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# Special Criminal Court

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Slab Murphy given November date for tax evasion appeal
The 66-year-old was sentenced to 18 months in prison in February.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sinn Féin claims RTÉ has been refusing to give it coverage
The party complained to the national broadcaster yesterday.
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.
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.
Sinn Féin wants to scrap the Special Criminal Court
The party has launched its manifesto in Dublin today.
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.
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.
Who is 'Slab' Murphy and why is he causing problems for Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin?
Explainer: Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin are facing more awkward questions. Here’s why…
Adams stands by 'Slab' Murphy comments and thinks critics are 'hysterical'
The Sinn Féin leader has spoken about the case for the third straight day.
"Decent republicans are tax compliant" - Rivals attack Adams over 'Slab' Murphy comments
Micheál Martin and Alan Shatter have both come out against the Sinn Féin leader.
Independent TD defends attempt to post bail for man accused of involvement in plot to bomb Prince Charles visit
Maureen O’Sullivan says the issue is about human rights.
Two men arrested over dissident activity in Dublin
One of the men will appear before the Special Criminal Court at 7.30pm this evening.
Man appears in court charged with being a member of the IRA
Ryan Glennon made no reply to the charge.
Two decades after Veronica Guerin's murder, her killer is appealing his conviction
He is claiming a miscarriage of justice.
Three men charged as gardaí ramp up ahead of Prince Charles visit
A firearm and bomb parts had been found by gardaí.
Man sentenced to life in prison for murder of gangland boss Eamon Kelly
Sean Connolly was sentenced at the Special Criminal Court today.
Tight security in court as man accused of gang murder turns State witness
There were significant delays at the Criminal Courts of Justice as every person entering was screened through security.
Man in court after dissident republican arrests in Dublin
The man in his 30s will be before the Special Criminal Court tonight.
Austerity has 'weakened' the human rights of Ireland's most vulnerable
The State is appearing before a United Nations committee to hear concerns over human rights in Ireland.
Three men to appear before Special Criminal Court in connection with Republican activity
Two other men have been released and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Special Criminal Court trial 'did not violate human rights' of IRA member
Kenneth Donohoe claimed his right to a fair trial was not upheld by the Special Criminal Court. The European Court of Human Rights did not agree.
Column: The Special Criminal Court erodes our rights – it needs to be abolished
We should be able to protect jurors and witnesses from intimidation without breaching the fundamental right to trial by jury, writes Jane Horgan-Jones.
Aaron McKenna: The Special Criminal Court is the best solution for organised crime
The court has been criticised by human rights bodies – but until we can guarantee a fair trial by jury where witnesses, jurors, and others are protected from intimidation we need to keep it, writes Aaron McKenna.
Poll: Should the Special Criminal Court be abolished?
The court has been criticised by the United Nation’s Commission on Human Rights – but its purpose is to ensure juries are not intimidated.
Sisters "plainly terrified" of John Dundon - but they told the truth anyway recaps the evidence given by April and Lisa Collins which led to the Special Criminal Court handing down a life sentence to known criminal and killer John Dundon.
Why was Dundon allowed wear headphones during today's judgement?
John Dundon listened to rap music throughout today’s ruling. Many have been asking why the judges allowed him to do so.
Commissioner welcomes Dundon trial result after 'painstaking' investigation
Martin Callinan said the verdict endorses the capacity of the State to deal with this type of serious criminal case.
Dundon sat listening to headphones as he was convicted of murder
John Dundon removed his headphones only to listen to his defence counsel as his solicitor says he maintains his innocence.
Eight men due in court over dissident republican activity
Nine men were arrested in two raids in Dublin on Wednesday, with one being released by gardaí since then.
Dundon trial to begin as he is hospitalised following prison hunger strike
John Dundon is due before the Special Criminal Court today charged in connection with the 2008 murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan.
Eight men due in court in relation to dissident republican activity
Eight men were arrested following a garda raid of a commercial premises in Clondalkin, after which a loaded firearm was seized.
Three men due in court over Meath pub shooting
A second man, who was being held in connection with the shooting, was released this afternoon.
Man charged with membership of an unlawful organisation
The man, in his 40s, was arrested in Limerick last Monday.
Court for four arrested during dissident republican investigation
Gardaí said the three men and one woman were to appear before the court this evening.