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Dublin man extradited from the UK charged with Gareth Hutch murder

Jonathan Keogh is the third person to be charged with the gangland murder.

Gardaí at the scene of the shooting of Gareth Hutch last year.
Gardaí at the scene of the shooting of Gareth Hutch last year.
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A DUBLIN MAN extradited from the UK has been charged with the murder of Gareth Hutch, who was shot dead outside his home last year.

Jonathan Keogh, 31, from north inner city Dublin was remanded in custody by Judge Grainne O’Neill at Dublin District Court this evening.

He is the third person to be charged with the murder of father-of-one Gareth Hutch, who was a nephew of Gerry “the Monk” Hutch.

Keogh’s sister, Regina Keogh, and Dublin man Thomas Fox are already awaiting trial for the murder of Gareth Hutch.

The 35-year-old victim was gunned down getting into his car outside Avondale House flats on North Cumberland Street in inner city Dublin on the morning of 24 May last year.

His death came during a series of killings in the feud between the Hutch and Kinahan gangs.

Keogh was brought to court under armed escort after he got off an aircraft at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel.

Two armed gardaí were on duty outside the courtroom door as the proceedings got under way. Judge O’Neill remanded him in custody pending the preparation of a book of evidence.

Garda Sergeant Enda O’Sullivan told the court he arrested the accused on foot of a European arrest warrant at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel at 2.21pm today.

He was brought to Clondalkin Garda Station where he was charged at 3.50pm, O’Sullivan said. Keogh made no reply to the charge after caution and was handed a copy of the warrant and charge sheet, the court heard.

There was no bail application because only the High Court can grant bail in murder cases.

Judge O’Neill asked Keogh’s solicitor, Damien Coffey, if there was any other application as “obviously, bail doesn’t apply”.

Coffey requested that Keogh would be remanded in custody for a week.

Judge O’Neill remarked that there was a “significant” garda presence in the court for the case and asked if any security concerns could be circumvented by remanding to another court.

“I believe we will have any security that needs to be in place for whatever court sits,” Garda Sergeant O’Sullivan told her.

Adjourning the case, Judge O’Neill remanded the accused, who has not yet indicated how he will plead, in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court on 30 August.

Coffey said he had no other application to make at this time and asked for permission to speak to the accused in custody when the case concluded.

Keogh, dressed in a navy and white Nike tracksuit with white runners, stood with his arms folded during the brief hearing and consulted his solicitor but he did not address the court.

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