29-Year-Old Pleads Guilty To Sligo Murder

A man has pleaded guilty to the murder of Sligo man Eugene Gillespie.

29-year-old Simon McGinley, who handed himself in at Sligo Garda station on Friday night, appeared before a special sitting of Carrick-on- Shannon District Court yesterday and was remanded in custody until next Friday.

He is charged with the murder of Mr Gillespie at Old Market Street between September 19 and 21 last.

Mr Gillespie’s funeral took place at the weekend.

Insp Jim Delaney told the court that when he put the charge to the accused at 1.13am yesterday the defendant had replied “guilty”.


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