'A man in his early 30s has appeared in court today charged in connection with the murder of our beautiful Irene. This is a huge development. Kevin R Winters solicitor's have spoken with Anne this morning and the wider family are in a state of shock.
Whilst today's court appearance is clearly a huge step in the right direction, there is surely more to unfold. Anne would like to thank Gardai for sticking with this murder inquiry when it seemed all hope was gone.'
I will never forget you Irene, my little sister, nor your beauty, our bond, your charm, your beautiful laugh, your kindness, and your attempt to survive, and nor will I forget my dear mother who tried to protect you from vice and evil, but sadly could not. I hope that where ever you are Irene you take some comfort now knowing it's all just beginning, and we can rely on our friends in times of most need.
I have fought long and hard for this day and please God the story is just beginning. Take care darling, darling Irene all my love Anne xx