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Former FF councillor charged with three counts of conspiracy to murder

Gary O’Flynn was charged at Cork District Court and will appear against via video link this Wednesday.

Gary O'Flynn appeared at Cork District Court today.
Gary O'Flynn appeared at Cork District Court today.
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A FORMER FIANNA FÁIL councillor has appeared in court charged with three counts of conspiracy to murder.

Gary O’Flynn, 37, of Hayfield Drive in Whitechurch, was charged at Cork District Court this morning.

O’Flynn, who was a member of Cork City Council between 2003 and 2008, was remanded in prison and will appear again via video link next Wednesday.

A bail application was refused.

The charges allege that on dates between October 1, 2012 and February 15, 2013, O’Flynn solicited a man named Roy McCarthy to murder three people contrary to Section 4 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861.

The three alleged intended victims were Detective Garda Mary Skehan, Revenue Commissioners officer George Ross, and a third individual named Patrick Sweeney.

O’Flynn was granted free legal aid.

O’Flynn was co-opted to Cork City Council in 2003 when his father, former TD Noel O’Flynn, ended the ‘dual mandate’. He retained the seat at the 2004 elections and resigned it in 2008, when his brother Kenneth was co-opted to replace him.

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