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A mother has been charged with murdering her children Mikey and Thelma Dennany in a burning car in Co Westmeath.

Thelma (5) and her brother Mikey (2) were seriously injured when their car caught fire around 4 p.m. on September 9.

Their mother Lynn Egar (48) appeared before Judge Bernadette Owens at a late special meeting of Mullingar District Court on Thursday evening.

She made no mention of the prosecution. and five minutes after the hearing was detained to reappear at Athlone District Court via video link on September 28.

Commuters crossed their cars burning in Lackan, a town on a rural road linking the villages of Multyfarnham and Coole.

Mikey, a mother of four and a toddler, were pulled out, and emergency services later found Thelma’s body in the car.

Mikey was taken by ambulance to Midland Mullingar Regional Hospital, but he was pronounced dead there.

Their mother was also injured. but was taken to a hospital in Dublin. which she lived for more than a week and a half

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Detectives at Mullingar Garda station began their investigation and arrested her on Wednesday.

The child’s mother was detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act. This allows Gardaí to arrest the person for questioning for 24 hours, after which they must be released or charged.

Egar lives at a family home in Winetown, Rathowen, Co Westmeath.

Detective Sergeant David Donnelly told Judge Owens he was charged with two counts of murder at 7:22 p.m. “in response to the charges after warning she did not respond,” he said, adding that she had received a copy of the bill at real

She was accused of the murder of Thelma and Michael. Dennani at Lackan Malty Farnham on September 9, contrary to common law.

The district court has no jurisdiction to consider bail in a murder case. which only the High Court can consider

Gardaí applied for detention to appear at the Athlone District Court via video link next Wednesday.

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Egar wears a purple hoodie. black pants and navy blue shoes Lean forward and bow your head at the start of the trial. But then turned to face the judge. However, she remained silent throughout the trial.

Defense attorney Damien Coffey told Judge Owens that his client’s consent was to appear via a video link at the next hearing. Legal assistance was received after the judge noted that lawyers had shown a statement of Ms Egar’s methods to the investigation team.

Judge Owens asked Mr Coffey what was needed on the warrant. But the lawyer replied “Nothing else happened,” and he was allowed to speak to his client after she was taken out of the courtroom. She was sent to the Dochas Center, a women’s agency at Mountjoy Prison in Dublin.

The bodies of the two children were returned to the family after Gardi had completed the formal identification process. Hundreds of mourners attended the children’s funeral on September 15 at St Mel’s Cathedral. before they were laid to rest at Cullyfad Cemetery in Longford.

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