Expected, disgraceful decision? – Irish Supreme Court doesn’t want to take up the case of Polish woman – Martha Herda

On Monday, May 21, 2018, a disgraceful, unfavorable decision was made.
Supreme Court in Ireland decided that it doesn’t want to take up Martha’s case.
In the afternoon, the same day, the family informed Martha about this.
They wanted to tell this to Martha themselves.
Although they had only 6 minutes of phone call for this.
On this day Martha was happy and excited.
She looked at the new cell, in which she will live.
Especially on this day Martha called the family earlier.
She was passing on good news.
The second phone call that day – was the family, passing on the information… completely differen…
Martha broke down…
“There is no more hope for me…”

Earlier the family couldn’t handle the knowledge themselves…
In their naivety everyone was a little bit counting for a minimum of honesty in Ireland…
The effort of so many kind people, internet sites, so many meetings, letters to the Court, actions of Polish Embassy, Polish ministries, and…

The Supreme Court doesn’t want to take Martha’s case.
We don’t know the details yet.

Martha received a paper copy of the decision of the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
On Monday evening, as of now former attorney of Martha – Thomas Honan – sent her the decision by post.
(He sent it by post, although he knew, that Dochas Centre prison doesn’t respect the European Prison Rules, and opens the correspondence from the attorney).
The decision is written in English and Martha doesn’t understand it’s content.

Could such decision be expected?
Probably yes.
“The atmosphere” unfavorable for Martha.
The judgement issued earlier by the media.
Promotions and financial bonuses for the prosecutors.
So many meaningful and important people had set up against Martha.
Why change it?
Why undermine the decision of colleagues?
For a poor Polish woman?…

Doesn’t matter, that the world is laughing…
The charge of premeditated murder?
For a driver of a car falling into the water?
No logic, no thinking…
It seems you can survive it…
Maybe it’s easier to survive the giggles of thinking world, than to admit a mistake…
It doesn’t matter, that a poor Polish girl is suffering…
Maybe she deserved it…

Martha naively expected a JUSTICE from the court.
She went to the court for JUSTICE.
The prosecution came to the court for a VERDICT.
Verdict had to be most severe for Martha.
So it will guarantee points in the effectiveness ranking, fame, promotions, money…
And that it was at the expense of a poor young girl…

Is it time that Europe will get to know the judicial system in Ireland more?
Is it time that Europe too look at the paths, with which the “thought” (the word “thought” is a great misuse here, “nonthought” fits better) of Irish prosecutors, judges, GARDA, traveled before it came out to the light in a form of such ridiculous accusation?
And such a disgraceful verdict could be repaired in an “own” backyard…
Without international shame…

Maybe there is still a chance for that…
But how many chances can be given to the Ireland?…
How long one can have good intentions, and wait until someone comes to senses…
…apologizes, fixes…

Highly recommended


Marta Herda Dóchas Centre
North Circular Road
Dublin 7
Monika Łyżwa
Martha’s sister, procurator
Rodzina Marty contact@helpformartha.org
Mary O’Connor
Prison governor
Dóchas Centre
North Circular Road
Dublin 7
Patrick McCarthy
Judge leading the case
First jury
7 women and 5 men
Chairman of first jury
woman, she did not confess she was an employee of An Garda Síochána
Second jury
8 men and 4 women
Chairman of second jury
George Birmingham
Alan Mahon
Maire Whelan
Judges of Court of Appeal
Helena Kiely Head of prosecutor’s office
Brendan Grehan SC
(Junior Counsel 1989, Senior Counsel 2003)
Paul Murray SC
(Junior Counsel 1985, Senior Counsel 2017)
Thomas E Honan Martha’s solicitor
Michael Liam O’Higgins SC
(Junior Counsel 1987, Senior Counsel 2000)
Barrister only for the first day
Giollaiosa Ó Lideadha SC
(Junior Counsel 1989, Senior Counsel 2006)
Niamh Foley BL
(Junior Counsel 2006)


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How it was possible to not take fingerprints from Martha’s car?

Prosecutor, during the trial in court, said that Martha used the car as a “murder weapon”.

It’s probably the first case in history of European forensics, that nobody has taken fingerprints from the “murder weapon”.

Sticking to the terminology of the prosecutor:
Due to the lack of fingerprints taken from the car – the prosecutor doesn’t even knows who held this alleged “murder weapon”, who pulled the symbolic “trigger”.

Stating, that Martha’s car was used as a “murder weapon” is far from truth.

Why prosecutor’s statement, that Martha’s car was used as a “murder weapon” can’t be true?

Which argument convinces you? Select and vote (you can select more than one answer or provide your own).
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Or maybe Garda’s actions were correct?
Fingerprints were not taken from the car, only water samples were taken: both from the river (site of accident) and from the sea (place where Csaba’s body was found).

The cause of Csaba’s death was not car but… water.

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Not taking of fingerprints from Martha’s car

No fingerprints were taken from Martha’s car – Volkswagen Passat.

No fingerprints were taken from:

  • driver’s door handle
  • passenger’s door handle
  • driving wheel
  • dashboard
  • hand-brake
  • driver’s window opening button
  • driver’s seat belt release button
  • additionally, passenger’s window opening button
  • additionally, passenger’s seat belt release button

Why no fingerprints were taken and no specialist test were carried out? Select and vote (You can select multiple answers or add your own)
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The content of postcards presented by Irish media

And this is how Irish media presented the matter of postcards sent by Martha.

Please click on the thumbnail to see full screenshot of the article.

29th of july 2016

Screen of article on Independent.ie

Irish Mirror
29th of july 2016

Screen of article on Irish Mirror

29th of july 2016

Screenshot of article on evoke.ie

29th of july 2016

Screenshot of article on Herald.ie




There were only few simple words in English on the postcards. There is no possibility of mistake or misinterpretation of them.

Did the presentation of a few words TRUTHFULLY exceed the capabilities of the Irish media?

How credible are reports on Martha’s case published by the media for four years?

Martha’s case is far more complicated than few simple words on four postcards.