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# Special Criminal Court

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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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
Garda National Surveillance Unit planted device in alleged Kevin Lunney abduction van
The van was left unlocked on a Dublin street.
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
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.
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”.
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.
Defence lawyers in the Kevin Lunney abduction trial are challenging garda CCTV evidence
The court heard that footage was gathered from Cavan, Monaghan, Westmeath and Dublin by gardaí.
Senior Kinahan gang member, his wife and mistress laundered cash through Spanish property and a wedding
Declan ‘Mr Nobody’ Brady, his wife Deirdre Brady and his mistress Erika Lukacs appeared at the Special Criminal Court today.
Kevin Lunney trial: Garda access to phone records comes under defence spotlight in second week
Gardaí had given evidence about obtaining search warrants for phone records in relation to their investigation.
Trial of two men accused of murdering Eamon Kelly hears evidence of burning Lexus
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
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
Keane Mulready-Woods died aged 17 in January.
Defence barrister in Kevin Lunney case argues that mobile phone evidence was collected using invalid warrants
Counsel for one of the accused said there was an “information deficit” in the application for a warrant for phone records.
Lee Canavan given life sentence over role in the murder of David 'Daithí' Douglas
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
He was giving evidence at the trial of four men accused of falsely imprisoning him and causing him serious harm.
Trial begins of four men accused of abducting QIH director Kevin Lunney
The Special Criminal Court heard today that there will be 250 witnesses in the ‘complex’ case.
Special Criminal Court upholds its right to hear trial of four accused of causing serious harm to Kevin Lunney
Counsel argued the court has become a “permanent and perpetual” structure that is not permitted by the legislation that brought it into existence.
Trial delayed for four men accused of falsely imprisoning Kevin Lunney
Sean Guerin SC told the court that a matter of law must be dealt with before the trial can go ahead.
Trial of four accused of abducting and assaulting Kevin Lunney to proceed at end of month
The case had originally been fixed for trial on 11 January at the non-jury court.
Bail granted to one of three men accused of helping gang out with Regency shooting
Jason Bonney has been granted bail, he and two other men, are charged in connection with the Regency Hotel murder of David Byrne.
Senior cartel lieutenant 'Mr Nobody' admits to stashing €268,000 in Kildare attic
This afternoon, Declan Brady pleaded guilty at a brief hearing to possessing €268,000 concealed in a loft in Naas.
Third man to face trial over murder of Michael Barr at Sunset House pub in 2016
Two people have already been jailed for life for the murder.
Trial of man accused of murdering David 'Daithi' Douglas opens at Special Criminal Court
The State is alleging that Lee Canavan “literally pulled the trigger” in the crime.
Kinahan cartel hitman jailed for 20 years for attempted murder of James 'Mago' Gately
The victim was shot five times as he sat in his car at a filling station in May 2017.
Review ordered into Special Criminal Court laws used in dissident republican and gangland criminal trials
Former Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan had previoulsy committed to the review of the laws.
Quinn executive Kevin Lunney's abduction trial delayed due to coronavirus concerns
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
Caolan Smyth’s co-accused was found guilty of assisting in burning out a getaway car.
One of Kevin Lunney accused made 'planted' DNA complaint to Garda Ombudsman, court hears
Lunney (50) was abducted close to his home in Co Fermanagh on the evening of 17 September 2019.
Kevin Lunney case not ready to proceed over phone data law 'uncertainty', court hears
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.
Suspected outbreak of coronavirus at Mountjoy Prison postpones firearms trial
The suspected outbreak has led to the postponement of a firearms trial at the Special Criminal Court.
Court told Jim Mansfield Jnr 'effectively delivered' an employee to men who falsely imprisoned him
Mansfield is charged with conspiracy to commit false imprisonment.
Man who supplied car in IRA operation to put bomb under PSNI officer's jeep sentenced to three years
Robert O’Leary previously said “never in a million years” would he be involved with the IRA.
Three men accused of involvement in attempted murder of Christy Keane served with books of evidence
Keane was shot a number of times on 29 June 2015.
Trial of former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith to begin in January 2022
Smith is charged with membership of the Islamic State terrorist group and with financing terrorism.