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Four men to be charged over the killing of dissident republican in Meath pub

Peter Butterly was shot dead at the Huntsman Inn in Gormanston, Dublin in 2013.

Gardai at the scene of the 2013 shooting.
Gardai at the scene of the 2013 shooting.
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FOUR MEN ARE to be charged before the Special Criminal Court this morning following investigations into the murder of dissident republican Peter Butterly four years ago.

Butterly (35) was shot dead on 6 March 2013, outside The Huntsman Inn in Gormanston, Meath in what a court described as an “ambush”.

The four men were arrested in locations in Meath, Cavan and Blanchardstown in Dublin.

The arrests were carried out by members of the Special Detective Unit early this morning.

The men were detained at Ashbourne and Finglas garda stations.

Two other men are currently serving sentences of life imprisonment for the murder of Butterly imposed by the Special Criminal Court earlier this year.

Comments are closed as legal proceedings are ongoing. 

Read: Two guilty of murder after ‘ambush’ of dissident republican at Meath pub

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