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From TheJournal.ie Three men accused of involvement in attempted murder of Christy Keane served with books of evidence Limerick

Three men accused of involvement in attempted murder of Christy Keane served with books of evidence

Keane was shot a number of times on 29 June 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Trial of former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith to begin in January 2022 Islamic State

Trial of former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith to begin in January 2022

Smith is charged with membership of the Islamic State terrorist group and with financing terrorism.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin pub killing: Man (41) convicted of murdering Michael Barr Special Criminal Court

Dublin pub killing: Man (41) convicted of murdering Michael Barr

He had denied the murder, which occurred in April 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Man charged in Kevin Lunney case brings challenge against Special Criminal Court Courts

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.

From TheJournal.ie Two Kinahan Cartel members jailed over plot to murder Hutch family member Special Criminal Court

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.

From TheJournal.ie Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith returned for trial at Special Criminal Court Lisa Smith

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith returned for trial at Special Criminal Court

Smith is accused of membership of the terror group Islamic State.

From TheJournal.ie Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith sent forward for trial to Special Criminal Court Courts

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.

From TheJournal.ie Jailing Kinahan cartel member with claustrophobia akin to 'putting man with arachnophobia in a cell with spiders' Special Criminal Court

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’.

From TheJournal.ie Derek Devoy jailed for 15 years over incident in which he assaulted garda and 'ran amok' with machine gun Courts

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin pub murder: Major part of DNA profile on piece of evidence recovered matches accused, court hears Michael Barr

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Very unusual' that no further action was taken by Homeland Security against witness in Garda murder trial Special Criminal Court

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Man accused of murdering Adrian Donohoe 'gave voluntary statement to Gardaí despite solicitor's advice' Special Criminal Court

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.

From TheJournal.ie Two more men charged with involvement in attempted murder of James 'Mago' Gately Special Criminal Court

Two more men charged with involvement in attempted murder of James 'Mago' Gately

The men were charged at the Special Criminal Court.

From TheJournal.ie Man accused of having loaded firearm told gardaí he had travelled to Dublin to look at cars 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.

From TheJournal.ie Man (39) accused of attack on Kevin Lunney seeks to have charges dismissed Special Criminal Court

Man (39) accused of attack on Kevin Lunney seeks to have charges dismissed

He is charged with false imprisonment and assault causing serious harm

From TheJournal.ie Seanad votes to continue serious organised crime trials to be heard without a jury for another year 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.

From TheJournal.ie Mandate of Special Criminal Court renewed in Dáil vote as Sinn Féin abstains rather than rejects it for first time 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.

From TheJournal.ie Machine gun struggle between gardaí and gangland criminal ended in bathtub next to grenade 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.

From TheJournal.ie Barman shot during fundraiser for wives of IRA prisoners at Dublin's Sunset House 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.

From TheJournal.ie Third man charged over alleged Christy Keane murder plot Special Criminal Court

Third man charged over alleged Christy Keane murder plot

The man appeared before the Special Criminal Court today.

From TheJournal.ie Members of Kinahan gang were paid €20,000 for 'setting people up for a hit," court hears 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.

From TheJournal.ie Kinahan foot soldier 'poured cold water' on Hutch murder plot, court hears Courts

Kinahan foot soldier 'poured cold water' on Hutch murder plot, court hears

Mark Capper will be sentenced on 9 June.

From TheJournal.ie Men charged over Kevin Lunney abduction granted bail after video-link hearing from Portlaoise Prison 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.

From TheJournal.ie Man (37) who had 'central role' in Kinahan cartel murder plot jailed for eight years 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Lengthy' trial expected in Special Criminal Court for four men charged with Kevin Lunney false imprisonment 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.

From TheJournal.ie Man who was 'conduit of order from on high' jailed for six years for Dublin murder plot 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.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is the Special Criminal Court and what is Sinn Féin's stance on it? 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”.

From TheJournal.ie Man convicted by Special Criminal Court of Kinahan cartel murder plot Courts

Man convicted by Special Criminal Court of Kinahan cartel murder plot

Liam Brannigan was charged with conspiring to murder Gary Hanley

From TheJournal.ie Getaway driver accidentally set fire to trousers while trying to burn stolen vehicle after Dublin murder 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.

From TheJournal.ie Five men appear in court charged with conspiring to murder Hutch family member 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.

From TheJournal.ie Secret recordings include man accused of conspiring to murder Dublin man discussing shooting 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Mr Nobody' jailed for managing Kinahan gang's 'arsenal' 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.

From TheJournal.ie Jim Mansfield Jnr charged with conspiracy to commit false imprisonment 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.

From TheJournal.ie Gangland criminal Alan Wilson pleads guilty to conspiring to murder Dublin man 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.

From TheJournal.ie Two men, including grandson of former Dublin Lord Mayor, sentenced for possession of explosives 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Border Fox' Dessie O'Hare jailed for seven years for assault and false imprisonment 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.

From TheJournal.ie Explosives found in Dublin car equal to over half amount used in Omagh bombing, court hears 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.

From TheJournal.ie Monaghan mechanic (55) found guilty of IRA membership at Special Criminal Court Courts

Monaghan mechanic (55) found guilty of IRA membership at Special Criminal Court

James Joseph Cassidy will be sentenced on 29 April.

From TheJournal.ie Regency trial collapses as murder charge against Patrick Hutch dropped 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.

From TheJournal.ie Leader of so-called New IRA in Dublin given life sentence for murder of dissident republican 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.

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