A mother whose children died in a car fire in Co Westmeath has been charged with their murders.
Thelma (5) and her brother Mikey (2) Dennany were fatally injured when their vehicle went on fire at about 4pm on September 9th.
Their mother, Lynn Egar (48), appeared before Judge Bernadette Owens at a late special sitting of Mullingar District Court last night.
She did not address the proceedings and, following a five-minute hearing, was remanded in custody to appear again at Athlone District Court via video link on September 28th.
A passerby came across their car engulfed in flames at Lackan, a townland on a rural road linking the villages of Multyfarnham and Coole.
The mother-of-four and toddler Mikey were pulled out, and later emergency services found the remains of Thelma inside the car.
Mikey was rushed by ambulance to the Midlands Regional Hospital Mullingar, but he was pronounced dead there.
Their mother also suffered injuries but was airlifted to a Dublin hospital, where she remained for over a week and a half.
Gardaí applied for a remand in custody to appear at Athlone District Court via video link next Wednesday.