The 24-year-old man charged with the murders of his three siblings in Tallaght was remanded in Cloverhill prison following a psychological assessment ordered by a late sitting of the District Court.

Lisa Cash (18) and her twin siblings Chelsea and Christy Cawley (8) died after they were attacked and stabbed at their family home in Tallaght in the early hours of Sunday 4th of September. Gardai, supported by the Armed Support Unit, used non-lethal devices in a standoff to bring about an arrest.

Garda Rob Whitty gave evidence of arrest, charge, and caution at Tallaght Station.  He charged the accused with three counts of murder.  “[The accused’s] reply to the charge after caution was ‘no comment’ to each charge and he was handed a true copy of each charge sheet.”

The accused, who remains remanded in custody as the District court cannot grant bail in a murder case, appeared via video link from the Midlands Prison before Judge Cephas Powers at Cloverhill District Court and did not comment when asked to confirm his name. 

Counsel gave consent to further remand in prison following a garda application.  Judge Power set October 6th as the date for the next court sitting, for directions from the DPP following a psychological assessment, to be undertaken at the Midlands prison.

Lee Martin – Law Section Correspondent