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(Pictured: Protest against “Supergrass Trials” outside the criminal courts today)

A Dublin man accused of IRA membership has been today further charged with the murder of dissident republican Peter Butterly.

Mr Butterly (35), a father-of-two, was shot dead outside The Huntsman Inn in Gormanston, Co Meath on March 6, 2013.

Following his arrest by gardaí investigating the activities of dissident republicans, Kevin Braney (43) was brought before an out-of-term sitting of the Special Criminal Court last month.

Mr Braney, with a last address at Glenshane Crescent, Tallaght, Dublin 24, was charged with membership of an unlawful organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army, ….read more

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Bail for men charged in connection with Peter Butterly murder

Special Criminal Court

Two men charged in connection with the murder of dissident republican Peter Butterly have been granted bail by the Special Criminal Court.

Mr Butterly (35), a father-of-two, was shot dead outside The Huntsman Inn in Gormanston, Co Meath on March 6, 2013.

Last week Laurence Murphy (60) and Ray Kennedy (38) were both charged with membership of an unlawful organisation within the state, namely Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the Irish Republican Army, otherwise the IRA on that date following garda investigations in to the murder.

Solicitor Rioghnach Corbett this morning told the non-jury court that the State was consenting to bail applications made ….read more

Special Criminal Court

Four are charged in connection with Peter Butterly murder

Special Criminal Court

Four men have appeared before an out-of-term sitting of the Special Criminal Court this morning charged in connection with the murder of dissident republican Peter Butterly.

Mr Butterly (35) was shot dead on March 6, 2013 outside The Huntsman Inn in Gormanston, Co Meath.

State Solicitor Michael O’Donovan told the court today that four individuals were before the court to be charged.

Michael McDermott (58), of Riverdale House, Garrymore, Ballinagh, Co. Cavan, is charged with the murder of Mr Butterly on March 6 2013, at The Huntsman Inn, Gormanstown in Co. Meath.

Secondly, he is charged with membership of an unlawful organisation styling itself ….read more

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Murder accused has charge struck out

Special Criminal Court

The charge against a Dublin man due to stand trial at the non-jury Special Criminal Court for the murder of Noel Kirwan has been struck out.

However, it is understood that the Director of Public Prosecutions will restart proceedings against Jason Keating (26), who was this morning told by presiding judge Mr Justice Tony Hunt that he was “free to go” after an application by the State.

Mr Keating, of Lower Main Street, Rush, Co. Dublin was charged with the murder of Noel Kirwan (62) outside his house at St Ronan’s Drive, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 on December 22, 2016.

State Solicitor Rioghnach Corbett ….read more

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Man to face non-jury trial for Noel Kirwan murder

Special Criminal Court

A 26-year-old Dublin man will face trial at the three-judge, non-jury Special Criminal Court for the murder of Noel Kirwan.

Jason Keating, of Lower Main Street, Rush, Co. Dublin is charged with the murder of Noel Kirwan (62) outside his house at St Ronan’s Drive, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 on December 22, 2016.

At today’s brief hearing, for which Mr Keating was excused, a State solicitor told the court that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had an application for Mr Keating to be tried
before the Special Criminal Court.

The DPP can direct an accused face trial in the non-jury court if it deems ….read more

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