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Man charged with murder of three younger siblings to face trial

Man charged with murder of three younger siblings to face trial
Photo: Andy Cash was charged with three murders

The Director of Public Prosecutions has directed that 24-year-old Andy Cash, charged with the murder of his two sisters and brother in Tallaght in Dublin, is to face trial on indictment.

18-year-old Lisa Cash, and her eight-year-old twin brother and sister, Christy and Chelsea Cawley, died after they were attacked and stabbed at their family home in the early hours of September 4th.

GardaΓ­ from Tallaght station, supported by armed detectives and members of an armed support unit, responded to the incident in Rossfield Avenue, in the Brookfield area.

During a stand-off, officers used non-lethal devices to arrest the man.

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They charged Andy Cash, also from Rossfield Avenue, with the three murders, and he was remanded in custody at a special sitting of the district court on September 5th.

An order was made for him to have a psychological assessment in prison.

He appeared again at Cloverhill District Court today via video link.

The court heard the DPP had directed trial on indictment in the Central Criminal Court.

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The judge remanded him in continuing custody pending the preparation of a book of evidence.

He will appear again at the district court on December 22nd.

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