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#Special Criminal Court

# 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

Fri 4:01 PM 14,319 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

Wed 10:27 PM 39,124 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 25,291 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 9,871 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 14,071 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 11,106 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 12,348 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 25,149 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 12,758 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 10,083 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 13,923 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 10,110 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 14,118 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 16,553 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 20,977 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 7,738 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 13,515 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 11,985 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 10,264 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 14,781 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 21,586 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 10,979 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 14,500 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 25,347 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 13,517 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 10,860 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 21,258 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 23,674 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 13,696 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 18,921 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 32,656 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 16,264 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 17,710 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 21,524 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 17,196 Views 4 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

Man charged in Kevin Lunney case brings challenge against Special Criminal Court

Sep 7th 2020, 10:03 PM 28,862 Views 0 Comments

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
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Two Kinahan Cartel members jailed over plot to murder Hutch family member

Aug 31st 2020, 2:16 PM 16,704 Views 0 Comments

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
# Lisa Smith
# Lisa Smith

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith returned for trial at Special Criminal Court

Aug 31st 2020, 11:44 AM 17,478 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith sent forward for trial to Special Criminal Court

Jul 31st 2020, 11:57 AM 19,434 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Jailing Kinahan cartel member with claustrophobia akin to 'putting man with arachnophobia in a cell with spiders'

Jul 30th 2020, 10:38 PM 50,260 Views 0 Comments

A Portlaoise Prison GP said Patrick Curtis’s anxiety is ‘severe’.

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