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#Special Criminal Court

# special-criminal-court - Friday 8 October, 2021

Court told State's chief witness against Jim Mansfield Jnr lied about IRA relationship
# JIM MANSFIELD Jnr
# JIM MANSFIELD Jnr

Court told State's chief witness against Jim Mansfield Jnr lied about IRA relationship

Oct 8th 2021, 5:57 PM 15,070 Views 0 Comments

Mansfield Jnr pleaded not guilty to conspiring with one or more persons to falsely imprison Martin Byrne.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Former Sinn Féin councillor and three co-accused to go on trial over Regency Hotel killing
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Former Sinn Féin councillor and three co-accused to go on trial over Regency Hotel killing

Sep 14th 2021, 4:35 PM 20,392 Views 0 Comments

Justice Tony Hunt fixed 3 October 2022 for a trial.

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Dublin man to be tried at Special Criminal Court for 2016 murder of Gareth Hutch
# Thomas McConnell
# Thomas McConnell

Dublin man to be tried at Special Criminal Court for 2016 murder of Gareth Hutch

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:43 PM 12,510 Views 0 Comments

Gareth Hutch was shot dead in Dublin in May 2016.

'Senior member' of Kinahan cartel jailed for directing attempted hit on Hutch gang member
# Peter Keating
# Peter Keating

'Senior member' of Kinahan cartel jailed for directing attempted hit on Hutch gang member

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 3:16 PM 16,549 Views 0 Comments

Mr Justice Tony Hunt today said Peter Keating was a “repository of trust and confidence” for the organised crime group.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

Defence gives closing speeches for three accused in Kevin Lunney abduction
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Defence gives closing speeches for three accused in Kevin Lunney abduction

Aug 4th 2021, 8:31 PM 13,382 Views 0 Comments

A defence barrister said the actions of suspect ‘YZ’ are “suspicious” but do not lead to the conclusion he tortured Kevin Lunney.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 30 July, 2021

Man who booked flights for hitman in Kinahan Cartel's bid to murder 'Mago' Gately is jailed
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Man who booked flights for hitman in Kinahan Cartel's bid to murder 'Mago' Gately is jailed

Jul 30th 2021, 4:01 PM 15,042 Views 0 Comments

James Mago Gately was shot several times in 2017.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Garda National Surveillance Unit planted device in alleged Kevin Lunney abduction van
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Garda National Surveillance Unit planted device in alleged Kevin Lunney abduction van

Jul 28th 2021, 10:27 PM 39,354 Views 0 Comments

The van was left unlocked on a Dublin street.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 19 July, 2021

Jonathan Dowdall takes legal action to stop his trial for Regency Hotel murder being heard in the Special Criminal Court
# Court
# Court

Jonathan Dowdall takes legal action to stop his trial for Regency Hotel murder being heard in the Special Criminal Court

Jul 19th 2021, 3:47 PM 25,608 Views 0 Comments

Jonathan Dowdall is charged with the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel, Whitehall, Dublin 9 on 5 February, 2016

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Kevin Lunney was still in pain and fearful one month after abduction, doctor tells trial
# Quinn Industrial Holdings
# Quinn Industrial Holdings

Kevin Lunney was still in pain and fearful one month after abduction, doctor tells trial

Jul 15th 2021, 3:36 PM 9,889 Views 0 Comments

The Special Criminal Court heard that wounds to Kevin Lunney’s face required 24 stitches.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 5 July, 2021

Man caught with €350k for 'pernicious' transnational crime group jailed for seven years
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Man caught with €350k for 'pernicious' transnational crime group jailed for seven years

Jul 5th 2021, 12:42 PM 14,115 Views 0 Comments

The judge said that Jason Reed’s behaviour was “not a one-off but representative of a course of conduct”.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Kevin Lunney trial: Barrister says gardaí breaching privacy and constitutional rights of citizens
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Kevin Lunney trial: Barrister says gardaí breaching privacy and constitutional rights of citizens

Jun 30th 2021, 4:50 PM 11,171 Views 0 Comments

Four men have pleaded not guilty to abducting and assaulting Mr Lunnye.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Defence lawyers in the Kevin Lunney abduction trial are challenging garda CCTV evidence
# Kevin Lunney
# Kevin Lunney

Defence lawyers in the Kevin Lunney abduction trial are challenging garda CCTV evidence

Jun 23rd 2021, 4:44 PM 12,385 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that footage was gathered from Cavan, Monaghan, Westmeath and Dublin by gardaí.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 14 June, 2021

Senior Kinahan gang member, his wife and mistress laundered cash through Spanish property and a wedding
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Senior Kinahan gang member, his wife and mistress laundered cash through Spanish property and a wedding

Jun 14th 2021, 4:14 PM 25,253 Views 0 Comments

Declan ‘Mr Nobody’ Brady, his wife Deirdre Brady and his mistress Erika Lukacs appeared at the Special Criminal Court today.

# special-criminal-court - Saturday 12 June, 2021

Kevin Lunney trial: Garda access to phone records comes under defence spotlight in second week
# Week 2
# Week 2

Kevin Lunney trial: Garda access to phone records comes under defence spotlight in second week

Jun 12th 2021, 7:45 AM 12,798 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí had given evidence about obtaining search warrants for phone records in relation to their investigation.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 11 June, 2021

Trial of two men accused of murdering Eamon Kelly hears evidence of burning Lexus
# Court
# Court

Trial of two men accused of murdering Eamon Kelly hears evidence of burning Lexus

Jun 11th 2021, 5:27 PM 10,221 Views 0 Comments

Eamon Kelly was shot four times in the back in December 2012.

Barrister at Kevin Lunney trial argues that gardaí repeatedly broke the law by accessing mobile phone data
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Barrister at Kevin Lunney trial argues that gardaí repeatedly broke the law by accessing mobile phone data

Updated Jun 11th 2021, 4:24 PM 13,948 Views 0 Comments

O’Higgins said the material gardaí uncovered should be ruled inadmissible because it was unlawfully obtained.

Men accused of Keane Mulready-Woods murder to go on trial at Special Criminal Court
# Drogheda
# Drogheda

Men accused of Keane Mulready-Woods murder to go on trial at Special Criminal Court

Jun 11th 2021, 12:50 PM 10,152 Views 0 Comments

Keane Mulready-Woods died aged 17 in January.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Defence barrister in Kevin Lunney case argues that mobile phone evidence was collected using invalid warrants
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Defence barrister in Kevin Lunney case argues that mobile phone evidence was collected using invalid warrants

Jun 9th 2021, 6:51 PM 14,122 Views 0 Comments

Counsel for one of the accused said there was an “information deficit” in the application for a warrant for phone records.

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Lee Canavan given life sentence over role in the murder of David 'Daithí' Douglas
# Kinahan/hutch Feud
# Kinahan/hutch Feud

Lee Canavan given life sentence over role in the murder of David 'Daithí' Douglas

Updated Jun 3rd 2021, 8:55 PM 16,580 Views 0 Comments

Douglas was shot dead outside his partner’s shoe shop in the Liberties area of Dublin on July 1, 2016.

Kevin Lunney describes crawling injured on road after abduction
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Kevin Lunney describes crawling injured on road after abduction

Updated Jun 3rd 2021, 6:13 PM 20,986 Views 0 Comments

He was giving evidence at the trial of four men accused of falsely imprisoning him and causing him serious harm.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Trial begins of four men accused of abducting QIH director Kevin Lunney
# QIH Trial
# QIH Trial

Trial begins of four men accused of abducting QIH director Kevin Lunney

Jun 2nd 2021, 2:03 PM 7,742 Views 0 Comments

The Special Criminal Court heard today that there will be 250 witnesses in the ‘complex’ case.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Special Criminal Court upholds its right to hear trial of four accused of causing serious harm to Kevin Lunney
# Courts
# Courts

Special Criminal Court upholds its right to hear trial of four accused of causing serious harm to Kevin Lunney

Jun 1st 2021, 5:40 PM 13,524 Views 0 Comments

Counsel argued the court has become a “permanent and perpetual” structure that is not permitted by the legislation that brought it into existence.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 31 May, 2021

Trial delayed for four men accused of falsely imprisoning Kevin Lunney
# Trial
# Trial

Trial delayed for four men accused of falsely imprisoning Kevin Lunney

May 31st 2021, 1:52 PM 11,988 Views 0 Comments

Sean Guerin SC told the court that a matter of law must be dealt with before the trial can go ahead.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 21 May, 2021

Trial of four accused of abducting and assaulting Kevin Lunney to proceed at end of month
# Qih
# Qih

Trial of four accused of abducting and assaulting Kevin Lunney to proceed at end of month

May 21st 2021, 5:52 PM 10,276 Views 0 Comments

The case had originally been fixed for trial on 11 January at the non-jury court.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 26 April, 2021

Bail granted to one of three men accused of helping gang out with Regency shooting
# Regency Hotel
# Regency Hotel

Bail granted to one of three men accused of helping gang out with Regency shooting

Apr 26th 2021, 6:12 PM 14,957 Views 0 Comments

Jason Bonney has been granted bail, he and two other men, are charged in connection with the Regency Hotel murder of David Byrne.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 23 April, 2021

Senior cartel lieutenant 'Mr Nobody' admits to stashing €268,000 in Kildare attic
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Senior cartel lieutenant 'Mr Nobody' admits to stashing €268,000 in Kildare attic

Apr 23rd 2021, 6:46 PM 21,600 Views 0 Comments

This afternoon, Declan Brady pleaded guilty at a brief hearing to possessing €268,000 concealed in a loft in Naas.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Third man to face trial over murder of Michael Barr at Sunset House pub in 2016
# Dublin
# Dublin

Third man to face trial over murder of Michael Barr at Sunset House pub in 2016

Apr 14th 2021, 3:27 PM 10,999 Views 0 Comments

Two people have already been jailed for life for the murder.

# 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 14,502 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 25,464 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 13,522 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 10,864 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 21,266 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 23,677 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 13,706 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 18,925 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 32,700 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 16,292 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 17,820 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 21,559 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 17,209 Views 4 Comments

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

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