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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 18°C


Last month
May 2023
# Courts
Tallaght man found guilty of manslaughter of friend following a row over a scooter in 2021
The panel of six men and six women unanimously rejected the prosecution case that John Titiloye was guilty of murder.
# The Monk
Hutch’s bid to have his legal costs paid by the State adjourned to next month
The judge listed the costs application for the first day of next term on 7 June.
# The Monk
State to oppose bid by Gerard Hutch to reimburse his legal fees for Regency shooting trial
The application for costs will be heard in court on Friday.
This year
National Bike Week 2023: What’s happening and how to get involved
Bike week is a great excuse to get cycling, to connect with others, enjoy the outdoors, and promote the benefits of cycling.
# Mayo
Polish man accused of murdering Michael McDonagh to go on trial this afternoon
Matusz Batiuk (33), is charged with murdering Michael McDonagh (24) at the housing estate in Co Mayo in 2020.
# Central Criminal Court
Jury discharged after Valerie French Kilroy murder trial encounters 'unexpected complex matter'
‘No one is at fault, it is not something that could have been foreseen or dealt with’, the jury were told.
# Courts
Man was found naked in field after he killed wife at Co Mayo home in 2019, jury told
The jury heard that Valerie French Kilroy’s body was found in a camper van on the grounds of her home.
# Courts
Man sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering teenage boy during pizza delivery
Sentencing judge Mr Justice Paul McDermott said the incident was “unspeakable”.
# Courts
51-year-old man admits murdering a teenage boy in Co Meath in 2021
Earl McKevitt was charged with murdering Conor O’Brien on a date between 26 and 27 August 2021.
# Courts
Gerard 'The Monk' Hutch will not take stand in Regency murder trial, court hears
The State today concluded its case against Gerard ‘The Monk’ Hutch.
# regency trial
Lawyers for Gerard Hutch don't expect to call any evidence on his behalf, trial hears
The State is expected to conclude its case against Hutch and his two co-accused tomorrow.
# Courts
Man pleads guilty to facilitating murder of 17-year-old Keane Mulready-Woods
Mulready-Woods was last seen alive in Drogheda on 12 January 2020.
# Courts
'No further steps' to be taken by parties in Hutch trial in relation to 'curious development'
Gerard ‘The Monk’ Hutch (59) denies the murder of Kinahan cartel member David Byrne.
# Courts
'Curious development' in Hutch trial as document disclosed to defence
The non-jury court returned today following the Christmas break.
Last year
# Gerard Hutch Trial
Dowdall denies using promise of bomb timers to get dissidents to mediate in Hutch-Kinahan feud
Mr Hutch’s defence counsel Brendan Grehan SC accused Dowdall of having told an ‘opportunistic lie’ to the court
# Murder Trial
Dowdall says his mother and children received death threats since he turned State's witness
Jonathan Dowdall was under cross-examination for a fourth day.
# Courts
Jonathan Dowdall due to give evidence in murder trial on Monday
The court was told today a decision on Dowdall’s status within the Witness Protection Programme would not be made until January.
# Murder Trial
No evidence to support allegation Hutch 'effectively confessed' other than Dowdall's 'say so'
The trial continues tomorrow.
# Courts
Garda denied he "soft-pedalled evidence" around Jonathan Dowdall's plea, Regency trial hears
The trial continues this afternoon.
# regency trial
Special Criminal Court to rule on admissibility of Hutch recordings on Friday
Hutch’s defence team said there is nothing in the Surveillance Act to suggest it has scope beyond the State’s borders.
# regency trial
Gerry Hutch trial: Permission to deploy garda bugging device sought under 'culture of secrecy'
The defence is objecting to the admissibility of almost eight hours of a ten hour audio recording of conversations between Hutch and Jonathan Dowdall.
# Courts
Judges to listen to 10 hours of conversations between Hutch and Dowdall captured by gardaí
Prosecuting counsel Sean Gillane SC described the recordings as “part of the core” of the State’s case.
# Courts
Garda didn't consult DPP when destroying records from tracker on Dowdall's jeep, Hutch trial hears
The trial continues tomorrow.
# Courts
All records from tracking device on Dowdall's vehicle destroyed before murder trial began, court hears
The trial continues tomorrow.
# Courts
Taxi driver said 'thank god' when gardaí arrived to tow his car, trial of Gerard 'The Monk' Hutch hears
Gerard ‘The Monk’ Hutch is accused of killing David Byrne at Dublin’s Regency Hotel in 2016.
# Hutch
Court told Hutch was seen leaving Jonathan Dowdall's house just a week after Regency shooting
A surveillance garda saw Hutch riding a black motorcycle out of the former Sinn Féin councillor’s home just a week after the shooting.
# regency trial
Surveillance garda saw Gerry Hutch and Dowdall meet man later caught with AK-47s, court hears
Gerard ‘The Monk’ Hutch (59) denies the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in 2016.
# regency trial
Gerry Hutch trial: Court to decide if 27 surveillance gardaí can give evidence anonymously
Anonymous garda evidence will see ‘cloak of secrecy’ descend on Hutch case, lawyers say.
# regency shooting
Court views CCTV of what State claims is Hutch and Dowdall travelling to Northern Ireland
In the footage a jeep can be seen pulling into a BP garage on the Newry Road in Co Armagh
# regency trial
Bullet cases from Regency murder scene were fired by recovered AKs, court hears
Detective Garda David O’Leary gave evidence about the bullet cases discovered at the scene.
# Special Criminal Court
Regency Hotel murder trial view CCTV of alleged dissident republican gunman escaping
Gerard ‘The Monk’ Hutch (59) denies the murder of Kinahan cartel member David Byrne (33) in 2016.
# Courts
Trial of Gerard 'The Monk' Hutch hears from photographers and CCTV footage of shooting shown
Gerard ‘The Monk’ Hutch is accused of killing David Byrne at Dublin’s Regency Hotel in 2016.
# regency hotel shooting
Gerry Hutch told Jonathan Dowdall he was 'one of the team' that shot David Byrne, trial hears
The 59-year-old is accused of killing David Byrne at Dublin’s Regency Hotel in 2016.
# Courts
Jury to consider insanity verdict in trial of Kerry man accused of murdering mother
Patrick Dunne has pleaded not guilty to murdering his mother Susan Dunne (62) between 26 and 27 November 2013.
# Courts
Woman who poured boiling water on infant son jailed for seven years
The court heard that the infant had sustained 18% total body surface area scald burns to his face and upper body.
# josh dunne trial
Murder accused used knife to cut fruit and not for protection, delivery rider tells court
George Gonzaga Bento (36) is charged with murdering 16-year-old Josh Dunne at East Wall Road in January 2021.
# George Gonzaga Bento
Josh Dunne murder accused was 'terrified, sad and scared' following stabbing, court hears
George Gonzaga Bento has pleaded not guilty to murder.
# Josh Dunne
Josh Dunne sustained two stab wounds to chest on the night he died, court hears
George Gonzaga Bento is charged with the teenager’s murder.
# Josh Dunne
Trial of food delivery rider accused of murdering schoolboy Josh Dunne opens at Central Criminal Court
George Gonzaga Bento (36) is charged with murdering the 16-year-old in East Wall on 26 January 2021.
# Courts
Man accused of murdering pensioner deemed fit to stand trial by Central Criminal Court judge
Patrick McDonagh’s defence team had argued that he was unfit for trial under Section 4 of the Criminal Law Insanity Act.
# Jennifer Poole
Brother of Jennifer Poole speaks after life-sentence handed down to murderer
Jason Poole said that his family “miss Jennifer so much” and that their lives are not the same without her.