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Rose Lynch admits murder of David Darcy in Dublin

Scene of David Darcy murder
Image caption David Darcy was shot dead outside his home in Ballyfermot, Dublin, in November 2011

A 50-year-old woman accused of murder and IRA membership has pleaded guilty to murdering a man in Dublin.

Rose Lynch, from Oakleigh Wood in Limerick, appeared before the Special Criminal Court on charges of murder, firearms offences and IRA membership.

She was arraigned solely on the murder charge and admitted killing 39-year-old David Darcy. He was shot dead at his home in Ballyfermot in November 2011.

Lynch shouted republican slogans in court before she was led from the dock.

Some people in the public gallery shouted back obscenities and told her she should be ashamed of herself.

Mr Darcy, who was a delivery van driver, was shot outside his home in Cherry Orchard Avenue as he was leaving for work on 28 November 2011.

Lynch now faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison.

The three judges in the non-jury court agreed to an application to adjourn sentencing until Wednesday morning.