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# Courts
Regency trial adjourned for three months over investigation into death of lead investigator
Senior prosecuting counsel Sean Gillane SC told the court today that “considerable progress” had been made in the enquiry.
# Special Criminal Court
Man charged in connection with murder of Michael Barr at Sunset House pub
Martin Aylmer (31), of Casino Park, Marino, was charged today before the Special Criminal Court.
# lead investigator
Regency trial adjourned for a month to allow for investigation into death of Det Superintendent Colm Fox
Notes written by the late superintendent were handed into the court and read by the three judges.
# Suspended sentence
Woman who pleaded guilty to having a gun at Connolly train station walks free after sentencing
Nikita Murtagh was sentenced to three years in jail backdated and with the remainder suspended.
# Courts
Regency trial adjourned, case material presents 'unprecedented conundrums'
The legal team for Patrick Hutch (25) will be applying that the trial be “adjourned outright”.
# patrick hutch
Evidence of two gardaí to be kept in Hutch trial, despite objection
The court heard there was no evidence the detectives were together when they made the identification.
# Rathcoole
Men found with 'lethal arsenal' of weapons jailed for nine and ten years
The men were found with the cache on 24 January last year.
# Special Criminal Court
Man jailed for life over murder of manager of Sunset House pub
Eamonn Cumberton had denied the murder of Michael Barr on 25 April 2016.
# regency attack
Evidence from garda identifying Patrick Hutch may be 'compromised by press coverage', court told
David Byrne was shot dead at the Regency Hotel in north Dublin on 5 February 2016.
# Courts
Crowd outside Regency Hotel shooting was 'extremely hostile' to gardaí, court told
“They were quite irate and upset,” the garda said.
# Central Criminal Court
Regency shooting: Witness was 'relieved' to see 'Garda' arrive, until 'he aimed his gun and shot a person'
David Byrne was shot dead at the Regency Hotel in north Dublin on 5 February 2016.
# Special Criminal Court
Two Dublin men charged with possession of 4kg of explosive TNT
One of the men was previously charged with membership of the IRA.
# sunset house
Two men walked into Dublin pub wearing Freddy Krueger masks and shot man dead, court hears
Michael Barr was shot dead in the Sunset House pub in Dublin’s north inner city in April 2016.
# North Inner City
Man goes on trial for murder of Sunset House barman shot five times in the head
Michael Barr was managing the pub when he was shot seven times in total.
# ciaran ryan
Man who allegedly carried loaded gun on Dublin-Belfast train to be tried at non-jury Special Criminal Court
23-year-old Ciaran Ryan was charged with three firearms offences following the July incident.
# Court
Man accused of IRA membership denies buying Shamrock glucose to make explosives
Seamus McGrane from Louth has pleaded not guilty to membership of the IRA.
Dublin man who smuggled IRA message out of Portlaoise Prison convicted
Brian Kenna was stopped by the detectives in the prison’s car park.
# Jonathan Dowdall
Former Sinn Féin councillor 'waterboarded and threatened to chop up man' court hears
The two men had met after Jonathan Dowdall had advertised a motorbike for sale on
# Jonathan Dowdall
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.
# nail gun attack
Men who 'viciously beat' and nailed man to a floor sentenced to three years in prison
The victim said the incident ‘shattered his life’.
# The Huntsman Inn
Two guilty of murder after 'ambush' of dissident republican at Meath pub
Peter Butterly was shot dead at the Huntsman Inn in Gormanston, Dublin.
# Extradition
Man wanted on charges of kidnapping his ex-partner surrenders himself to authorities
The man was arrested on a European Arrest Warrant and surrendered to Northern Irish authorities.
# Special Criminal Court
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.
# donal billings
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”.
# Prince Charles
Man arrested on explosives charges before visit of Prince Charles jailed for five and a half years
The court previously heard evidence that gardaí found explosive device components in the man’s locker at Maynooth University.
# Threats
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
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
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.
# Dissident Republicans
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.
# High Court
Man facing sexual assault charges says he can't be extradited because of the UK Brexit vote
The man claims that there is no guarantee his trial would take place pre-Brexit.
# Denis Donaldson
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
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.
# Courts
Ex-Sinn Féin councillor back in court over intent to falsely imprison a man
Jonathan Dowdall is also charged with possessing a firearm or imitation firearm.
# Court
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.
# Dean Fitzpatrick
Murder accused asks to postpone trial for hip replacement
Lawyers for David Mahon have made an application today at the Central Criminal Court.
# High Court
Court rejects extradition of man facing sexual assault charges in Liverpool
He is wanted by Liverpool Magistrate’s Court.
# Special Criminal Court
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
Sentencing of Thomas 'Slab' Murphy put off until 26 February
The high-profile republican was convicted of tax offences in December of last year.
# slab
Thomas 'Slab' Murphy found guilty of not paying income tax for nine years
He will be sentenced in February.
# Adrian Crevan Mackin
"Accused deceased": Case against Garda killer dealt with at Special Criminal Court
Adrian Crevan Mackin was charged with IRA membership in January.