Boyfriend admits to murdering Jennie Poole in Dublin home

Gavin Murphy, from Coultry Drive, Ballymun, admits killing mother-of-two

The former boyfriend of mother-of-two Jennie Poole has admitted to murdering her in her Dublin home last year.

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

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

At the Central Criminal Court on Friday, her then boyfriend 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.