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#Special Criminal Court

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Column: The Special Criminal Court erodes our rights – it needs to be abolished

We should be able to protect jurors and witnesses from intimidation without breaching the fundamental right to trial by jury, writes Jane Horgan-Jones.

# special-criminal-court - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Aaron McKenna: The Special Criminal Court is the best solution for organised crime

The court has been criticised by human rights bodies – but until we can guarantee a fair trial by jury where witnesses, jurors, and others are protected from intimidation we need to keep it, writes Aaron McKenna.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Poll: Should the Special Criminal Court be abolished? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Special Criminal Court be abolished?

The court has been criticised by the United Nation’s Commission on Human Rights – but its purpose is to ensure juries are not intimidated.

Sisters "plainly terrified" of John Dundon - but they told the truth anyway recaps the evidence given by April and Lisa Collins which led to the Special Criminal Court handing down a life sentence to known criminal and killer John Dundon.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Why was Dundon allowed wear headphones during today's judgement?

John Dundon listened to rap music throughout today’s ruling. Many have been asking why the judges allowed him to do so.

Commissioner welcomes Dundon trial result after 'painstaking' investigation

Martin Callinan said the verdict endorses the capacity of the State to deal with this type of serious criminal case.

Dundon sat listening to headphones as he was convicted of murder

John Dundon removed his headphones only to listen to his defence counsel as his solicitor says he maintains his innocence.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 5 July, 2013

Eight men due in court over dissident republican activity

Nine men were arrested in two raids in Dublin on Wednesday, with one being released by gardaí since then.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Dundon trial to begin as he is hospitalised following prison hunger strike

John Dundon is due before the Special Criminal Court today charged in connection with the 2008 murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan.

# special-criminal-court - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Eight men due in court in relation to dissident republican activity

Eight men were arrested following a garda raid of a commercial premises in Clondalkin, after which a loaded firearm was seized.

# special-criminal-court - Sunday 10 March, 2013

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# special-criminal-court - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Three men due in court over Meath pub shooting

A second man, who was being held in connection with the shooting, was released this afternoon.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Man charged with membership of an unlawful organisation

The man, in his 40s, was arrested in Limerick last Monday.

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Court for four arrested during dissident republican investigation

Gardaí said the three men and one woman were to appear before the court this evening.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 28 September, 2012

Man due in court over Dublin Garda station spying

A 41-year-old man will appear in court this evening in connection with the suspected covert surveillance of the Garda station on Harcourt Street.

Man due in court charged with dissident republican activity

A 30-year-old man will appear in court in Dublin this evening charged in relation to dissident republican activity.

# special-criminal-court - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Brother of Alan Ryan charged with membership of illegal organisation Real IRA This post contains images

Brother of Alan Ryan charged with membership of illegal organisation

Vincent Ryan was charged at a sitting of the Special Criminal Court this morning.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Shatter dismisses calls to repeal crime laws following Supreme Court ruling

Alan Shatter dismisses calls from Sinn Féin to repeal the Offences against the State Act after last week’s ruling.