Longford woman to be sentenced in April

A Longford woman who previously pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography will be sentenced next April.

A Longford woman who previously pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography will be sentenced next April.

Tanya Mulryan (30) of Foynes Court pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to having child pornography images printed on an A4 page at her home on February 7, 2006.

The office of the DPP have indicated that at some stage they intend to drop a second count of having child pornography images at her home on February 6, 2006.

The sentence hearing had previously been adjourned as Mulryan had indicated that she wanted to instruct a new legal team. However on Monday this week (Feb 25) Paul Burns SC, defending, told Judge Mary Ellen Ring that he was to remain on record as Mulryan’s counsel.

He applied for another adjournment to allow for a psychological report to be prepared. Mr Burns said his client had been attending a therapist every week but more time was needed to finalise a report.

Judge Ring remanded Mulryan on continuing bail and adjourned sentencing to April 29, next.

Ms Mulryan was due to go on trial on both counts last December but this was adjourned after Mulryan asked to see her medical records. The court heard that she is suffering psychological difficulties and was considering firing her legal team. She then entered a plea of guilty on the above charge.

The trial had previously been moved from Longford to Dublin due to publicity.