Thursday 8 December 2016

Man (29) faces firearm charge in Hutch murder probe

Ken Foy

Published 01/06/2016 | 02:30

Gardaí at Mountjoy Garda Station charged the 29-year-old with possessing a firearm, and he is due to attend a court sitting today (Stock picture)
Gardaí at Mountjoy Garda Station charged the 29-year-old with possessing a firearm, and he is due to attend a court sitting today (Stock picture)

Gardaí investigating the murder of Gareth Hutch in north inner city Dublin last night charged a man with a firearms offence.

  • Go To

Gardaí at Mountjoy Garda Station charged the 29-year-old with possessing a firearm, and he is due to attend a court sitting today.

Gareth Hutch was a nephew of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch, and was shot dead as he was getting into his car outside Avondale House flats on North Cumberland Street in inner city Dublin, on the morning of May 24.

A north inner city man later handed himself in to investigating detectives in Mountjoy Garda Station at the urging of his mother after armed gardai raided their home in the Summerhill area of the capital.

A Hutch mob hitman had issued chilling threats to two men, who are the chief suspects for last week's feud murder, just hours after the brutal killing.

It also emerged that the 29-year-old in garda custody is facing a "grave threat" from a former associate of who is currently serving a life sentence for murder in Mountjoy Prison.

Earlier yesterday, a woman was charged with failing to disclose information to gardaí investigating the gangland murder of Gareth Hutch.

Mary McDonnell (44) was remanded in custody after she appeared at Dublin District Court yesterday, charged in connection with the killing of Mr Hutch. She made no reply when charged.

She was the first person to be charged following the shooting of the father of one.

Judge Halpin was also told that directions from the DPP have not yet been obtained. The woman has not yet indicated how she will plead.

The judge remanded her in custody to appear again on June 7.

Irish Independent

Read More

Promoted articles

Editor's Choice

Also in Irish News