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#Special Criminal Court

# special-criminal-court - Yesterday’s News

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# special-criminal-court - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Two men due before in court after explosives seized in Dublin on Friday

A 55-year-old man has been released without charge.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 19 May, 2017

Man in his 30s appears in court over dissident Republican activity

A second man remains in custody.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 27 March, 2017

Ex-Sinn Féin councillor pleads guilty to false imprisonment and threatening to kill a man

Jonathan Dowdall and his father will be sentenced on 28 April.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 20 March, 2017

Trial collapses after court hears gardaí tell accused they would arrest his partner

Eimantas Valteris was the first Lithuanian to stand trial at the Special Criminal Court.

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Second man (18) charged with murder of David 'Daithi' Douglas

Douglas was shot dead on a Dublin street last year.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Man jailed for eight years for making 500lb bomb

62-year-old Philip McKevitt was yesterday convicted for constructing the device at his Co Louth home in 2010.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Dissident republican caught at Busaras with "four blocks of TNT" and detonators

The incident last June saw Busaras evacuated the Special Criminal Court heard yesterday.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 30 January, 2017

Man jailed for breaking into home in middle of night and raping former sexual partner

The accused man has been jailed for 10 years.

# special-criminal-court - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Three men charged with dissident republican activity in Cork

The three men, ranging in age from the mid-30s to their early 50s, were arrested on Thursday evening.

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Man who made bomb threats during Queen's visit jailed for 8.5 years

The judge said Donal Billings “recklessly exposed passengers, staff and members of the emergency services to very significant risk of serious injury or death”.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Bomb on Dublin-bound bus during Queen's visit would have caused "complete destruction"

Donal Billings has also been convicted of making false telephone threats.

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 10 November, 2016

Bail refused for former Sinn Féin councillor charged with falsely imprisoning and threatening to kill man

Jonathan Dowdall stands accused of the offences together with his father stemming from incidents on the 15 January 2015.

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Complaint over Paul Williams calling some Sinn Féin voters "drug dealers" and "killers" on Late Late dismissed Bai

Complaint over Paul Williams calling some Sinn Féin voters "drug dealers" and "killers" on Late Late dismissed

Williams said that anyone who voted for Sinn Féin on foot of the party’s plan to get rid of the Special Criminal Court were ‘drug dealers, killers, kidnappers, and terrorists’.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Man allegedly made bomb threats before visit of the Queen in 2011, trial hears

Donal Billings is charged with making bomb threats regarding a number of buses and the headquarters of Sinn Féin in May 2011.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 16 September, 2016

Three Dublin men charged with membership of the IRA

All three were remanded in custody and are due in court again on Tuesday.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Two Sligo men charged with IRA membership appear before Special Criminal Court

The men, aged 27 and 35, made no comment when they were arrested by gardaí.

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Man in court in connection with murder of Sinn Féin man turned MI5 agent

74-year-old Patrick Gillespie has been charged with withholding information regarding the involvement of another person in the killing.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Former Sinn Féin councillor and father charged with falsely imprisoning, assaulting and threatening to kill man

Each of the three charges against Jonathan Dowdall (39) and Patrick Dowdall (59) are alleged to have taken place in Dublin in January 2015.

# special-criminal-court - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Man appears in Special Criminal Court charged with possession of explosives

The 52-year-old man was arrested as part of an ongoing operation targeting dissident republican activity.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 27 May, 2016

Slab Murphy given November date for tax evasion appeal

The 66-year-old was sentenced to 18 months in prison in February.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Ex-Sinn Féin councillor charged with possession of firearms and intent to falsely imprison

Jonathan Dowdall (37) and his father Patrick Dowdall (59) were arrested this evening by members of the Special Detective Unit.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 15 April, 2016

Men arrested after gardaí found bomb in car on the Naas Road to appear in court

They are aged in their 30s and 40s and were detained at Ballyfermot and Ronanstown Garda stations.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 26 February, 2016

Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy to appeal 18-month prison sentence

The high-profile republican was convicted of various tax offences at the Special Criminal Court last December.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 22 February, 2016

RTE receives ‘a number of formal complaints’ over Friday’s Late Late Show

Crime correspondent Paul Williams took aim at gangland criminals – and Sinn Féin.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Sinn Féin claims RTÉ has been refusing to give it coverage Row

Sinn Féin claims RTÉ has been refusing to give it coverage

The party complained to the national broadcaster yesterday.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 12 February, 2016

Sentencing of Thomas 'Slab' Murphy put off until 26 February

The high-profile republican was convicted of tax offences in December of last year.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

We seem to have forgotten the Special Criminal Court is supposed to be exceptional

While Sinn Féin’s manifesto pledge was always going to attract close scrutiny, the shootings in the past week have thrust its existence to the top of the news-cycle, writes Dr Alan Greene.

FactCheck: Who wants to get rid of the Special Criminal Court?

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck examines claims made by Sinn Féin about a surprising election issue.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Sinn Féin wants to scrap the Special Criminal Court

The party has launched its manifesto in Dublin today.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 8 February, 2016

Poll: Do you think the Special Criminal Court should be scrapped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the Special Criminal Court should be scrapped?

The issue of the non-jury court has been back in the headlines in the wake of Friday’s shooting.

Gerry Adams has responded to Enda’s comments linking IRA weapons to Friday’s shooting

The Continuity IRA, which has its roots in a Provisional IRA split in 1986, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

Who is 'Slab' Murphy and why is he causing problems for Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin?

Explainer: Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin are facing more awkward questions. Here’s why…

# special-criminal-court - Monday 21 December, 2015

Adams stands by 'Slab' Murphy comments and thinks critics are 'hysterical'

The Sinn Féin leader has spoken about the case for the third straight day.

# special-criminal-court - Sunday 20 December, 2015

“Decent republicans are tax compliant” – Rivals attack Adams over ‘Slab’ Murphy comments

Micheál Martin and Alan Shatter have both come out against the Sinn Féin leader.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 18 December, 2015

Independent TD defends attempt to post bail for man accused of involvement in plot to bomb Prince Charles visit

Maureen O’Sullivan says the issue is about human rights.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Two men arrested over dissident activity in Dublin

One of the men will appear before the Special Criminal Court at 7.30pm this evening.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Man appears in court charged with being a member of the IRA

Ryan Glennon made no reply to the charge.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 19 June, 2015

Two decades after Veronica Guerin's murder, her killer is appealing his conviction

He is claiming a miscarriage of justice.

# special-criminal-court - Saturday 16 May, 2015

Three men charged as gardaí ramp up ahead of Prince Charles visit

A firearm and bomb parts had been found by gardaí.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 1 May, 2015

Man sentenced to life in prison for murder of gangland boss Eamon Kelly

Sean Connolly was sentenced at the Special Criminal Court today.

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