THERE WERE emotional scenes in Dublin as hundreds took to the streets close to the home of Jean Eagers to pay their respects to the mother-of-two who was brutally murdered in her home.
A funeral was held for the 57-year-old Ringsend woman this past Saturday, less than a week after she was horrifically killed in an incident involving a samurai sword and a meat cleaver.
Friends, neighbours and the wider communities of Hartstown and Blanchardstown braved the elements and torrential rain to say goodbye as her funeral cortege passed by at midday.
Jean died from her wounds at the scene of the horror incident, which took place at her family’s home on Willow Wood Grove on Father’s Day.
Reports suggest her 23-year-old son, Dillon, tried desperately to help his dying mum following the shocking attack, which occurred at around 11:30am that day.
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Several weapons, including a meat cleaver and a samurai sword, were seized by Gardai.
They are believed to have been used in the attack.
A murder investigation is underway with a 60-year-old man, who was known to the victim, arrested following a stand-off with gardai in the wake of the attack.
Described as a much-loved mother and friend, Jean is survived by her son Dillion and her 30-year-old daughter Michelle.