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# Special Criminal Court

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Man accused of murdering Gareth Hutch was recognised in chase after shooting, court told
As a result, Jonathan Keogh’s home was searched.
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.
Freddie Thompson was 'one of many fingers on the trigger' in killing of man, court told
David Douglas was murdered on 1 July 2016.
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.
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.
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.
GSOC launches legal bid to get transcripts related to Tony Golden killer
Adrian Crevan Mackin killed Garda Tony Golden in October 2015.
Man jailed for life over murder of manager of Sunset House pub
Eamonn Cumberton had denied the murder of Michael Barr on 25 April 2016.
Two Dublin men charged with possession of 4kg of explosive TNT
One of the men was previously charged with membership of the IRA.
Man who allegedly carried loaded gun on Dublin-Belfast train to be tried at non-jury Special Criminal Court
23-year-old Ciaran Ryan was charged with three firearms offences following the July incident.
Man accused of IRA membership denies buying Shamrock glucose to make explosives
Seamus McGrane from Louth has pleaded not guilty to membership of the IRA.
Man charged with conspiracy to murder friend of Hutch family to face non-jury trial
The court heard that it’s the DPP’s view that “the ordinary courts are not effective for the administration of justice” in this case.
Dublin man to face Special Criminal Court trial over killing of dissident republican
35-year-old Peter Butterly was shot dead outside The Huntsman Inn in Gormanston, Co Meath.
Four men to be charged over the killing of dissident republican in Meath pub
Peter Butterly was shot dead at the Huntsman Inn in Gormanston, Dublin in 2013.
Woman (39) to go on trial accused of murder of Gareth Hutch
He was shot dead outside his home in Dublin.
Two men due before in court after explosives seized in Dublin on Friday
A 55-year-old man has been released without charge.
Man in his 30s appears in court over dissident Republican activity
A second man remains in custody.
Ex-Sinn Féin councillor pleads guilty to false imprisonment and threatening to kill a man
Jonathan Dowdall and his father will be sentenced on 28 April.
Trial collapses after court hears gardaí tell accused they would arrest his partner
Eimantas Valteris was the first Lithuanian to stand trial at the Special Criminal Court.
Second man (18) charged with murder of David 'Daithi' Douglas
Douglas was shot dead on a Dublin street last year.
Man jailed for eight years for making 500lb bomb
62-year-old Philip McKevitt was yesterday convicted for constructing the device at his Co Louth home in 2010.
Dissident republican caught at Busaras with "four blocks of TNT" and detonators
The incident last June saw Busaras evacuated the Special Criminal Court heard yesterday.
Man jailed for breaking into home in middle of night and raping former sexual partner
The accused man has been jailed for 10 years.
Three men charged with dissident republican activity in Cork
The three men, ranging in age from the mid-30s to their early 50s, were arrested on Thursday evening.
Man who made bomb threats during Queen's visit jailed for 8.5 years
The judge said Donal Billings “recklessly exposed passengers, staff and members of the emergency services to very significant risk of serious injury or death”.
Bomb on Dublin-bound bus during Queen's visit would have caused "complete destruction"
Donal Billings has also been convicted of making false telephone threats.
Bail refused for former Sinn Féin councillor charged with falsely imprisoning and threatening to kill man
Jonathan Dowdall stands accused of the offences together with his father stemming from incidents on the 15 January 2015.
Complaint over Paul Williams calling some Sinn Féin voters "drug dealers" and "killers" on Late Late dismissed
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’.
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.
Three Dublin men charged with membership of the IRA
All three were remanded in custody and are due in court again on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Slab Murphy given November date for tax evasion appeal
The 66-year-old was sentenced to 18 months in prison in February.