White. The ac­cused ar­riv­ing at the court sit­ting.

THE SIS­TER of mur­dered Dun­dalk woman Irene White never gave up on fight­ing for jus­tice for her. Anne Del­cas­sian re­leased a state­ment through her solic­i­tors on Satur­day, shortly af­ter 34-year-old An­thony Lambe ap­peared in court charged with Irene’s mur­der.

He was re­manded in pro­tec­tive cus­tody to ap­pear again at Clover­hill on Fri­day.

In the state­ment, re­leased through solic­i­tors KRW, Ms Del­cas­sian said: ‘ We act on be­half of Anne Del­cas­sian sis­ter of the above named de­ceased.

‘We are in­structed to re­spond to the news that a man in his early 30s has ap­peared in court to­day charged in con­nec­tion with the mur­der of Irene.

‘ The mur­der charge com­ing as it does af­ter all this time is a mas­sive de­vel­op­ment for the fam­ily.

‘We have spo­ken with Anne this morn­ing and she and the wider fam­ily are in a state of shock. In view of frus­tra­tion in try­ing to seek jus­tice in more re­cent times she re­sorted to a dogged cam­paign. ‘We would urge re­straint in me­dia spec­u­la­tion. ‘Speak­ing to­day Anne Del­cas­sian said: ‘ I want to thank Gar­dai for stick­ing with this mur­der in­quiry when it seemed all hope was gone. I recog­nise they have a dif­fi­cult job to do but much re­mains to be un­cov­ered and on that ba­sis my­self and my solic­i­tor ex­pect to meet Gar­dai in the next few weeks’.

The mur­der charge comes al­most 12 years since Irene White was found in the kitchen of her home at Ice House on the Demesne Road. She had been stabbed a num­ber of times and was found when her el­derly mother Mau­reen McBride went into the house.

The mur­der was the sub­ject of a num­ber of high pro­file ap­peals by Ms Del­cas­sian over the years, par­tic­u­larly around the April 6 an­niver­sary of Irene’s death.

And in De­cem­ber, the mur­der was again fea­tured on RTE’s Crime­call pro­gramme where Irene’s daugh­ter, Jen­nifer, made a heart­felt plea for in­for­ma­tion about her mum’s death and spoke pub­licly for the first time about how she was about the mur­der and the ef­fect of not hav­ing her in her life.

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