• News

Emper man due to stand trial for murder of Brigid Maguire

Wednesday, 15th March, 2017 2:33pm
Jump to comments
Emper man due to stand trial for murder of Brigid Maguire

The late Brigid Maguire.

Emper man due to stand trial for murder of Brigid Maguire

The late Brigid Maguire.

An Emper man is due to stand trial for the murder of Brigid Maguire almost two years ago.

Danny Keena (54), of Empor, Ballynacargy, Co Westmeath, is charged with the murder of Brigid Maguire at Main Street, Ballynacargy on November 14, 2015.

Mr Keena pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Ms Maguire in the Central Criminal Court today, Wednesday.

However, this plea was not accepted by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Counsel for the DPP, Remy Farrell SC, told Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy that Mr Keena’s plea was “not acceptable” and a jury will be required for trial.

Mr Justice McCarthy listed the case for trial on October 2 next.

The case is expected to last one week.

Keep up-to-date with the latest news from around the county with a Westmeath Examiner epaper subscription from €2.20*

Group Publications

Your Forum
    Cookies on Westmeath Examiner website
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We also use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Westmeath Examiner website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time by amending your browser settings.
    How does Westmeath Examiner use cookies?
    Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.
    We don't sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
    Hide Message