The sister of murdered Dundalk woman Irene White is seeking the re-introduction of the death penalty.
On the ninth anniversary of the brutal murder, Anne Delcassian told The Dundalk Democrat that she feels tougher sentences are required in Ireland to protect women in their homes.
“Tougher sentences are needed to stop women being butchered in their own homes.,” she said.
Voicing her support for the death penalty in Ireland, Ms Delcassin said: “If you are willing to kill another human being then you must face the fact that this could happen to you as well.”
Ms Delcassian was speaking on the anniversary of her sister’s death as part of her ongoing campaign to highlight her sister’s murder - and the fact that her sister’s killer has never been caught.
Sunday, April 6, marked the ninth anniversary of Irene’s murder.
A separated mother-of-three, Irene was found in a pool of blood in her home in Ice House Hill by her elderly mother, who died the following year.
Anne says she has never given up hope of getting justice for her slain sister.
“I hav e hope that justice will be done,” she said.
“ The cold case team are keen on cracking this case.”