Judgement due in Mary Kelly appeal after more than a two year wait

The Court of Criminal Appeal in Dublin will rule today on the October 2004 conviction of Mary Kelly.

Ms Kelly, who had previopusly been based in Burtonport had been convicted of criminal damage to a US military aircraft at Shannon airport on 29 January 2003.

Her Appeal was heard on 29th July 2008, and no explanation has been given to date as to why it took over two and a half years to deliver the judgment.

This first trial resulted in a hung jury on 4th of July 2003.

The State subsequently retried Ms Kelly and she was convicted in Ennis Circuit Court under Judge Carroll Moran on 29th October 2004.