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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Special Criminal Court

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# Adrian Crevan Mackin
GSOC launches legal bid to get transcripts related to Tony Golden killer
Adrian Crevan Mackin killed Garda Tony Golden in October 2015.
# Special Criminal Court
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.
# Special Criminal Court
Two Dublin men charged with possession of 4kg of explosive TNT
One of the men was previously charged with membership of the IRA.
# ciaran ryan
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.
# Court
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.
# Peter Butterly
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.
# Peter Butterly
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.
# Courts
Woman (39) to go on trial accused of murder of Gareth Hutch
He was shot dead outside his home in Dublin.
# Special Criminal Court
Two men due before in court after explosives seized in Dublin on Friday
A 55-year-old man has been released without charge.
# meath and dublin
Man in his 30s appears in court over dissident Republican activity
A second man remains in custody.
# Jonathan Dowdall
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.
# Special Criminal Court
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.
# Courts
Second man (18) charged with murder of David 'Daithi' Douglas
Douglas was shot dead on a Dublin street last year.
# Special Criminal Court
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.
# Special Criminal Court
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.
# Courts
Man jailed for breaking into home in middle of night and raping former sexual partner
The accused man has been jailed for 10 years.
# Special Criminal Court
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.
# donal billings
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”.
# Threats
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.
# Special Criminal Court
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.
# Bai
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’.
# Special Criminal Court
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.
# Dissident Republicans
Three Dublin men charged with membership of the IRA
All three were remanded in custody and are due in court again on Tuesday.
# Dissident Republicans
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.
# Denis Donaldson
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.
# Special Criminal Court
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.
# Court
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.
# Special Criminal Court
Slab Murphy given November date for tax evasion appeal
The 66-year-old was sentenced to 18 months in prison in February.
# Special Criminal Court
Ex-Sinn Féin councillor charged with possession of firearms and intent to falsely imprison
Jonathan Dowdall (37) and his father Patrick Dowdall (59) were arrested this evening by members of the Special Detective Unit.
# Special Criminal Court
Men arrested after gardaí found bomb in car on the Naas Road to appear in court
They are aged in their 30s and 40s and were detained at Ballyfermot and Ronanstown Garda stations.
# Special Criminal Court
Thomas 'Slab' Murphy to appeal 18-month prison sentence
The high-profile republican was convicted of various tax offences at the Special Criminal Court last December.
# Special Criminal Court
RTE receives 'a number of formal complaints' over Friday's Late Late Show
Crime correspondent Paul Williams took aim at gangland criminals – and Sinn Féin.
# Row
Sinn Féin claims RTÉ has been refusing to give it coverage
The party complained to the national broadcaster yesterday.
# Special Criminal Court
Sentencing of Thomas 'Slab' Murphy put off until 26 February
The high-profile republican was convicted of tax offences in December of last year.
We seem to have forgotten the Special Criminal Court is supposed to be exceptional
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.
# GE16 Fact Check
FactCheck: Who wants to get rid of the Special Criminal Court?’s GE16 FactCheck examines claims made by Sinn Féin about a surprising election issue.
# Election 2016
Sinn Féin wants to scrap the Special Criminal Court
The party has launched its manifesto in Dublin today.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think the Special Criminal Court should be scrapped?
The issue of the non-jury court has been back in the headlines in the wake of Friday’s shooting.
# drumcondra attack
Gerry Adams has responded to Enda's comments linking IRA weapons to Friday's shooting
The Continuity IRA, which has its roots in a Provisional IRA split in 1986, has claimed responsibility for the attack.