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#Special Criminal Court

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Second man (18) charged with murder of David 'Daithi' Douglas
# Courts
# Courts

Second man (18) charged with murder of David 'Daithi' Douglas

Mar 16th 2017, 12:02 PM 10,997 Views 0 Comments

Douglas was shot dead on a Dublin street last year.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Man jailed for eight years for making 500lb bomb
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Man jailed for eight years for making 500lb bomb

Feb 14th 2017, 6:10 AM 11,657 Views 15 Comments

62-year-old Philip McKevitt was yesterday convicted for constructing the device at his Co Louth home in 2010.

# special-criminal-court - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Dissident republican caught at Busaras with "four blocks of TNT" and detonators
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Dissident republican caught at Busaras with "four blocks of TNT" and detonators

Jan 31st 2017, 7:25 AM 14,553 Views 0 Comments

The incident last June saw Busaras evacuated the Special Criminal Court heard yesterday.

# special-criminal-court - Monday 30 January, 2017

Man jailed for breaking into home in middle of night and raping former sexual partner
# Courts
# Courts

Man jailed for breaking into home in middle of night and raping former sexual partner

Jan 30th 2017, 3:34 PM 27,903 Views 0 Comments

The accused man has been jailed for 10 years.

# special-criminal-court - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Three men charged with dissident republican activity in Cork
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Three men charged with dissident republican activity in Cork

Dec 17th 2016, 8:14 AM 7,895 Views 0 Comments

The three men, ranging in age from the mid-30s to their early 50s, were arrested on Thursday evening.

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Man who made bomb threats during Queen's visit jailed for 8.5 years
# Donal Billings
# Donal Billings

Man who made bomb threats during Queen's visit jailed for 8.5 years

Dec 15th 2016, 7:25 PM 14,463 Views 51 Comments

The judge said Donal Billings “recklessly exposed passengers, staff and members of the emergency services to very significant risk of serious injury or death”.

# special-criminal-court - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Bomb on Dublin-bound bus during Queen's visit would have caused "complete destruction"
# Threats
# Threats

Bomb on Dublin-bound bus during Queen's visit would have caused "complete destruction"

Nov 30th 2016, 5:13 PM 18,014 Views 0 Comments

Donal Billings has also been convicted of making false telephone threats.

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 10 November, 2016

Bail refused for former Sinn Féin councillor charged with falsely imprisoning and threatening to kill man
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Bail refused for former Sinn Féin councillor charged with falsely imprisoning and threatening to kill man

Nov 10th 2016, 12:18 PM 14,318 Views 0 Comments

Jonathan Dowdall stands accused of the offences together with his father stemming from incidents on the 15 January 2015.

# special-criminal-court - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Complaint over Paul Williams calling some Sinn Féin voters "drug dealers" and "killers" on Late Late dismissed
# Bai
# Bai

Complaint over Paul Williams calling some Sinn Féin voters "drug dealers" and "killers" on Late Late dismissed

Oct 27th 2016, 2:20 PM 24,129 Views 106 Comments

Williams said that anyone who voted for Sinn Féin on foot of the party’s plan to get rid of the Special Criminal Court were ‘drug dealers, killers, kidnappers, and terrorists’.

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

Man allegedly made bomb threats before visit of the Queen in 2011, trial hears
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

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

Oct 4th 2016, 7:00 PM 9,127 Views 0 Comments

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
# Dissident Republicans
# Dissident Republicans

Three Dublin men charged with membership of the IRA

Sep 16th 2016, 3:22 PM 18,287 Views 0 Comments

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
# Dissident Republicans
# Dissident Republicans

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

Aug 17th 2016, 9:30 AM 26,832 Views 0 Comments

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
# Denis Donaldson
# Denis Donaldson

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

Jul 28th 2016, 5:38 PM 12,707 Views 0 Comments

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
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

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

Jul 27th 2016, 5:27 PM 27,970 Views 0 Comments

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
# Court
# Court

Man appears in Special Criminal Court charged with possession of explosives

Jun 18th 2016, 9:32 AM 8,362 Views 0 Comments

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
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Slab Murphy given November date for tax evasion appeal

May 27th 2016, 3:30 PM 8,943 Views 0 Comments

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
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

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

May 24th 2016, 9:22 PM 33,642 Views 0 Comments

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
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

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

Apr 15th 2016, 5:11 PM 15,392 Views 0 Comments

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
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

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

Feb 26th 2016, 11:45 AM 45,495 Views 0 Comments

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
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

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

Feb 22nd 2016, 5:47 PM 115,156 Views 213 Comments

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
# Row
# Row

Sinn Féin claims RTÉ has been refusing to give it coverage

Feb 17th 2016, 1:51 PM 35,047 Views 207 Comments

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
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

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

Feb 12th 2016, 1:15 PM 29,336 Views 105 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Feb 10th 2016, 12:30 PM 1,584 Views 138 Comments

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?
# GE16 Fact Check
# GE16 Fact Check

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

Feb 10th 2016, 7:00 AM 26,487 Views 121 Comments

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
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

Sinn Féin wants to scrap the Special Criminal Court

Feb 9th 2016, 1:15 PM 24,179 Views 307 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Feb 8th 2016, 8:30 PM 32,358 Views 152 Comments

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
# Drumcondra Attack
# Drumcondra Attack

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

Feb 8th 2016, 3:00 PM 34,327 Views 198 Comments

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
# Explainer

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

Dec 22nd 2015, 9:47 PM 52,795 Views 287 Comments

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'
# Points Scoring
# Points Scoring

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

Dec 21st 2015, 1:45 PM 17,307 Views 270 Comments

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
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

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

Dec 20th 2015, 3:24 PM 23,015 Views 306 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
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

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

Dec 18th 2015, 11:43 AM 17,151 Views 0 Comments

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
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Two men arrested over dissident activity in Dublin

Nov 25th 2015, 7:32 PM 11,371 Views 0 Comments

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
# Dissident Republicans
# Dissident Republicans

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

Jul 29th 2015, 10:50 PM 16,621 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Jun 19th 2015, 3:43 PM 17,770 Views 25 Comments

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
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

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

May 16th 2015, 12:06 PM 19,431 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

May 1st 2015, 12:51 PM 12,944 Views 8 Comments

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
# Murder Trial
# Murder Trial

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

Nov 18th 2014, 3:37 PM 26,439 Views 0 Comments

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
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Man in court after dissident republican arrests in Dublin

Jul 19th 2014, 8:05 PM 10,328 Views 0 Comments

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
# United Nations
# United Nations

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

Jul 14th 2014, 11:44 AM 7,610 Views 36 Comments

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
# Dissident Republicans
# Dissident Republicans

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

May 27th 2014, 8:49 PM 10,453 Views 0 Comments

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