Eamonn Lillis

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‘Eamonn Lillis’s crime was horrific, and there is a genuine public interest in the subject of his release after a sentence of just five years and two months.’ Above, Lillis leaving Wheatfield Prison. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

If you’ve been paying any attention to the Irish media over the past couple of weeks, you’ll have learned a lot about what middle-aged men get up to a(...)

The rear of the house on Windgate Road, Howth where Celine Cawley was found beaten to death. Photograph Collins

The release of convicted killer Eamonn Lillis from Wheatfield Prison has triggered much comment about the length of the sentence which he served, foll(...)

File photo of Eamonn Lillis leaving the Criminal Courts Complex in Dublin in 2010. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The media circus around Saturday morning’s release of Eamonn Lillis echoed the coverage of his wife’s killing and his subsequent trial.The violent dea(...)

Eamonn Lillis spent some of his time in jail taking foreign language lessons and attending art classes, where he honed his painting skills. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Eamonn Lillis, jailed for killing his wife Celine Cawley, has had his planned release from prison cancelled after becoming involved in a standoff with(...)

File photograph of Eamonn Lillis being escorted to a prison van. Lillis was jailed in 2010 for the manslaughter of his wife, Celine Cawley. Photograph: Collins Courts

Former television executive Eamonn Lillis is set to be released from prison on Friday after serving the sentence imposed on him for killing his wife C(...)

To deprive Lillis of the entirety of the jointly owned property might have appealed to populist notions of “justice” and “punishment”, but it would, most likely, have been in breach of the constitutional protection. Photograph: Collins

It is high time that the Oireachtas acted to remedy the deficiencies in the Succession Act 1965 in relation to property which is held under a joint te(...)

 Ms Justice Mary Laffoy: ruled that Eamonn Lillis was entitled to his half interest in assets jointly owned by himself and his late wife, including  their  family home in Howth,  and suggested that the law should be reviewed. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The body charged with recommending law reforms to Government is seeking views on possible changes to the inheritance rights of convicted killers. Iris(...)

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