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Man (39) accused of attack on Kevin Lunney seeks to have charges dismissed
He is charged with false imprisonment and assault causing serious harm
# Special Criminal Court
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.
# non-jury trials
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.
# Special Criminal Court
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.
# Special Criminal Court
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.
# Special Criminal Court
Third man charged over alleged Christy Keane murder plot
The man appeared before the Special Criminal Court today.
# Courts
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.
# Courts
Kinahan foot soldier 'poured cold water' on Hutch murder plot, court hears
Mark Capper will be sentenced on 9 June.
# Special Criminal Court
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.
# Special Criminal Court
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.
# Courts
'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.
# Courts
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.
# ge2020
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”.
# Courts
Man convicted by Special Criminal Court of Kinahan cartel murder plot
Liam Brannigan was charged with conspiring to murder Gary Hanley
# gareth brophy
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.
# patrick hutch
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.
# Special Criminal Court
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.
# Declan Brady
'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.
# 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.
# gary hanley
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.
# Special Criminal Court
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.
# Special Criminal Court
'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.
# Special Criminal Court
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.
# Courts
Monaghan mechanic (55) found guilty of IRA membership at Special Criminal Court
James Joseph Cassidy will be sentenced on 29 April.
# Special Criminal Court
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.
# Sentencing
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.
# daithi douglas
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.
# Courts
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
Special Criminal Court convicts three people for murdering 'Monk' nephew Gareth Hutch
All three denied murdering Gareth Hutch outside Avondale House flats in 2016.
# Courts
Court of Appeal rejects application by Brian Rattigan to have drug dealing conviction quashed
The 37 year-old is the first person to be found guilty of charges connected to drug dealing while in prison.
# Blackpool
Two men, aged 24 and 32, charged in connection with Aidan O’Driscoll murder
Aidan O’Driscoll, a former Real IRA chief, was killed in December 2016.
# Dean Evans
Man who shot dead a dissident republican in pub car park gets life sentence
Dean Evans apologised to his victim’s family and said he made decisions as a younger man that he would not make today.
# Special Criminal Court
Verdicts in Gareth Hutch murder trial to be handed down in October
Hutch was shot dead as he was getting into his car outside Avondale House flats on North Cumberland Street in Dublin.
# coalitions
Junior minister says a government involving Sinn Féin would 'risk security of State'
Patrick O’Donovan ruled out the possibility of a coalition between his party and Sinn Féin.
# Special Criminal Court
Man accused of murdering Gareth Hutch was recognised in chase after shooting, court told
As a result, Jonathan Keogh’s home was searched.
# Special Criminal Court
Witnesses tell Freddie Thompson trial they saw car 'repeatedly crashing' into another car before it was set on fire
Two witnesses gave evidence in court today.
# Dublin
Freddie Thompson was 'one of many fingers on the trigger' in killing of man, court told
David Douglas was murdered on 1 July 2016.
# Courts
Regency trial adjourned for three months over investigation into death of lead investigator
Senior prosecuting counsel Sean Gillane SC told the court today that “considerable progress” had been made in the enquiry.
# Special Criminal Court
Man charged in connection with murder of Michael Barr at Sunset House pub
Martin Aylmer (31), of Casino Park, Marino, was charged today before the Special Criminal Court.
# Court
Dessie O'Hare to stand trial accused of false imprisonment and threatening a man's life
O’Hare was charged on 9 June 2015. He appeared before the Dublin District Court today where he was served a booked of evidence.