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#Special Criminal Court

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Man allegedly made bomb threats before visit of the Queen in 2011, trial hears

Donal Billings is charged with making bomb threats regarding a number of buses and the headquarters of Sinn Féin in May 2011.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 16 September, 2016

Three Dublin men charged with membership of the IRA

All three were remanded in custody and are due in court again on Tuesday.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Two Sligo men charged with IRA membership appear before Special Criminal Court

The men, aged 27 and 35, made no comment when they were arrested by gardaí.

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Man in court in connection with murder of Sinn Féin man turned MI5 agent

74-year-old Patrick Gillespie has been charged with withholding information regarding the involvement of another person in the killing.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Former Sinn Féin councillor and father charged with falsely imprisoning, assaulting and threatening to kill man

Each of the three charges against Jonathan Dowdall (39) and Patrick Dowdall (59) are alleged to have taken place in Dublin in January 2015.

# special-criminal-court - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Man appears in Special Criminal Court charged with possession of explosives

The 52-year-old man was arrested as part of an ongoing operation targeting dissident republican activity.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 27 May, 2016

Slab Murphy given November date for tax evasion appeal

The 66-year-old was sentenced to 18 months in prison in February.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Ex-Sinn Féin councillor charged with possession of firearms and intent to falsely imprison

Jonathan Dowdall (37) and his father Patrick Dowdall (59) were arrested this evening by members of the Special Detective Unit.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 15 April, 2016

Men arrested after gardaí found bomb in car on the Naas Road to appear in court

They are aged in their 30s and 40s and were detained at Ballyfermot and Ronanstown Garda stations.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 26 February, 2016

Thomas 'Slab' Murphy to appeal 18-month prison sentence

The high-profile republican was convicted of various tax offences at the Special Criminal Court last December.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 22 February, 2016

RTE receives 'a number of formal complaints' over Friday's Late Late Show

Crime correspondent Paul Williams took aim at gangland criminals – and Sinn Féin.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Sinn Féin claims RTÉ has been refusing to give it coverage

The party complained to the national broadcaster yesterday.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 12 February, 2016

Sentencing of Thomas 'Slab' Murphy put off until 26 February

The high-profile republican was convicted of tax offences in December of last year.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

We seem to have forgotten the Special Criminal Court is supposed to be exceptional

While Sinn Féin’s manifesto pledge was always going to attract close scrutiny, the shootings in the past week have thrust its existence to the top of the news-cycle, writes Dr Alan Greene.

FactCheck: Who wants to get rid of the Special Criminal Court?

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck examines claims made by Sinn Féin about a surprising election issue.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Sinn Féin wants to scrap the Special Criminal Court

The party has launched its manifesto in Dublin today.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 8 February, 2016

Poll: Do you think the Special Criminal Court should be scrapped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the Special Criminal Court should be scrapped?

The issue of the non-jury court has been back in the headlines in the wake of Friday’s shooting.

Gerry Adams has responded to Enda's comments linking IRA weapons to Friday's shooting

The Continuity IRA, which has its roots in a Provisional IRA split in 1986, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

Who is 'Slab' Murphy and why is he causing problems for Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin?

Explainer: Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin are facing more awkward questions. Here’s why…

# special-criminal-court - Monday 21 December, 2015

Adams stands by 'Slab' Murphy comments and thinks critics are 'hysterical'

The Sinn Féin leader has spoken about the case for the third straight day.

# special-criminal-court - Sunday 20 December, 2015

"Decent republicans are tax compliant" - Rivals attack Adams over 'Slab' Murphy comments

Micheál Martin and Alan Shatter have both come out against the Sinn Féin leader.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 18 December, 2015

Independent TD defends attempt to post bail for man accused of involvement in plot to bomb Prince Charles visit

Maureen O’Sullivan says the issue is about human rights.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Two men arrested over dissident activity in Dublin

One of the men will appear before the Special Criminal Court at 7.30pm this evening.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Man appears in court charged with being a member of the IRA

Ryan Glennon made no reply to the charge.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 19 June, 2015

Two decades after Veronica Guerin's murder, her killer is appealing his conviction

He is claiming a miscarriage of justice.

# special-criminal-court - Saturday 16 May, 2015

Three men charged as gardaí ramp up ahead of Prince Charles visit

A firearm and bomb parts had been found by gardaí.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 1 May, 2015

Man sentenced to life in prison for murder of gangland boss Eamon Kelly

Sean Connolly was sentenced at the Special Criminal Court today.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Tight security in court as man accused of gang murder turns State witness

There were significant delays at the Criminal Courts of Justice as every person entering was screened through security.

# special-criminal-court - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Man in court after dissident republican arrests in Dublin

The man in his 30s will be before the Special Criminal Court tonight.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 14 July, 2014

Austerity has 'weakened' the human rights of Ireland's most vulnerable

The State is appearing before a United Nations committee to hear concerns over human rights in Ireland.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Three men to appear before Special Criminal Court in connection with Republican activity

Two other men have been released and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Special Criminal Court trial 'did not violate human rights' of IRA member

Kenneth Donohoe claimed his right to a fair trial was not upheld by the Special Criminal Court. The European Court of Human Rights did not agree.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Column: The Special Criminal Court erodes our rights – it needs to be abolished

We should be able to protect jurors and witnesses from intimidation without breaching the fundamental right to trial by jury, writes Jane Horgan-Jones.

# special-criminal-court - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Aaron McKenna: The Special Criminal Court is the best solution for organised crime

The court has been criticised by human rights bodies – but until we can guarantee a fair trial by jury where witnesses, jurors, and others are protected from intimidation we need to keep it, writes Aaron McKenna.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Poll: Should the Special Criminal Court be abolished? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Special Criminal Court be abolished?

The court has been criticised by the United Nation’s Commission on Human Rights – but its purpose is to ensure juries are not intimidated.

Sisters "plainly terrified" of John Dundon - but they told the truth anyway

TheJournal.ie recaps the evidence given by April and Lisa Collins which led to the Special Criminal Court handing down a life sentence to known criminal and killer John Dundon.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Why was Dundon allowed wear headphones during today's judgement?

John Dundon listened to rap music throughout today’s ruling. Many have been asking why the judges allowed him to do so.

Commissioner welcomes Dundon trial result after 'painstaking' investigation

Martin Callinan said the verdict endorses the capacity of the State to deal with this type of serious criminal case.

Dundon sat listening to headphones as he was convicted of murder

John Dundon removed his headphones only to listen to his defence counsel as his solicitor says he maintains his innocence.

# special-criminal-court - Friday 5 July, 2013

Eight men due in court over dissident republican activity

Nine men were arrested in two raids in Dublin on Wednesday, with one being released by gardaí since then.