Andrew Furlong with  his wife Angela and their daughter Andrea speaking to reporters outside Tokyo district court yesterday. Photograph: Koji Sasahara/AP

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The funeral of Nicola Furlong making its way through the village of Curracloe in Co Wexford last June.

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Andrea Furlong (left), younger sister of Nicola Furlong, outside the Tokyo court.

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