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# Special Criminal Court

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Man charged in Kevin Lunney case brings challenge against Special Criminal Court
Alan O’Brien is the second of the four accused men to challenge the SCC’s jurisdiction to hear the trial.
Two Kinahan Cartel members jailed over plot to murder Hutch family member
Patrick Curtis and Mohammed Smew are the last two men to be sentenced for their involvement in the plan to kill Patsy Hutch.
Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith returned for trial at Special Criminal Court
Smith is accused of membership of the terror group Islamic State.
Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith sent forward for trial to Special Criminal Court
Smith is accused of membership of the terror group Islamic State.
Jailing Kinahan cartel member with claustrophobia akin to 'putting man with arachnophobia in a cell with spiders'
A Portlaoise Prison GP said Patrick Curtis’s anxiety is ‘severe’.
Derek Devoy jailed for 15 years over incident in which he assaulted garda and 'ran amok' with machine gun
A judge said it was an “appalling” act and “dangerous beyond belief”.
Dublin pub murder: Major part of DNA profile on piece of evidence recovered matches accused, court hears
Michael Barr was shot dead at a pub in Summerhill in 2016.
'Very unusual' that no further action was taken by Homeland Security against witness in Garda murder trial
US immigration expert said that he had never seen a case where a visa overstayer was released.
Man accused of murdering Adrian Donohoe 'gave voluntary statement to Gardaí despite solicitor's advice'
Brady’s solicitor told the defence counsel that Brady was concerned about being linked to the murder on social media.
Two more men charged with involvement in attempted murder of James 'Mago' Gately
The men were charged at the Special Criminal Court.
Man accused of having loaded firearm told gardaí he had travelled to Dublin to look at cars
Edward McDonnell (55) has pleaded not guilty to being in unlawful possession of a semi-automatic pistol with intent to endanger life.
Man (39) accused of attack on Kevin Lunney seeks to have charges dismissed
He is charged with false imprisonment and assault causing serious harm
Seanad votes to continue serious organised crime trials to be heard without a jury for another year
New Justice Minister Helen McEntee addressed senators today on why the legislation should be extended.
Mandate of Special Criminal Court renewed in Dáil vote as Sinn Féin abstains rather than rejects it for first time
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has announced a review of the Offences Against the State Act.
Machine gun struggle between gardaí and gangland criminal ended in bathtub next to grenade
The Special Criminal Court heard the evidence during the sentencing of Derek Devoy.
Barman shot during fundraiser for wives of IRA prisoners at Dublin's Sunset House
Liverpool native David Hunter (41) is accused of the murder of Michael Barr.
Third man charged over alleged Christy Keane murder plot
The man appeared before the Special Criminal Court today.
Members of Kinahan gang were paid €20,000 for 'setting people up for a hit," court hears
A sentencing hearing for three individuals was heard before the Special Criminal Court today.
Kinahan foot soldier 'poured cold water' on Hutch murder plot, court hears
Mark Capper will be sentenced on 9 June.
Men charged over Kevin Lunney abduction granted bail after video-link hearing from Portlaoise Prison
Luke O’Reilly of Kilcogy, Co Cavan and Darren Redmond of East Wall, Dublin are charged with false imprisonment and assault causing serious harm.
Man (37) who had 'central role' in Kinahan cartel murder plot jailed for eight years
Liam Brannigan was “intimately involved” in all aspects of the planning to murder Gary Hanley, the court heard.
'Lengthy' trial expected in Special Criminal Court for four men charged with Kevin Lunney false imprisonment
The abduction trial is expected to begin in January 2021.
Man who was 'conduit of order from on high' jailed for six years for Dublin murder plot
Dean Howe was sentenced at the Special Criminal Court after pleading guilty.
Explainer: What is the Special Criminal Court and what is Sinn Féin's stance on it?
The court was set up after the IRA launched a bombing camapign in Britain on the eve of World War II and experts say it has become “normalised”.
Man convicted by Special Criminal Court of Kinahan cartel murder plot
Liam Brannigan was charged with conspiring to murder Gary Hanley
Getaway driver accidentally set fire to trousers while trying to burn stolen vehicle after Dublin murder
Gareth Brophy has pleaded guilty to helping facilitate the murder of David Douglas.
Five men appear in court charged with conspiring to murder Hutch family member
Each of the accused men are charged with taking various roles with the intention of helping with the murder of Patrick ‘Patsy’ Hutch.
Secret recordings include man accused of conspiring to murder Dublin man discussing shooting
The prosecution say the court will hear “detailed discussions” about how Gary Hanley was to be shot.
'Mr Nobody' jailed for managing Kinahan gang's 'arsenal'
Declan Brady was sentenced to 11-and-a-half years imprisonment by the Special Criminal Court.
Jim Mansfield Jnr charged with conspiracy to commit false imprisonment
He appeared before an out-of-hours sitting of the non-jury Special Criminal Court tonight.
Gangland criminal Alan Wilson pleads guilty to conspiring to murder Dublin man
Wilson admitted to conspiring with Joseph Kelly, Liam Brannigan, Luke Wilson and other persons to murder Gary Hanley.
Two men, including grandson of former Dublin Lord Mayor, sentenced for possession of explosives
They were discovered with 4kg of TNT and a hand grenade in a densely populated area.
'Border Fox' Dessie O'Hare jailed for seven years for assault and false imprisonment
Mr Justice Tony Hunt said today that the violent side of O’Hare’s personality is a source of continuing concern.
Explosives found in Dublin car equal to over half amount used in Omagh bombing, court hears
John Roche (55) and John Brock (46) were last week found guilty of possessing 167kg of explosives in the boot of a car.
Monaghan mechanic (55) found guilty of IRA membership at Special Criminal Court
James Joseph Cassidy will be sentenced on 29 April.
Regency trial collapses as murder charge against Patrick Hutch dropped
Hutch was accused of the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in February 2016.
Leader of so-called New IRA in Dublin given life sentence for murder of dissident republican
Kevin Braney was found guilty of the premeditated murder of 35-year-old Peter Butterly.
Man pleads guilty to helping a criminal gang carry out a murder on a Dublin street
David Douglas was shot dead in the south inner city on 1 July 2016.
Estonian man pleads guilty to conspiring to murder man in Northern Ireland
The defendant has been remanded in custody until 30 November, when he will be sentenced.
Special Criminal Court convicts three people for murdering 'Monk' nephew Gareth Hutch
All three denied murdering Gareth Hutch outside Avondale House flats in 2016.