Man (45) charged with 2005 murder of Irene White in Dundalk

Niall Power appears at Dundalk District Court charged with murder 13 years ago

Niall Power (covered by red towel) being taken from Dundalk District Court on Thursday this morning. Photograph: Collins.

A 45-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Dundalk woman Irene White in 2005.

Niall Power with an address at Giles Quay, Riverstown, Dundalk Co Louth appeared before Dundalk District Court on Thursday morning. He faced a single count of murdering the mother of three on the April 6th, 2005.

In court this morning Garda sergeant Mick Sheridan gave evidence of arresting and charging Mr Power last night.

Irene White who was stabbed to death in her home in 2005. Irene White (44) – April 2005. For Lost Women article by Jennifer O’Connell and Brian Hutton, Weekend Review summer 2022

He told the court that the accused made no reply to the charge . He applied for him to be remanded in custody.


Judge John Coughlan remanded Mr Power in custody to appear again at Cloverhill District Court next week.

Ms White died of 34 stab wounds in the kitchen of her home, the Ice House, Demesne Road, Dundalk, on April 6th, 2005.

Today's charges come days after after Anthony Lambe (35) from Annadrumman, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan was jailed for life for carrying out the murder of Ms White thirteen years ago.