Tuesday 25 July 2017

Man accused of murder of Sunset House barman remanded in custody for four weeks

Michael Barr was shot dead in the Sunset House pub
Michael Barr was shot dead in the Sunset House pub

Tom Tuite

A MAN charged with the murder of Michael Barr who was shot at the Sunset House pub in Dublin has been further remanded in custody for another four weeks.

Eamonn Cumberton (29) with an address at Mountjoy Street, Dublin 7, is accused of murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Michael Barr (35) on April 25 at the Sunset House pub. Mr Barr, from Co. Tyrone, had worked as a manager at the pub at Summerhill Parade in north inner city Dublin.

The Sunset House and, inset, Michael Barr
The Sunset House and, inset, Michael Barr

He faced his second hearing when he appeared before Judge Victor Blake at Cloverhill District Court on Friday. Judge Blake further remanded him in custody to appear again on July 1 next.

He was originally charged last weekend and had appeared at a special sitting of Dublin District Court on Sunday morning.

At that hearing, Det Sergeant Brian Delaney had said that Mr Cumberton made no response when charged. Mr Cumberton has been granted free legal aid because he was unemployed with no income other than social welfare. He was then remanded in custody.

Due to the nature of the charge a bail application would have to be brought to the High Court. Mr Cumberton has not yet indicated how he will plead.

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