Women suffer 124 violent deaths in last ten years

The arrests of two men last Friday in connection with the separate deaths of Meg Walsh and Rachel O’Reilly thrust the topic of the violent deaths of women into the spotlight once more.

21st October, 2006

Joe O’Reilly was charged at Swords District Court with the murder of his wife Rachel, 31,who was found dead in her home near The Naul, Co Dublin, two years ago.

In Waterford, meanwhile, gardai arrested a 40-year-old man for questioning in connection with the murder of Meg Walsh, 35, whose body was found in the River Suir, two weeks after she was reported missing. The man was later released without charge.

Both women died...

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