Jury sworn in for Mark Nash trial for Grangegorman murders

Mark Nash denies murdering Sylvia Shields (59) and Mary Callanan (61) in 1997

 Mark Nash, who has   pleaded NOT guilty to the murders of Sylvia Shiels and Mary Callinan in March 1997. File photograph: Collins Courts.

Mark Nash, who has pleaded NOT guilty to the murders of Sylvia Shiels and Mary Callinan in March 1997. File photograph: Collins Courts.

 

A jury has been sworn in for the trial of a man accused of murdering two women in the grounds of St Brendan’s Psychiatric Hospital in Grangegorman 18 years ago.

Mark Nash (42), who had last addresses at Prussia Street and Clonliffe Road in Dubli, has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the murder of Sylvia Shields (59) and Mary Callanan (61) between March 6th and March 7th, 1997

They lived in sheltered accommodation in a house attached to St Brendan’s Psychiatric Hospital in Grangegorman.

A jury of seven men and five women has been sworn in for the trial, which is due to begin on Wednesday at 2pm under Judge Carroll Moran and is expected to last six to eight weeks.