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#Special Criminal Court

# 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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 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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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 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

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

# special-criminal-court - Monday 7 October, 2019

Secret recordings include man accused of conspiring to murder Dublin man discussing shooting

The prosecution say the court will hear “detailed discussions” about how Gary Hanley was to be shot.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 15 July, 2019

'Mr Nobody' jailed for managing Kinahan gang's 'arsenal'

Declan Brady was sentenced to 11-and-a-half years imprisonment by the Special Criminal Court.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Jim Mansfield Jnr charged with conspiracy to commit false imprisonment

He appeared before an out-of-hours sitting of the non-jury Special Criminal Court tonight.

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Gangland criminal Alan Wilson pleads guilty to conspiring to murder Dublin man

Wilson admitted to conspiring with Joseph Kelly, Liam Brannigan, Luke Wilson and other persons to murder Gary Hanley.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 27 May, 2019

Two men, including grandson of former Dublin Lord Mayor, sentenced for possession of explosives

They were discovered with 4kg of TNT and a hand grenade in a densely populated area.

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 11 April, 2019

'Border Fox' Dessie O'Hare jailed for seven years for assault and false imprisonment

Mr Justice Tony Hunt said today that the violent side of O’Hare’s personality is a source of continuing concern.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 8 April, 2019

Explosives found in Dublin car equal to over half amount used in Omagh bombing, court hears

John Roche (55) and John Brock (46) were last week found guilty of possessing 167kg of explosives in the boot of a car.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 22 March, 2019

Monaghan mechanic (55) found guilty of IRA membership at Special Criminal Court

James Joseph Cassidy will be sentenced on 29 April.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Regency trial collapses as murder charge against Patrick Hutch dropped

Hutch was accused of the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in February 2016.

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