Why Mrs Governor doesn’t want to return the paintings to the owner?

Wy are trying to understand. Maybe we’re too dumb to understand. Please help us.

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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?

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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
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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.

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Postcards sent by Martha from Poland in august 2013

On 2nd of august 2013, after the interrogation, Martha was allowed to go to Poland. Her passport was given back, and one of Garda officers says: “When you will be in Poland, send us a postcard from Poland”
Martha sends postcards while on stay in Poland:
Greeting card, into which the postcards were put

“Good wishes”. Greeting card, into which the postcards were put.

„Hello from Poland”

„Hello from Poland”

"Hope you have not much work :)"

“Hope you have not much work :)”

"Take care..."

“Take care…”

"XXX From Marta Herda and Family"

“XXX From Marta Herda and Family”

1 grosz coin glued to one of the postcards (sample photo)

1 grosz coin glued to one of the postcards (sample photo)

Those postcards was treated as  taunting Garda. Altogether with 1 grosz  it was treated as a bribe (1 grosz is a smallest Polish coin of lowest value). Special procedures were started, with special expert laboratory studies involving taking of fingerprints from the postcard and 1 grosz. The sender and a person from Garda, who received the consignment, were being determined.