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This morning.

Ballymun, Dublin 11

flowers at the scene in Sandyhill Gardens,  where Gardai discovered the body of Lisa Thompson, 52 years, on Tuesday. Lisa had been the subject of a serious physical assault, and died as a result of her injuries.

Leah Farrell/RollingNews


Via Irish Independent:

We can reveal that while gardaí continue to keep a “completely open mind” in relation to her death, sources said she may have become “vulnerable” and “inadvertently associated” with local criminal elements due to a change in her lifestyle over the past year.

“Information has come in that this highly respected lady’s life became a bit chaotic in the last few months,” a source said. Because of this situation she may have been in contact with very unsavoury people, which may be who carried out this savage murder.”

Gardaí stressed this was only one line in their detailed enquiries and “every avenue” is being investigated.

‘Change of lifestyle’ link investigated in murder of mother-of-two Lisa Thompson (Independent.ie)


This morning/afternoon.

Dublin 11.

Gardai at the scene at a private residence at Sandyhill Gardens, Ballymun where they yesterday discovered the body of Lisa Thompson, age 52, who had been the subject of a serious physical assault, and died as a result of her injuries. Gardai said that she could have been dead for some time before her body was discovered.

Gardaí keeping open mind in Ballymun murder investigation (RTE)

Leah Farrell/RollingNews

This afternoon.

Collins Place, Finglas East, Dublin 11.

Via RTÉ News:

A man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of 36-year-old Sandra Boyd, who was shot dead at her parent’s home in Dublin on Saturday night

Gardaí suspect that someone in the house had access to an illegal firearm and that Ms Boyd may have intervened before she was shot.

A number of people were in the house at the time of the shooting and gardaí had been looking to speak to one person in particular who knew Ms Boyd and who left the house after the shooting.

Gardaí are also investigating if shots fired at a nearby house in a separate shooting incident last Tuesday were intended for the house where the firearm was found.

Man held after woman shot dead in Dublin (RTE)

Sasko Lazarov/Rollingnews

This morning.

A 28-year-old man has admitted murdering an 11-year-old boy in the south of the country over a year ago.

Neither can be named owing to Section 252 of the Children Act, 2001 which prohibits the identification of child victims including a deceased child.

Via RTÉ News:

The man was arraigned before the Central Criminal Court today via video-link from prison.

He pleaded guilty to murdering the boy, who cannot be named because he is a minor, in the south of the country on 3 November 2019.

Furthermore, Mr Delaney said that there was a certain “family relationship” between the accused and deceased and as a result the accused man could not be named in the context of the location of the offence.

Man admits murdering 11-year-old boy in 2019 (RTÉ)

Previously: Protecting Whom?

Pic: Central Criminal Court

This morning.

Llewellyn Court estate, Ballinteer, Dublin.

The scene outside the house in which the bodies of 37-year-old Seema Banu, her daughter Asfira, 11, and her son Faizan, 6, were found on Wednesday.

Via RTÉ:

Officers have been in contact with the woman’s partner and father of the children, who is distressed and has been given access to medical treatment.

The results of the post-mortem examinations, which are ongoing, will determine the course of the investigation, but the case has been allocated the resources of a murder investigation.

Gardaí have appealed once again to members of the public not to circulate speculation on social media. They described this as “uninformed and unhelpful to the criminal investigation”.

Garda appeal over deaths of mother and two children in Dublin (RTÉ)

Yesterday: Community Response