Funeral of mum Sandra Boyd, who was shot and killed, will take place in Finglas next week


Tragic Dublin mum Sandra Boyd, who was shot in the chest over the weekend, will be laid to rest next week.

the other in five Sandra (36) died after being shot and injured at a house in Collins Place, Finglas, last Saturday.

Emergency services were alerted and she was rushed to Mater Hospital but was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.

Sandra’s funeral will take place on Monday March 28 at St Canice de Finglas Roman Catholic Church at 11.30am, before a burial in Glasnevin Cemetery.

A notice on reads: ‘The passing of the late Sandra Boyd (March 19, 2022) came suddenly, surrounded by her loving family.

“Sadly missed by her loving mother Teresa, her stepfather Alan, her father Derek, her fiancé Darren, her loving children Ben, Jordan, Luke, Carter and her loving daughter Darcy, her sisters Tanya, Mandy, Nicola, Danielle, Melissa and Megan, her brothers Derek and Gerard, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins, extended family and a very wide circle of friends. May she rest in peace.

“A funeral will be held at St Canice Roman Catholic Church, Finglas, for the 11.30am mass on Monday, then at Glasnevin Cemetery for interment.”

Sandra’s brother Derek Boyd (27) has been charged with possession of a semi-automatic pistol after his sister was shot and killed in what a court called a “heartbreaking tragedy” on Wednesday night.

He appeared in court charged with firearms offenses in connection with what his defense called a “terrible accident”.

Members of his family cried and hugged him, saying ‘we love you so much’ as ​​he sobbed ‘I’m sorry’, before he was taken into custody at Cloverhill District Court on March 30.

Mr Boyd made no bail application to Dublin District Court and the case was adjourned at the DPP’s instructions.

The accused, of Collins Place, Finglas, is charged with unlawful possession or control of a 9×19 caliber Kahr CW9 semi-automatic pistol and magazine, and five live ammunition of 9mm Luger caliber ammunition .

The offenses allegedly took place at Collins Place on March 19.

Gardaí are continuing to investigate and are calling for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them, including those who may have been driving in the Collins Park area, Ballygall Road West or any adjacent road, between 8 and 9 p.m. Saturday .

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