DAVE Mahon has been granted permission to return to Spain while awaiting his murder trial so he can attend a vigil for missing stepdaughter Amy Fitzpatrick this Christmas.
In March this year Mahon, 43, was charged with the murder of his partner Audrey’s 23-year-old son in Dublin last year.
Dean Fitzpatrick, a father of one and Amy’s older brother, died from a stab wound in May 2013, sustained during an altercation with Mahon.
He had allegedly gone to confront Mahon over the disappearance of his sister Amy Fitzpatrick on New Year’s Day 2008.
Mahon, 43, was granted bail in his own bond of €10,000, with his father Michael Mahon as an independent surety in the sum of €5,000.
He went before the High Court yesterday seeking a relaxation of his bail.
He said he helps organise a vigil and Mass in Spain every yeah in order to ‘keep Amy in the public eye’.
As part of his bail, he was made to surrender his passport.
But the judge ordered his passport be returned to him between December 17 and January 5, 2015, as well as relaxing the sign-on and residency conditions between those dates.
However, he must provide Gardai with a contact number while in Spain.