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#Special Criminal Court

# special-criminal-court - Monday 3 October, 2022

Gerry Hutch trial: Case adjourned for a week as court hears Dowdall willing to act as witness
# Gerry Hutch
# Gerry Hutch

Gerry Hutch trial: Case adjourned for a week as court hears Dowdall willing to act as witness

Updated Mon 2:54 PM 66,793 Views 0 Comments

David Byrne was murdered during a boxing weigh-in at the Regency Hotel, Dublin in 2016.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 29 July, 2022

Supreme Court clears way for Hutch and Dowdall murder trials to proceed before Special Criminal Court
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Supreme Court clears way for Hutch and Dowdall murder trials to proceed before Special Criminal Court

Jul 29th 2022, 11:43 AM 10,563 Views 0 Comments

Both men are charged with the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in 2016.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 18 July, 2022

Man to go before Special Criminal Court charged with three attempted murders
# Michael Carroll
# Michael Carroll

Man to go before Special Criminal Court charged with three attempted murders

Jul 18th 2022, 1:39 PM 19,828 Views 0 Comments

He is charged with three counts of attempted murder on two men.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 11 July, 2022

Lisa Smith has already served a sentence and should not be jailed, lawyers tell court
# Courts
# Courts

Lisa Smith has already served a sentence and should not be jailed, lawyers tell court

Updated Jul 11th 2022, 3:29 PM 25,781 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that Smith already served a custodial sentence in Syria and has lived with a 13-hour daily curfew since 2019.

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 30 June, 2022

Special Criminal Court extended for 12 months as Sinn Féin again abstains in Dáil vote
# Non-jury Court
# Non-jury Court

Special Criminal Court extended for 12 months as Sinn Féin again abstains in Dáil vote

Updated Jun 30th 2022, 8:09 AM 18,719 Views 14 Comments

The Offences Against the State Act has been renewed for an additional 12 months.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 20 June, 2022

Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch to seek pre-trial hearing and application to dismiss Regency charge
# Murder Charge
# Murder Charge

Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch to seek pre-trial hearing and application to dismiss Regency charge

Jun 20th 2022, 9:49 PM 20,624 Views 0 Comments

David Byrne was killed when five men stormed the building which was hosting a boxing weigh-in.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 6 May, 2022

Aaron Brady to stand trial in Special Criminal Court for plotting to pervert course of justice
# Adrian Donohoe
# Adrian Donohoe

Aaron Brady to stand trial in Special Criminal Court for plotting to pervert course of justice

May 6th 2022, 3:07 PM 19,834 Views 0 Comments

Brady was handed a life sentence in 2020 for the fatal shooting of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe.

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 7 April, 2022

Lisa Smith's lawyers make fresh bid to have charges against her dismissed
# Courts
# Courts

Lisa Smith's lawyers make fresh bid to have charges against her dismissed

Apr 7th 2022, 4:34 PM 7,809 Views 0 Comments

If the Special Criminal Court does not accept the arguments made by her lawyers, they will reveal their verdicts on 30 May.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 1 April, 2022

Gerry Hutch and Dowdall fail in bids to prevent their murder trials being heard by non-jury court
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Gerry Hutch and Dowdall fail in bids to prevent their murder trials being heard by non-jury court

Apr 1st 2022, 6:47 PM 24,976 Views 0 Comments

‘The Monk’ and the ex-Sinn Féin councillor argued they shouldn’t be tried before the non-jury Special Criminal Court over the 2016 Regency Hotel attack.

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 24 March, 2022

Court will consider verdicts in Lisa Smith trial
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Court will consider verdicts in Lisa Smith trial

Mar 24th 2022, 3:36 PM 11,692 Views 0 Comments

The former Irish soldier has pleaded not guilty to membership of an unlawful terrorist group, namely Islamic State.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 21 March, 2022

Lisa Smith warned her family to become Muslim 'before it's too late', court told
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Lisa Smith warned her family to become Muslim 'before it's too late', court told

Mar 21st 2022, 4:58 PM 21,476 Views 0 Comments

Lisa Smith sent a Facebook message saying she would see her family in heaven if they converted, the Special Criminal Court heard today.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 7 March, 2022

Special Criminal Court sentences man to 10 years imprisonment over ATM thefts
# Daniel O'Callaghan
# Daniel O'Callaghan

Special Criminal Court sentences man to 10 years imprisonment over ATM thefts

Mar 7th 2022, 12:12 PM 13,396 Views 0 Comments

He had pleaded not guilty to offences under Section 72 and 73 of the Criminal Justice Act.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 4 March, 2022

Three brothers jailed for nearly 20 years combined for their roles in ATM robberies
# Courts
# Courts

Three brothers jailed for nearly 20 years combined for their roles in ATM robberies

Mar 4th 2022, 1:18 PM 18,262 Views 12 Comments

€790,000 was stolen when ATMs were ripped out of the walls of five premises in Cavan, Meath and Monaghan between 2018 and 2019.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

Facebook in 'wholesale breach of privacy rights', Lisa Smith lawyers tell court
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Facebook in 'wholesale breach of privacy rights', Lisa Smith lawyers tell court

Mar 2nd 2022, 4:51 PM 9,548 Views 0 Comments

The legal team are objecting to the admissibility of messages sent using Facebook between Smith and known Islamist terrorists in Australia and Syria.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 28 February, 2022

Lisa Smith called government a 'shower of b*****ds' while talking 'anti-western stuff'
# Courts
# Courts

Lisa Smith called government a 'shower of b*****ds' while talking 'anti-western stuff'

Feb 28th 2022, 1:50 PM 30,528 Views 0 Comments

The court also heard that Smith was described by a superior officer in the Irish army as “industrious, hard-working and reliable”.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 14 February, 2022

Man charged with robbing credit union where garda was killed fights Special Criminal Court trial
# Adrian Donohoe
# Adrian Donohoe

Man charged with robbing credit union where garda was killed fights Special Criminal Court trial

Feb 14th 2022, 6:00 PM 27,020 Views 0 Comments

Brendan Treanor is charged with participating in a robbery that occurred at the credit union on 25 January 2013.

Gang member who put tracker device on rival Hutch member's car jailed for six-and-a-half years
# James Gately
# James Gately

Gang member who put tracker device on rival Hutch member's car jailed for six-and-a-half years

Feb 14th 2022, 1:48 PM 12,448 Views 0 Comments

Last November, Glynn changed his plea to guilty just after a week from when he went on trial.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 11 February, 2022

FBI agent tells court it was 'beyond suspicion' Lisa Smith joined Isis
# Courts
# Courts

FBI agent tells court it was 'beyond suspicion' Lisa Smith joined Isis

Feb 11th 2022, 4:03 PM 24,465 Views 0 Comments

Five counter-terrorism FBI agents gave evidence this week during legal argument in the trial.

Hutch and Dowdall fail in bids to prevent murder trials being heard by non-jury court
# Courts
# Courts

Hutch and Dowdall fail in bids to prevent murder trials being heard by non-jury court

Feb 11th 2022, 2:45 PM 16,150 Views 0 Comments

Both men are charged with the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in 2016.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 7 February, 2022

Jim Mansfield Jnr jailed by Special Criminal Court for 18 months
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Jim Mansfield Jnr jailed by Special Criminal Court for 18 months

Updated Feb 7th 2022, 6:00 PM 54,024 Views 0 Comments

He was taken into custody last month after being found guilty of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

Lisa Smith was legally arrested in 2019, court rules
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Lisa Smith was legally arrested in 2019, court rules

Feb 1st 2022, 6:15 PM 11,325 Views 0 Comments

Lawyers for former Defence Forces soldier had challenged the legality of her arrest on her return to Ireland.

Three brothers who were part of ATM theft gang remanded in custody ahead of sentencing
# Courts
# Courts

Three brothers who were part of ATM theft gang remanded in custody ahead of sentencing

Feb 1st 2022, 4:52 PM 22,399 Views 0 Comments

Stephen, Gerard and Ciaran Duffy were present in the three-judge court for their sentence hearing.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 28 January, 2022

Lisa Smith 'threw her life away to go and join a violent, extremist ideology', court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Lisa Smith 'threw her life away to go and join a violent, extremist ideology', court hears

Updated Jan 28th 2022, 5:57 PM 24,516 Views 0 Comments

The Lisa Smith trial continues today.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 24 January, 2022

Lisa Smith: Judges reject call to dismiss charges - trial starts tomorrow
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Lisa Smith: Judges reject call to dismiss charges - trial starts tomorrow

Jan 24th 2022, 11:40 AM 19,564 Views 0 Comments

Smith is charged with alleged offences associated with membership of Islamic State.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Lisa Smith bid to have charges dropped to be decided on Monday
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Lisa Smith bid to have charges dropped to be decided on Monday

Jan 19th 2022, 2:58 PM 11,106 Views 0 Comments

The 39-year-old, from Co Louth, is accused of being a member of Islamic State and financing terrorism.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

Ringleader of gang who kidnapped and assaulted Kevin Lunney named as Alan Harte
# YZ
# YZ

Ringleader of gang who kidnapped and assaulted Kevin Lunney named as Alan Harte

Jan 18th 2022, 3:33 PM 51,942 Views 0 Comments

Harte was sentenced to 30 years in prison by the non-jury Special Criminal Court last month

# special-criminal-court - Monday 17 January, 2022

'Spotter' for 'murder gang' who killed Eamon Kelly sentenced to life in prison
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

'Spotter' for 'murder gang' who killed Eamon Kelly sentenced to life in prison

Jan 17th 2022, 4:08 PM 22,937 Views 0 Comments

Eamon Kelly’s daughter Alison told the court that her father’s murder was a “cowardly and senseless act”.

Jim Mansfield Jnr found guilty of perverting the course of justice
# JIM MANSFIELD Jnr
# JIM MANSFIELD Jnr

Jim Mansfield Jnr found guilty of perverting the course of justice

Jan 17th 2022, 1:54 PM 25,494 Views 0 Comments

Mansfield Jnr was acquitted of a separate charge of conspiracy to falsely imprison his former employee Martin Byrne.

Bid by Lisa Smith to have terror charges dropped to be heard today
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Bid by Lisa Smith to have terror charges dropped to be heard today

Jan 17th 2022, 6:30 AM 11,750 Views 0 Comments

Smith, 39, is accused of being a member of the so-called Islamic State (IS) and financing terrorism.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 14 January, 2022

Court hears details of Kinahan gang member placing tracking device on murder target's car
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Court hears details of Kinahan gang member placing tracking device on murder target's car

Jan 14th 2022, 5:00 PM 17,949 Views 0 Comments

The intended target of the hit was James ‘Mago’ Gately who was living in Belfast at the time.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Lisa Smith's bid to have terror charges dropped will be heard next week
# Court
# Court

Lisa Smith's bid to have terror charges dropped will be heard next week

Jan 11th 2022, 4:06 PM 11,295 Views 0 Comments

Lisa Smith’s trial before the non-jury court was due to start this week.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 10 January, 2022

Lisa Smith trial expected to be delayed as defence seek for case to be struck out
# Court
# Court

Lisa Smith trial expected to be delayed as defence seek for case to be struck out

Jan 10th 2022, 4:43 PM 15,582 Views 0 Comments

Smith is charged with alleged membership of terror group Islamic State (ISIS) and other associated charges.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Border villages and isolated backroads: The key locations in the abduction of Kevin Lunney
# Key Locations
# Key Locations

Border villages and isolated backroads: The key locations in the abduction of Kevin Lunney

Dec 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 20,798 Views 0 Comments
  • The locations of Lunney's torture and abduction show a meticulously planned abduction, writes Garreth MacNamee.
  • Three men were sentenced at the Special Criminal Court on Monday for their roles in what happened.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 20 December, 2021

From Kevin Lunney's own startling testimony to rows about phone data: The trial's key evidence
# Kevin Lunney Trial
# Kevin Lunney Trial

From Kevin Lunney's own startling testimony to rows about phone data: The trial's key evidence

Dec 20th 2021, 5:37 PM 12,896 Views 0 Comments
  • In this article we look back on the trial and examine the key moments.
  • The Lunney Abduction trial lasted from June to August at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin.
  • A substantial part of the case centred around CCTV, secretive surveillance techniques and phone data.
Three men found guilty of Kevin Lunney abduction and torture sentenced to between 18 and 30 years
# Kevin Lunney
# Kevin Lunney

Three men found guilty of Kevin Lunney abduction and torture sentenced to between 18 and 30 years

Updated Dec 20th 2021, 1:36 PM 56,014 Views 0 Comments

# special-criminal-court - Monday 29 November, 2021

Man jailed for possessing over €100,000 of cross-border gang's ATM theft
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Man jailed for possessing over €100,000 of cross-border gang's ATM theft

Nov 29th 2021, 1:58 PM 12,844 Views 0 Comments

Niall Finnegan will serve three years for possessing the proceeds of ATM thefts by a criminal organisation.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 15 November, 2021

One man found guilty and one acquitted over killing of gangland figure Eamon Kelly
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

One man found guilty and one acquitted over killing of gangland figure Eamon Kelly

Nov 15th 2021, 1:43 PM 11,312 Views 0 Comments

Kelly was shot four times in the back as he walked towards his home in north Dublin in December of 2012.

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Garda application to ban media from special criminal court during gang killing trial refused
# Kinahan Cartel
# Kinahan Cartel

Garda application to ban media from special criminal court during gang killing trial refused

Nov 11th 2021, 9:45 PM 20,368 Views 0 Comments

The judge ruled there was “nothing wrong” with the media being present as long as no gardaí are identified.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Trial of man accused of involvement in Kinahan cartel plot to murder Hutch rival begins
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Trial of man accused of involvement in Kinahan cartel plot to murder Hutch rival begins

Nov 9th 2021, 8:14 PM 14,823 Views 0 Comments

Douglas Glynn appeared at the non-jury court pleading not guilty to his involvement in the plot to murder James Gately

# special-criminal-court - Monday 8 November, 2021

Three found guilty of false imprisonment and assault of QIH director Kevin Lunney
# Kevin Lunney
# Kevin Lunney

Three found guilty of false imprisonment and assault of QIH director Kevin Lunney

Nov 8th 2021, 4:03 PM 50,344 Views 0 Comments

The court found the prosecution had proven beyond reasonable doubt that they had abducted Lunney.

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