Woman appears in court charged with murder of two men

A 42-year-old woman who appeared at Trim District Court this evening charged with the murder of two men in 2014 has been remanded in custody.

Ruth Lawrence with an address at Patrick's Cottage, Ross, Mountnugent, Meath was charged with the murder of Eoin O'Connor (32) and Anthony Keegan (33) on dates unknown between 22nd April 2014 and 26th May 2014 at a place unknown in the State.

The accused, dressed in a white blouse, black jacket and check trousers, did not speak during the short hearing before Judge Cormac Dunne.

Detective Garda Ray Flynn, Kells Garda Station gave evidence of having arrested Ms Lawrence at Dublin Airport at 5.15 this evening and then charging her at Trim Garda Station at 7.45pm. He said that she did not make any reply after caution. Defending solicitor Danielle O'Sullivan sought and was granted free legal aid on behalf of her client.

Court Presenter Sergeant Peter Clarke sought a remand in custody to appear at the Central Criminal Court of Justice by video link next Tuesday (30th).

The accused did not speak during the brief hearing. Three members of the accused's family sat at the back of the courtroom. Superintendent Blaithin Moran, Kells Garda Station also attended the hearing.