Sister of Dundalk murder victim Irene White makes complaint to GSOC
The sister of murdered Dundalk woman Irene White has made a formal complaint to The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) over the handling of her sister’s case.
The Irish Daily Star reports today that Anne Delcassian contacted GSOC over concerns she has had about aspects of the investigation into her sister’s murder.
Irene White was stabbed at her home at Ice House Hill on April 6th 2005.
Last January 34-year-old Anthony Lambe of Annadrumman, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan was charged with her murder and is awaiting trial at present.
Following Mr Lambe’s arrest at the start of the year, Ms Delcassian described it as a “step in the right direction.”
In a statement issued at the time through Belfast-based human rights lawyers KRW Law, Ms Delcassian hinted at her frustration.
The statement read: ““We have spoken with Anne this morning and she and the wider family are in a state of shock.
“In view of the gross delay and frustration in trying to seek justice in more recent times she resorted to a dogged legal campaign to highlight perceived failings around what was up until now a terrible injustice to the memory of Irene.
“It would seem in light of this breakthrough in the investigation that her efforts have not been in vain. Given that there remain wider sensitivities around the controversial circumstances of Irene’s brutal murder we would urge restraint in media speculation.
“Whilst today’s court appearance is clearly a huge step in the right direction there are many unresolved issues that require further proving.”
While she went on to thank Gardaí for “sticking with the murder inquiry when it seemed all hope was gone”, she added “much remains to be uncovered” and said she would be looking to meet with Gardaí in the weeks to follow.