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Yesterday’s News

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Thursday 22 March, 2018

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.

Wednesday 7 March, 2018

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.

Thursday 22 February, 2018

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.

Monday 19 February, 2018

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.

Regency trial adjourned, case material presents 'unprecedented conundrums'

The legal team for Patrick Hutch (25) will be applying that the trial be “adjourned outright”.

Friday 2 February, 2018

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.

Tuesday 30 January, 2018

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.

Monday 29 January, 2018

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.

Friday 19 January, 2018

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.

Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Crowd outside Regency Hotel shooting was 'extremely hostile' to gardaí, court told

“They were quite irate and upset,” the garda said.

Friday 12 January, 2018

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.

Friday 8 December, 2017

Two Dublin men charged with possession of 4kg of explosive TNT

One of the men was previously charged with membership of the IRA.

Wednesday 22 November, 2017

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.

Monday 20 November, 2017

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.

Thursday 16 November, 2017

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.

Wednesday 11 October, 2017

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.

Friday 12 May, 2017

Dublin man who smuggled IRA message out of Portlaoise Prison convicted 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.

Friday 28 April, 2017

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 DoneDeal.ie.

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.

Friday 17 March, 2017

Men who 'viciously beat' and nailed man to a floor sentenced to three years in prison

The victim said the incident ‘shattered his life’.

Thursday 9 March, 2017

Two guilty of murder after 'ambush' of dissident republican at Meath pub

Peter Butterly was shot dead at the Huntsman Inn in Gormanston, Dublin.

Wednesday 1 March, 2017

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.

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.

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”.

Tuesday 6 December, 2016

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Friday 29 July, 2016

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.

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.

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.

Tuesday 28 June, 2016

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.

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.

Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Murder accused asks to postpone trial for hip replacement

Lawyers for David Mahon have made an application today at the Central Criminal Court.

Thursday 3 March, 2016

Court rejects extradition of man facing sexual assault charges in Liverpool

He is wanted by Liverpool Magistrate’s 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.

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.

Thursday 17 December, 2015

Thomas 'Slab' Murphy found guilty of not paying income tax for nine years

He will be sentenced in February.

Thursday 5 November, 2015

"Accused deceased": Case against Garda killer dealt with at Special Criminal Court

Adrian Crevan Mackin was charged with IRA membership in January.

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