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Gardaí outside the CCJ in Dublin this morning Sam Boal/

Man (22) charged with murder over fatal assault in Dublin restaurant on Christmas Eve

A man was fatally injured and another man suffered gunshot wounds in a restaurant in Blanchardstown on 24 December.

LAST UPDATE | 30 Dec 2023

A MAN HAS been charged with murder after an incident in a Dublin restaurant on Christmas Eve.

Michael Andrecut (22) with an address in Sheephill Avenue, Corduff, appeared before Judge Stephanie Coggins at a special sitting of the Criminal Courts of Justice this morning.

Tristan Sherry (26) died after being assaulted and a man in his 40s suffered gunshot wounds during an incident at Browne’s Steakhouse in Blanchardstown at around 8pm on Sunday, 24 December.

Detective Sergeant Mark Murphy told the court that the accused was arrested at 11.42pm on Friday and charged at 11.47pm at Blanchardstown Garda Station.

Murphy said Andrecut made no reply to the charge.

Defence solicitor Brian Tunney made an application for free legal aid and handed a statement of means in to the court.

Andrecut, who appeared in court in a black hoodie, was remanded in custody and is due to appear before Cloverhill District Court via videolink at 9am on Tuesday, 2 January.

Sherry is believed to have been the gunman in the initial incident. Sources have said he sustained fatal injuries from being shot or stabbed in the aftermath of the initial shooting.

The second man, who is in his 40s, was shot in the upper body and is in critical condition.

With reporting by Niall O’Connor and Órla Ryan

Press Association