Judge to impose life sentence on female assassin in Dublin murder case

A female assassin will be sentenced to life in prison tomorrow after admitting the murder of delivery driver, David Darcy in Ballyfermot, Dublin, two years ago.

The father-of-two was shot dead in his van outside his home on Cherry Orchard Avenue.

Rose Lynch from Oakleigh Wood in Limerick pleaded guilty to murder at the Special Criminal Court.

The 50-year-old, who is also accused of IRA membership and possession of a shotgun and revolver, will be formally sentenced tomorrow.

The Special Criminal Court was asked to adjourn sentencing until tomorrow given the seriousness of the charge and the sensitivities surrounding it.

Rose Lynch will be formally sentenced to life then, while David Darcy's family are expected to make a statement.

As she was led to custody, Lynch shouted: "Mna na hEireann, tiocfaidh ar lá."

Members of the public in court reacted: "You should be ashamed of yourself."

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