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#Special Criminal Court

# special-criminal-court - Monday 1 March, 2021

Trial of man accused of murdering David 'Daithi' Douglas opens at Special Criminal Court
# Lee Canavan
# Lee Canavan

Trial of man accused of murdering David 'Daithi' Douglas opens at Special Criminal Court

Mar 1st 2021, 2:35 PM 14,389 Views 0 Comments

The State is alleging that Lee Canavan “literally pulled the trigger” in the crime.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Kinahan cartel hitman jailed for 20 years for attempted murder of James 'Mago' Gately
# Courts
# Courts

Kinahan cartel hitman jailed for 20 years for attempted murder of James 'Mago' Gately

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 3:34 PM 25,118 Views 12 Comments

The victim was shot five times as he sat in his car at a filling station in May 2017.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Review ordered into Special Criminal Court laws used in dissident republican and gangland criminal trials
# Offences Against The State Act
# Offences Against The State Act

Review ordered into Special Criminal Court laws used in dissident republican and gangland criminal trials

Feb 16th 2021, 6:46 PM 13,476 Views 14 Comments

Former Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan had previoulsy committed to the review of the laws.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Quinn executive Kevin Lunney's abduction trial delayed due to coronavirus concerns
# Quinn Industrial Holdings
# Quinn Industrial Holdings

Quinn executive Kevin Lunney's abduction trial delayed due to coronavirus concerns

Jan 5th 2021, 6:23 PM 10,759 Views 0 Comments

The case had been fixed for trial on 11 January at the Special Criminal Court.

Hitman found guilty of attempted murder of Kinahan cartel target
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Hitman found guilty of attempted murder of Kinahan cartel target

Jan 5th 2021, 2:49 PM 21,228 Views 0 Comments

Caolan Smyth’s co-accused was found guilty of assisting in burning out a getaway car.

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 26 November, 2020

One of Kevin Lunney accused made 'planted' DNA complaint to Garda Ombudsman, court hears
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

One of Kevin Lunney accused made 'planted' DNA complaint to Garda Ombudsman, court hears

Nov 26th 2020, 10:50 PM 23,634 Views 0 Comments

Lunney (50) was abducted close to his home in Co Fermanagh on the evening of 17 September 2019.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Kevin Lunney case not ready to proceed over phone data law 'uncertainty', court hears
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Kevin Lunney case not ready to proceed over phone data law 'uncertainty', court hears

Nov 17th 2020, 2:27 PM 13,645 Views 1 Comment

Lawyers for one of the accused claim the law on the retention and accessing of mobile phone data is in “a state of significant uncertainty” in Ireland.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 9 November, 2020

Suspected outbreak of coronavirus at Mountjoy Prison postpones firearms trial
# Prison Lockdown
# Prison Lockdown

Suspected outbreak of coronavirus at Mountjoy Prison postpones firearms trial

Nov 9th 2020, 1:34 PM 18,879 Views 0 Comments

The suspected outbreak has led to the postponement of a firearms trial at the Special Criminal Court.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Court told Jim Mansfield Jnr 'effectively delivered' an employee to men who falsely imprisoned him
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Court told Jim Mansfield Jnr 'effectively delivered' an employee to men who falsely imprisoned him

Nov 3rd 2020, 6:54 PM 32,512 Views 0 Comments

Mansfield is charged with conspiracy to commit false imprisonment.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 16 October, 2020

Man who supplied car in IRA operation to put bomb under PSNI officer's jeep sentenced to three years
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Man who supplied car in IRA operation to put bomb under PSNI officer's jeep sentenced to three years

Oct 16th 2020, 2:31 PM 16,206 Views 8 Comments

Robert O’Leary previously said “never in a million years” would he be involved with the IRA.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 14 September, 2020

Three men accused of involvement in attempted murder of Christy Keane served with books of evidence
# Limerick
# Limerick

Three men accused of involvement in attempted murder of Christy Keane served with books of evidence

Sep 14th 2020, 3:26 PM 17,590 Views 0 Comments

Keane was shot a number of times on 29 June 2015.

Trial of former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith to begin in January 2022
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Trial of former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith to begin in January 2022

Sep 14th 2020, 10:44 AM 21,455 Views 0 Comments

Smith is charged with membership of the Islamic State terrorist group and with financing terrorism.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 11 September, 2020

Dublin pub killing: Man (41) convicted of murdering Michael Barr
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Dublin pub killing: Man (41) convicted of murdering Michael Barr

Sep 11th 2020, 4:52 PM 17,180 Views 4 Comments

He had denied the murder, which occurred in April 2016.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 7 September, 2020

Man charged in Kevin Lunney case brings challenge against Special Criminal Court
# Courts
# Courts

Man charged in Kevin Lunney case brings challenge against Special Criminal Court

Sep 7th 2020, 10:03 PM 28,840 Views 0 Comments

Alan O’Brien is the second of the four accused men to challenge the SCC’s jurisdiction to hear the trial.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 31 August, 2020

Two Kinahan Cartel members jailed over plot to murder Hutch family member
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Two Kinahan Cartel members jailed over plot to murder Hutch family member

Aug 31st 2020, 2:16 PM 16,669 Views 0 Comments

Patrick Curtis and Mohammed Smew are the last two men to be sentenced for their involvement in the plan to kill Patsy Hutch.

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith returned for trial at Special Criminal Court
# Lisa Smith
# Lisa Smith

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith returned for trial at Special Criminal Court

Aug 31st 2020, 11:44 AM 17,457 Views 0 Comments

Smith is accused of membership of the terror group Islamic State.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 31 July, 2020

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith sent forward for trial to Special Criminal Court
# Courts
# Courts

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith sent forward for trial to Special Criminal Court

Jul 31st 2020, 11:57 AM 19,423 Views 0 Comments

Smith is accused of membership of the terror group Islamic State.

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Jailing Kinahan cartel member with claustrophobia akin to 'putting man with arachnophobia in a cell with spiders'
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Jailing Kinahan cartel member with claustrophobia akin to 'putting man with arachnophobia in a cell with spiders'

Jul 30th 2020, 10:38 PM 50,213 Views 0 Comments

A Portlaoise Prison GP said Patrick Curtis’s anxiety is ‘severe’.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 24 July, 2020

Derek Devoy jailed for 15 years over incident in which he assaulted garda and 'ran amok' with machine gun
# Courts
# Courts

Derek Devoy jailed for 15 years over incident in which he assaulted garda and 'ran amok' with machine gun

Jul 24th 2020, 2:01 PM 26,640 Views 29 Comments

A judge said it was an “appalling” act and “dangerous beyond belief”.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Dublin pub murder: Major part of DNA profile on piece of evidence recovered matches accused, court hears
# Michael Barr
# Michael Barr

Dublin pub murder: Major part of DNA profile on piece of evidence recovered matches accused, court hears

Jul 21st 2020, 10:46 PM 38,612 Views 0 Comments

Michael Barr was shot dead at a pub in Summerhill in 2016.

'Very unusual' that no further action was taken by Homeland Security against witness in Garda murder trial
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

'Very unusual' that no further action was taken by Homeland Security against witness in Garda murder trial

Jul 21st 2020, 9:15 PM 26,628 Views 0 Comments

US immigration expert said that he had never seen a case where a visa overstayer was released.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 20 July, 2020

Man accused of murdering Adrian Donohoe 'gave voluntary statement to Gardaí despite solicitor's advice'
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Man accused of murdering Adrian Donohoe 'gave voluntary statement to Gardaí despite solicitor's advice'

Jul 20th 2020, 9:58 PM 17,966 Views 0 Comments

Brady’s solicitor told the defence counsel that Brady was concerned about being linked to the murder on social media.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 17 July, 2020

Two more men charged with involvement in attempted murder of James 'Mago' Gately
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Two more men charged with involvement in attempted murder of James 'Mago' Gately

Jul 17th 2020, 9:29 PM 19,775 Views 0 Comments

The men were charged at the Special Criminal Court.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 10 July, 2020

Man accused of having loaded firearm told gardaí he had travelled to Dublin to look at cars
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Man accused of having loaded firearm told gardaí he had travelled to Dublin to look at cars

Jul 10th 2020, 7:30 AM 22,843 Views 0 Comments

Edward McDonnell (55) has pleaded not guilty to being in unlawful possession of a semi-automatic pistol with intent to endanger life.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 6 July, 2020

Man (39) accused of attack on Kevin Lunney seeks to have charges dismissed
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Man (39) accused of attack on Kevin Lunney seeks to have charges dismissed

Jul 6th 2020, 1:40 PM 20,232 Views 0 Comments

He is charged with false imprisonment and assault causing serious harm

# special-criminal-court - Monday 29 June, 2020

Seanad votes to continue serious organised crime trials to be heard without a jury for another year
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Seanad votes to continue serious organised crime trials to be heard without a jury for another year

Jun 29th 2020, 10:42 PM 15,220 Views 30 Comments

New Justice Minister Helen McEntee addressed senators today on why the legislation should be extended.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Mandate of Special Criminal Court renewed in Dáil vote as Sinn Féin abstains rather than rejects it for first time
# Non-jury Trials
# Non-jury Trials

Mandate of Special Criminal Court renewed in Dáil vote as Sinn Féin abstains rather than rejects it for first time

Jun 24th 2020, 2:35 PM 17,135 Views 76 Comments

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has announced a review of the Offences Against the State Act.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 22 June, 2020

Machine gun struggle between gardaí and gangland criminal ended in bathtub next to grenade
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Machine gun struggle between gardaí and gangland criminal ended in bathtub next to grenade

Updated Jun 22nd 2020, 6:38 PM 53,575 Views 0 Comments

The Special Criminal Court heard the evidence during the sentencing of Derek Devoy.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Barman shot during fundraiser for wives of IRA prisoners at Dublin's Sunset House
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Barman shot during fundraiser for wives of IRA prisoners at Dublin's Sunset House

Jun 17th 2020, 7:18 PM 64,186 Views 0 Comments

Liverpool native David Hunter (41) is accused of the murder of Michael Barr.

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Third man charged over alleged Christy Keane murder plot
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Third man charged over alleged Christy Keane murder plot

Jun 4th 2020, 4:06 PM 13,764 Views 0 Comments

The man appeared before the Special Criminal Court today.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 29 May, 2020

Members of Kinahan gang were paid €20,000 for 'setting people up for a hit," court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Members of Kinahan gang were paid €20,000 for 'setting people up for a hit," court hears

May 29th 2020, 3:26 PM 17,233 Views 0 Comments

A sentencing hearing for three individuals was heard before the Special Criminal Court today.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 11 May, 2020

Kinahan foot soldier 'poured cold water' on Hutch murder plot, court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Kinahan foot soldier 'poured cold water' on Hutch murder plot, court hears

May 11th 2020, 2:47 PM 22,356 Views 0 Comments

Mark Capper will be sentenced on 9 June.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Men charged over Kevin Lunney abduction granted bail after video-link hearing from Portlaoise Prison
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Men charged over Kevin Lunney abduction granted bail after video-link hearing from Portlaoise Prison

Apr 28th 2020, 12:54 PM 13,733 Views 0 Comments

Luke O’Reilly of Kilcogy, Co Cavan and Darren Redmond of East Wall, Dublin are charged with false imprisonment and assault causing serious harm.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 24 April, 2020

Man (37) who had 'central role' in Kinahan cartel murder plot jailed for eight years
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Man (37) who had 'central role' in Kinahan cartel murder plot jailed for eight years

Apr 24th 2020, 3:20 PM 13,383 Views 0 Comments

Liam Brannigan was “intimately involved” in all aspects of the planning to murder Gary Hanley, the court heard.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 20 April, 2020

'Lengthy' trial expected in Special Criminal Court for four men charged with Kevin Lunney false imprisonment
# Courts
# Courts

'Lengthy' trial expected in Special Criminal Court for four men charged with Kevin Lunney false imprisonment

Apr 20th 2020, 5:46 PM 21,109 Views 0 Comments

The abduction trial is expected to begin in January 2021.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Man who was 'conduit of order from on high' jailed for six years for Dublin murder plot
# Courts
# Courts

Man who was 'conduit of order from on high' jailed for six years for Dublin murder plot

Mar 3rd 2020, 1:26 PM 13,583 Views 3 Comments

Dean Howe was sentenced at the Special Criminal Court after pleading guilty.

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Explainer: What is the Special Criminal Court and what is Sinn Féin's stance on it?
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Explainer: What is the Special Criminal Court and what is Sinn Féin's stance on it?

Feb 6th 2020, 12:58 PM 24,751 Views 38 Comments

The court was set up after the IRA launched a bombing camapign in Britain on the eve of World War II and experts say it has become “normalised”.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 3 February, 2020

Man convicted by Special Criminal Court of Kinahan cartel murder plot
# Courts
# Courts

Man convicted by Special Criminal Court of Kinahan cartel murder plot

Feb 3rd 2020, 1:31 PM 18,922 Views 0 Comments

Liam Brannigan was charged with conspiring to murder Gary Hanley

# special-criminal-court - Monday 13 January, 2020

Getaway driver accidentally set fire to trousers while trying to burn stolen vehicle after Dublin murder
# Gareth Brophy
# Gareth Brophy

Getaway driver accidentally set fire to trousers while trying to burn stolen vehicle after Dublin murder

Jan 13th 2020, 8:15 PM 32,460 Views 0 Comments

Gareth Brophy has pleaded guilty to helping facilitate the murder of David Douglas.

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Five men appear in court charged with conspiring to murder Hutch family member
# Patrick Hutch
# Patrick Hutch

Five men appear in court charged with conspiring to murder Hutch family member

Dec 5th 2019, 8:11 PM 11,767 Views 0 Comments

Each of the accused men are charged with taking various roles with the intention of helping with the murder of Patrick ‘Patsy’ Hutch.

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