Gardaí from the Extradition Unit are escorting a 42-year-old woman back to Ireland today to face trial in connection with a double murder in Co Meath nine years ago.

The bodies of 32-year-old Eoin O’Connor and 33-year-old Anthony Keegan, who were both from Coolock in Dublin, were found on an island on Lough Sheelin on 26 May 2014.

Ruth Lawrence is due at Dublin Airport later today and is expected to be charged and brought before a district court.

Garda Headquarters has confirmed it is aware of the extradition but would not comment further.

Mr O’Connor and Mr Keegan were last seen alive on 22 March 2014.

Their families in the Kilbarron area of Coolock, became concerned and reported them missing to gardaí on 22 April 2014.

Extensive searches were carried out involving the dog and underwater units along the Cavan/Meath border, but following a report from a local man fishing in the area, the bodies of the two men were subsequently discovered on the small island of Lough Sheelin.

The two friends were found wrapped in plastic sheeting and buried in a shallow grave on Inchicup Island.

Both men had been shot dead.