Boyfriend admits to murdering mother-of-two Jennie Poole

Jennie Poole, originally from Ballygall area of Finglas, was a healthcare worker at Beneavin Lodge Care Home, and played camogie with local club Erin’s Isle
Boyfriend admits to murdering mother-of-two Jennie Poole

Paul Neilan

The boyfriend of mother-of-two Jennie Poole has admitted to murdering her in her Dublin home at the Central Criminal Court.

Ms Poole (24) was stabbed to death at her first floor apartment in Melville Drive, Finglas, north Dublin, at around 2pm on April 17th last year.

Neighbours raised the alarm and emergency services attended the scene before she was rushed to Connolly Hospital and died a short time later.

On Friday, at the Central Criminal Court, her boyfriend at the time, Gavin Murphy, with an address at Coultry Drive, Ballymun, Dublin 9, pleaded guilty to her murder contrary to Common Law.

Dressed all in black, Murphy stood and spoke only to answer "guilty" when the registrar read out the single charge.

Mr Justice Paul McDermott adjourned the matter for sentencing to April 29th, next, to allow time for the preparation of victim impact statements.

A trial date of November 7th, 2022, was vacated.

Ms Poole, originally from Ballygall area of Finglas, was a healthcare worker at Beneavin Lodge Care Home, and played camogie with local club Erin’s Isle.

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