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# Special Criminal Court

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# regency trial
Special Criminal Court to deliver verdict in Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch trial in April
The judge said the court would notify parties if the judgment for the three accused is available before 17 April.
# regency trial
Lawyers for Gerard Hutch don't expect to call any evidence on his behalf, trial hears
The State is expected to conclude its case against Hutch and his two co-accused tomorrow.
Last month
January 2023
# Jason Bonney
Regency Trial: Lawyers say it will be their case that jeep was driven by accused's father
Jason Bonney is accused of participating in the murder of Kinahan Cartel member David Byrne in 2016.
# Regency Hotel murder
Dowdall asked garda if he and family could enter witness protection, court hears
A garda gave evidence today in the Special Criminal Court.
Last year
# Special Criminal Court
Gerry Hutch trial: Dowdall denies planning 'mass murder' on secret tapes
Under cross-examination for a fifth day, Dowdall was asked to explain to the court parts of what was said in recorded conversations.
# Special Criminal Court
Jonathan Dowdall tells trial he did not know there was 'this big Hutch criminal organisation'
Dowdall admitted he was “reckless” when he helped book a room at the Regency Hotel.
# Brendan Murray
Man accused of murdering his elderly mother pleads not guilty by reason of insanity
Brendan Murray spoke only to confirm his name and enter his not guilty plea when the sole charge of murder was put to him.
# regency hotel trial
Jonathan Dowdall tells court that Hutch said he and another man had shot David Byrne
Dowdall said Hutch told him that he and another man shot David Byrne dead at the Regency hotel.
# Court
Dropping Dowdall murder charge was 'powerful' incentive for statement against Hutch, lawyers argue
Dowdall intends to give evidence in the coming days implicating Hutch in the murder at the Regency Hotel.
# Special Criminal Court
Gerry Hutch trial: Conversations taped by gardaí in Northern Ireland were obtained illegally, but can be included, court rules
The defence argued that using the tapes should not have been allowed as part of the recording took place beyond the borders of the state.
The Dowdall-Hutch tapes: What the court heard from secret garda recordings
A report by
Lauren Boland and Alison O'Riordan
The uncovered conversation reveals the two men’s discussions about gardaí, the Kinahan cartel, and Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald.
# regency trial
Gerry Hutch trial: Permission to deploy garda bugging device sought under 'culture of secrecy'
The defence is objecting to the admissibility of almost eight hours of a ten hour audio recording of conversations between Hutch and Jonathan Dowdall.
# regency trial
Hutch recordings: Dowdall tells 'The Monk' that accused's 'best move' was 'particular yokes used'
The prosecution alleges this is a reference to three AK-47 assault rifles used by the gunmen who murdered David Byrne.
Hutch trial hears garda tracker records believed destroyed have now been recovered
Prosecutors told the court that the data had been found on a desktop computer that was listed for destruction.
# Special Criminal Court
Trial date set for men charged with helping kill Noel 'Duck Egg' Kirwan
The trial is set to begin on 11 January 2024.
# Hutch
Court told Hutch was seen leaving Jonathan Dowdall's house just a week after Regency shooting
A surveillance garda saw Hutch riding a black motorcycle out of the former Sinn Féin councillor’s home just a week after the shooting.
# regency trial
Surveillance garda saw Gerry Hutch and Dowdall meet man later caught with AK-47s, court hears
Gerard ‘The Monk’ Hutch (59) denies the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in 2016.
# Special Criminal Court
Regency Hotel murder trial view CCTV of alleged dissident republican gunman escaping
Gerard ‘The Monk’ Hutch (59) denies the murder of Kinahan cartel member David Byrne (33) in 2016.
# regency hotel shooting
Gerry Hutch told Jonathan Dowdall he was 'one of the team' that shot David Byrne, trial hears
The 59-year-old is accused of killing David Byrne at Dublin’s Regency Hotel in 2016.
# regency hotel
Former Sinn Féin councillor Jonathan Dowdall sentenced to 4 years for facilitating murder
David Byrne was murdered at the hotel on 4 February, 2016.
# Gerry Hutch
Gerry Hutch trial: Case adjourned for a week as court hears Dowdall willing to act as witness
David Byrne was murdered during a boxing weigh-in at the Regency Hotel, Dublin in 2016.
# Supreme Court
Supreme Court clears way for Hutch and Dowdall murder trials to proceed before Special Criminal Court
Both men are charged with the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in 2016.
# Michael Carroll
Man to go before Special Criminal Court charged with three attempted murders
He is charged with three counts of attempted murder on two men.
# Courts
Lisa Smith has already served a sentence and should not be jailed, lawyers tell court
The court heard that Smith already served a custodial sentence in Syria and has lived with a 13-hour daily curfew since 2019.
# Non-jury court
Special Criminal Court extended for 12 months as Sinn Féin again abstains in Dáil vote
The Offences Against the State Act has been renewed for an additional 12 months.
# Murder Charge
Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch to seek pre-trial hearing and application to dismiss Regency charge
David Byrne was killed when five men stormed the building which was hosting a boxing weigh-in.
# Adrian Donohoe
Aaron Brady to stand trial in Special Criminal Court for plotting to pervert course of justice
Brady was handed a life sentence in 2020 for the fatal shooting of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe.
# Courts
Lisa Smith's lawyers make fresh bid to have charges against her dismissed
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
Gerry Hutch and Dowdall fail in bids to prevent their murder trials being heard by non-jury court
‘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
Court will consider verdicts in Lisa Smith trial
The former Irish soldier has pleaded not guilty to membership of an unlawful terrorist group, namely Islamic State.
# Special Criminal Court
Lisa Smith warned her family to become Muslim 'before it's too late', court told
Lisa Smith sent a Facebook message saying she would see her family in heaven if they converted, the Special Criminal Court heard today.
# Daniel O'Callaghan
Special Criminal Court sentences man to 10 years imprisonment over ATM thefts
He had pleaded not guilty to offences under Section 72 and 73 of the Criminal Justice Act.
# Courts
Three brothers jailed for nearly 20 years combined for their roles in ATM robberies
€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
Facebook in 'wholesale breach of privacy rights', Lisa Smith lawyers tell court
The legal team are objecting to the admissibility of messages sent using Facebook between Smith and known Islamist terrorists in Australia and Syria.
# Courts
Lisa Smith called government a 'shower of b*****ds' while talking 'anti-western stuff'
The court also heard that Smith was described by a superior officer in the Irish army as “industrious, hard-working and reliable”.
# Adrian Donohoe
Man charged with robbing credit union where garda was killed fights Special Criminal Court trial
Brendan Treanor is charged with participating in a robbery that occurred at the credit union on 25 January 2013.
# james gately
Gang member who put tracker device on rival Hutch member's car jailed for six-and-a-half years
Last November, Glynn changed his plea to guilty just after a week from when he went on trial.
# Courts
FBI agent tells court it was 'beyond suspicion' Lisa Smith joined Isis
Five counter-terrorism FBI agents gave evidence this week during legal argument in the trial.
# Courts
Hutch and Dowdall fail in bids to prevent murder trials being heard by non-jury court
Both men are charged with the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in 2016.
# Special Criminal Court
Jim Mansfield Jnr jailed by Special Criminal Court for 18 months
He was taken into custody last month after being found guilty of attempting to pervert the course of justice.