Tuesday 17 October 2017

Jury sworn in for trial of man accused of murder relating to a 2009 shooting in Tallaght

The Central Criminal Court
The Central Criminal Court

Eoin Reynolds

A jury has been sworn in at the Central Criminal Court for the trial of a man accused of murder relating to a 2009 shooting in Tallaght.

Gary Flynn (31), of Rossfield Drive, Tallaght, Dublin today pleaded not guilty to the murder of Seamus 'Shay' O'Byrne at Tymon Park North, Tallaght on March 13 2009.

Justice Patrick McCarthy told the jury that the trial is likely to take seven weeks and that they should be available for that time.

Counsel for the prosecution Alex Owens SC said the allegation against Mr Flynn relates to a shooting on the evening of March 13, 2009.

He said: "Seamus O'Byrne was shot dead by a gunman using a pistol at the entrance to his home."

The trial will begin at 2pm today in front of Justice Patrick McCarthy.

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