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# regency hotel trial
Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch loses bid to have his legal costs in murder trial paid for by the State
Judge Tara Burns said the court was satisfied that an unfairness did not arise for Hutch in the decision to refuse costs.
Last month
May 2023
# Courts
Woman's guilty plea to manslaughter of four-year-old boy rejected, murder trial to proceed
The 30-year-old woman is charged with the murder of the boy in the south west of the country in March 2021.
# ashling murphy
Trial of man accused of murdering Ashling Murphy postponed until October
The prosecution has requested more time to respond to an expert report from the defence.
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# Special Criminal Court
Regency shooting: Hutch associates who acted as getaway drivers given sentences totalling 17.5 years
Paul Murphy (61) and his co-accused Jason Bonney (52) were found guilty last month.
# High Court
Darren Gilligan granted bail on condition he attends court for extradition hearing next month
The High Court previously heard that Detective Sergeant Adrian Murray arrested Gilligan in west Dublin on 12 April.
This year
# Court
Man who pleaded guilty to murdering his wife in front of their son receives life sentence
William Eagers pleaded guilty to stabbing his wife Jean 16 times with a sword before turning to their son and telling him ‘you’re next’.
# Murder Trial
Trial hears that Valerie French Kilroy died from a head injury, strangulation and a stab wound
The trial has also heard that James Kilroy demonstrated to gardai in an interview how he had killed his wife and at one point sketched the knife he had used.
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# Court
Gardaí found body of mother-of-three on floor of campervan with child's seat over face, trial hears
The husband of Valerie French Kilroy is pleading not guilty to her murder by reason of insanity.
# Lordship Credit Union
State claims back tattoo amounts to proof of involvement in robbery where Garda was murdered
The tattoo depicted four males with hats, including one holding a long barrelled firearm, a large BMW car, a pistol, rounds of ammunition and wads of money.
# colm horkan
New jury to be sworn in at Stephen Silver murder trial after initial jury was discharged
A note was handed to the judge this morning to say that one of the jurors had a difficulty serving.
# stephen silver
Garda murder accused Stephen Silver claims detective Colm Horkan tried to attack him
Silver denies murdering Garda Colm Horkan in 2020.
# regency hotel trial
Phone records show 'no clear opportunity' for Dowdall to meet Hutch on alleged 'confession' date
Dowdall testified that Gerard Hutch told him in a park that he and another man had shot David Byrne at the hotel.
# Jason Bonney
Regency Trial: Lawyers say it will be their case that jeep was driven by accused's father
Jason Bonney is accused of participating in the murder of Kinahan Cartel member David Byrne in 2016.
# regency trial
Trial hears of YouTube video of Kinahan Cartel member David Byrne lying dead 'in prone state'
A person can be heard saying “they’re not guards” in the video, the court heard.
# Courts
Senior Garda gives evidence on timeline of Hutch-Kinahan feud at Regency murder trial
The court was told that the prosecution’s case against Gerard Hutch and his two co-accused should end on Thursday.
# Regency Hotel murder
Dowdall asked garda if he and family could enter witness protection, court hears
A garda gave evidence today in the Special Criminal Court.
Last year
# Special Criminal Court
Gerry Hutch trial: Dowdall denies planning 'mass murder' on secret tapes
Under cross-examination for a fifth day, Dowdall was asked to explain to the court parts of what was said in recorded conversations.
# Special Criminal Court
Jonathan Dowdall tells trial he did not know there was 'this big Hutch criminal organisation'
Dowdall admitted he was “reckless” when he helped book a room at the Regency Hotel.
# regency shooting
Jonathan Dowdall claims he was 'set up' for murder of David Byrne
Dowdall has said he didn’t know who was to stay in the room linked to him at the Regency Hotel.
# Court
Dropping Dowdall murder charge was 'powerful' incentive for statement against Hutch, lawyers argue
Dowdall intends to give evidence in the coming days implicating Hutch in the murder at the Regency Hotel.
# Special Criminal Court
Gerry Hutch trial: Conversations taped by gardaí in Northern Ireland were obtained illegally, but can be included, court rules
The defence argued that using the tapes should not have been allowed as part of the recording took place beyond the borders of the state.
# Courts
Prosecutor: where Garda bug travelled to is 'a cloud' which defence has placed over Hutch case
The Special Criminal Court heard the state prosecutor’s argument that the bugging device was not outside Garda jurisdiction
# regency hotel trial
Search warrant for Jonathan Dowdall's home was on basis of guns and explosives being stored, Hutch trial hears
Former Sinn Fein councillor Jonathan Dowdall has pleaded guilty to facilitating the the murder of David Byrne.
# Courts
'Hutch Criminal Organisation' emanates from 'familial bonds', senior garda tells trial
Detective Superintendent David Gallagher said the organisation operates on a patriarchal system of loyalty based on monetary gains.
# Special Criminal Court
Trial date set for men charged with helping kill Noel 'Duck Egg' Kirwan
The trial is set to begin on 11 January 2024.
# regency shooting
Taxi driver in Hutch trial told Gardaí that his car could have been 'cloned', court hears
Paul Murphy told detectives that he had purchased the vehicle from the older brother of Gerard ‘The Monk’ Hutch
# Courts
Hutch defence team want to know if there was illegal use of tracker device in Northern Ireland
Defence counsel asked National Surveillance Unit witnesses if there were tracking devices on certain cars
# regency hotel
Former Sinn Féin councillor Jonathan Dowdall sentenced to 4 years for facilitating murder
David Byrne was murdered at the hotel on 4 February, 2016.
# daniel kinahan
High Court orders CAB can seize mansion in Dublin 'effectively owned' by Daniel Kinahan
The house at Coldwater Lakes in Saggart is the first property that has been seized from Daniel Kinahan.
# Murder Trial
'All systems go' for trial of Gerard ‘The Monk’ Hutch, his lawyers tell Special Criminal Court
The murder trial is expected to last for a number of months.
# Courts
Clare man goes on trial for murder of mother-of-two Sharon Bennett
The trial heard the woman died as a result of a violent attack at a public toilet in Ennis last year.
# Court
Mother left paralysed after shooting tells accused she will 'never ever' accept his apology
Sinead Connolly suffered paralysis below the chest as a result of the shooting last March.
# Murder Charge
Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch to seek pre-trial hearing and application to dismiss Regency charge
David Byrne was killed when five men stormed the building which was hosting a boxing weigh-in.
# Josh Dunne
Food delivery cyclist denies he knew of Josh Dunne's death before booking flight home to Brazil
The defence closed their evidence in the case today.
# Central Criminal Court
Food delivery cyclist denies not wanting to involve gardaí in murder trial cross-examination
George Gonzaga Bento, accused of the murder of 16-year-old Josh Dunne, was cross-examined today.
# East Wall
Food delivery cyclist accused of murdering Josh Dunne tells court he didn't mean to hurt anyone
George Gonzaga Bento is accused of murdering 16-year-old Josh Dunne on 26 January 2021.
# Courts
Josh Dunne murder trial witness denies carrying out 'vicious attack' on food-delivery cyclist
The man also denied lying to gardaí when he said he wanted to calm the situation and break up the fight.
# Court
Josh Dunne trial: Teenage witness says two Brazilian delivery riders were 'outnumbered' in fight
On of the riders, George Gonzaga Bento, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of schoolboy Josh Dunne.
# josh dunne trial
Food delivery riders were protecting themselves from being attacked by gang, court hears
The court heard there was a sense of camaraderie between Deliveroo cyclists and that it was a close community.
# Central Criminal Court
Food delivery rider accused of stabbing boy to death said he used knife in defence, witness says
The witness described the conditions for delivery riders in Dublin 3 as “dangerous”.