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# Special Criminal Court

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Lisa Smith was legally arrested in 2019, court rules
Lawyers for former Defence Forces soldier had challenged the legality of her arrest on her return to Ireland.
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Three brothers who were part of ATM theft gang remanded in custody ahead of sentencing
Stephen, Gerard and Ciaran Duffy were present in the three-judge court for their sentence hearing.
# Courts
Lisa Smith 'threw her life away to go and join a violent, extremist ideology', court hears
The Lisa Smith trial continues today.
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Lisa Smith: Judges reject call to dismiss charges - trial starts tomorrow
Smith is charged with alleged offences associated with membership of Islamic State.
# islamic state
Lisa Smith bid to have charges dropped to be decided on Monday
The 39-year-old, from Co Louth, is accused of being a member of Islamic State and financing terrorism.
# YZ
Ringleader of gang who kidnapped and assaulted Kevin Lunney named as Alan Harte
Harte was sentenced to 30 years in prison by the non-jury Special Criminal Court last month
# Special Criminal Court
'Spotter' for 'murder gang' who killed Eamon Kelly sentenced to life in prison
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
Mansfield Jnr was acquitted of a separate charge of conspiracy to falsely imprison his former employee Martin Byrne.
# Special Criminal Court
Bid by Lisa Smith to have terror charges dropped to be heard today
Smith, 39, is accused of being a member of the so-called Islamic State (IS) and financing terrorism.
# Special Criminal Court
Court hears details of Kinahan gang member placing tracking device on murder target's car
The intended target of the hit was James ‘Mago’ Gately who was living in Belfast at the time.
# Court
Lisa Smith's bid to have terror charges dropped will be heard next week
Lisa Smith’s trial before the non-jury court was due to start this week.
# Court
Lisa Smith trial expected to be delayed as defence seek for case to be struck out
Smith is charged with alleged membership of terror group Islamic State (ISIS) and other associated charges.
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# key locations
Border villages and isolated backroads: The key locations in the abduction of Kevin Lunney
The Special Criminal Court has sentenced three men for their role in the abduction and torture of Kevin Lunney.
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.
# kevin lunney trial
From Kevin Lunney's own startling testimony to rows about phone data: The trial's key evidence
The Lunney Abduction trial lasted from June to August at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin.
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
Three found guilty of false imprisonment and assault of QIH director Kevin Lunney
# kevin lunney
Three men found guilty of Kevin Lunney abduction and torture sentenced to between 18 and 30 years
The three men had denied the charges.
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Man jailed for possessing over €100,000 of cross-border gang's ATM theft
Niall Finnegan will serve three years for possessing the proceeds of ATM thefts by a criminal organisation.
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One man found guilty and one acquitted over killing of gangland figure Eamon Kelly
Kelly was shot four times in the back as he walked towards his home in north Dublin in December of 2012.
# kinahan cartel
Garda application to ban media from special criminal court during gang killing trial refused
The judge ruled there was “nothing wrong” with the media being present as long as no gardaí are identified.
# Special Criminal Court
Trial of man accused of involvement in Kinahan cartel plot to murder Hutch rival begins
Douglas Glynn appeared at the non-jury court pleading not guilty to his involvement in the plot to murder James Gately
# kevin lunney
Three found guilty of false imprisonment and assault of QIH director Kevin Lunney
The court found the prosecution had proven beyond reasonable doubt that they had abducted Lunney.
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Gerry Hutch challenges jurisdiction of non-jury Special Criminal Court to hear his trial
The trial has been fixed for October 2022.
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Judge begins delivering verdict in Kevin Lunney abduction trial
Four men had pleaded not guilty to the abduction and assault of the Quinn Industrial Holdings executive.
# Special Criminal Court
Court rejects defence application to delay verdict in Kevin Lunney abduction trial
Kevin Lunney was an executive with Quinn Industrial Holdings when he was allegedly
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'Absolutely enormous' volume of documents in Lisa Smith case is crashing printers
Lisa Smith is accused of being a member of ISIS and of financing terrorism.
# Ard Fheis
Sinn Féin to debate ending total opposition to Special Criminal Court
A motion to be voted on at the party’s Ard Fheis on Saturday will continue to oppose the use of the court, apart from in “exceptional circumstances
# Special Criminal Court
Judgement for men accused of gangland figure Eamon Kelly's murder to be delivered next month
Father-of-nine Eamon Kelly was shot four times in the chest as he walked towards his home.
Court told State's chief witness against Jim Mansfield Jnr lied about IRA relationship
Mansfield Jnr pleaded not guilty to conspiring with one or more persons to falsely imprison Martin Byrne.
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Former Sinn Féin councillor and three co-accused to go on trial over Regency Hotel killing
Justice Tony Hunt fixed 3 October 2022 for a trial.
# Thomas McConnell
Dublin man to be tried at Special Criminal Court for 2016 murder of Gareth Hutch
Gareth Hutch was shot dead in Dublin in May 2016.
# Peter Keating
'Senior member' of Kinahan cartel jailed for directing attempted hit on Hutch gang member
Mr Justice Tony Hunt today said Peter Keating was a “repository of trust and confidence” for the organised crime group.
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Defence gives closing speeches for three accused in Kevin Lunney abduction
A defence barrister said the actions of suspect ‘YZ’ are “suspicious” but do not lead to the conclusion he tortured Kevin Lunney.
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Man who booked flights for hitman in Kinahan Cartel's bid to murder 'Mago' Gately is jailed
James Mago Gately was shot several times in 2017.
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Garda National Surveillance Unit planted device in alleged Kevin Lunney abduction van
The van was left unlocked on a Dublin street.
# Court
Jonathan Dowdall takes legal action to stop his trial for Regency Hotel murder being heard in the Special Criminal Court
Jonathan Dowdall is charged with the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel, Whitehall, Dublin 9 on 5 February, 2016
# Quinn Industrial Holdings
Kevin Lunney was still in pain and fearful one month after abduction, doctor tells trial
The Special Criminal Court heard that wounds to Kevin Lunney’s face required 24 stitches.
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Man caught with €350k for 'pernicious' transnational crime group jailed for seven years
The judge said that Jason Reed’s behaviour was “not a one-off but representative of a course of conduct”.
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Kevin Lunney trial: Barrister says gardaí breaching privacy and constitutional rights of citizens
Four men have pleaded not guilty to abducting and assaulting Mr Lunnye.