Lynn Egar has been arrested after she killed her children, Mikey and Thelma Dennany, in a car Fire in Co-Westmeath.
She is accused of murdering Thelma and Michael Dennany on September 9 in Lackan, Multyfarnham, violating common law.
Taoiseach Micheal Martin expressed his “deepest sympathy” to the family and friends of the two young children on Monday.
Around 500 people attended the vigil in Multyfarnham, including school instructors, parents and children, and wider community members.
Lynn Egar Arrested: What Had Happened?
Lynn Egar has been charged with the murder of her children, Mikey and Thelma Dennany, who was killed in a car fire in Co-Westmeath.
Thelma, five, and her two-year-old brother Mikey were killed when their vehicle caught fire around 4 pm on September 9.
This evening, Lynn Egar appeared before Judge Bernadette Owens at a late special sitting of Mullingar District Court.
She did not speak during the hearings and was remanded in custody after a five-minute hearing to appear in Athlone District Court via video on September 28.
A passing motorist discovered their automobile engulfed in flames in Lackan, a townland on a rural road connecting the towns of Multyfarnham and Coole.
The mother-of-four and her child Mikey were rescued, and emergency personnel later discovered Thelma’s body inside the car.
Mikey was taken by ambulance to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar but died there.
Lynn Egar was taken to a Dublin hospital, where she remained for more than a week and a half.
Lynn Egar Family: Who Is Her Husband?
Lynn Egar lived with her husband, Michael Dennany, in Winetown, Rathowen, Co-Westmeath.
Lynn has two more children from prior relationships. She and her husband relocated to Rathowen around five years ago and purchased a long-vacant house.
Michael Dennany was seen alone in his grief over the loss of their children. After their house was sealed off for inquiry, the devastated man was attended by family members in a different location.
While the results of the post-mortem examinations were not publicized for operational reasons, a family liaison officer continued to keep the family updated.
After the Gardai finished the formal identification process, the bodies of the two children were returned to the family.
Hundreds of mourners attended the children’s funeral service at St Mel’s Cathedral on September 15 before they were laid to rest at Cullyfad Cemetery in Longford.
Lynn Egar Arrest And Charges
On Wednesday, detectives from Mullingar Garda station began an inquiry and arrested Lynn.
The mother of the children was detained under section four of the Criminal Justice Act, which allows garda to question someone for 24 hours before releasing or charging them.
At 7:22 pm, Detective Sergeant David Donnelly informed Judge Owens that he had charged her with two counts of murder.
He stated that she did not respond to the charge after caution and was given a correct copy of the charge papers.
The district court lacks jurisdiction to consider bail in murder cases, which the High Court only hears.
Garda asked for a remand in custody to appear in Athlone District Court next Wednesday via video connection.
The judge approved legal aid after noting that the lawyer had presented the inquiry team with a declaration of Ms. Egar’s means.
Judge Owens asked Mr. Coffey if anything further was needed on the detention warrant, to which the attorney answered, “nothing else arises.” He was granted permission to speak with his client after she was out of the courtroom.
She was remanded to Mountjoy Prison’s Dochas Centre, the women’s unit.