Jastine Valdez

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Mark Hennessy: shot dead by gardaí in Co Dublin last year.

A full inquest into the death of Mark Hennessy, who abducted and killed Jastine Valdez in Co Wicklow, will take place later this year. Mr Hennessy (4(...)

Mark Hennessy:  shot dead by a garda in Cherrywood last May.

The killer of student Jastine Valdez (24) died from a gunshot wound to his arm and chest. Mark Hennessy (40) was shot by a garda as he sat in his car(...)

Jastine Valdez: ‘Jas was a very popular girl, everyone was very sad about it.’

Aritao is a town like thousands of others in the northern Philippines. Just 37,000 people live in the impoverished municipality and at times it seems (...)

‘As a child Jastine was always the first pick to be a flower girl.’

The body of Jastine Valdez lies in an open coffin at the centre of her grandmother’s house amid tables neatly set with water, juice and snacks. Hundre(...)

 Jastine Valdez: Her parents intend to repatriate her remains to the Philippines for burial

The families of murdered Filipina student Jastine Valdez and her killer Mark Hennessy met to exchange condolences last Friday. Ms Valdez (24) was abd(...)

Anastasia Kriegel (14): her  body  was found at a derelict farmhouse in Lucan, Co Dublin

After the groundswell that was the #MeToo movement, there was a cautiously optimistic sense that, in terms of sexual harassment and gender-based viole(...)

 Ana Kriegel (14). Photograph: RIP.ie

For over a week the nation has digested news of two shocking killings. A 14-year-old girl sexually assaulted and beaten to death. And a foreign studen(...)

 Pat Kenny: the emphasis is on “what ifs” as much as what actually happened. Photograph: Frank Miller

Just as the use of multiple platforms to access news is a defining feature of the digital age, so the venerable “It Says in the Papers” slot on Mornin(...)

Abducted and killed:  a memorial to Jastine Valdez in Enniskerry. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The investigations by the Garda and Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) into the unconnected killings of Ana Kriegel (14) and Jastine Valdez (2(...)

Mark Hennessy who was shot dead by Gardaí in Cherrywood industrial estate last Sunday, photographed during the purchase of a Nissan Qashqai at Windsor Motors in Bray in September 2017.

Mark Hennessy, the man gardaí believe abducted and murdered Jastine Valdez, was a hard-working, quiet man, a good father to his children, and an oblig(...)

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