Wednesday 22 November 2017

Man (29) pleads not guilty to murdering man in Dublin's Phoenix Park and will go on trial today

Gardai at the scene of the discovery of the Gerard Donnelly's near Wellington Road, Phoenix Park, in November 2013
Gardai at the scene of the discovery of the Gerard Donnelly's near Wellington Road, Phoenix Park, in November 2013

By Natasha Reid

A 29-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to murdering a man in the Phoenix Park in Dublin in 2013 and will go on trial this afternoon.

Ciaran Moran, with an address at Camden Hall, Camden Street in the city is charged with murdering Gerard Donnelly at an unkown time during November 28th or 29th, 2013.

Mr Moran was arraigned before the Central Criminal Court this morning. Dressed in a pink polo shirt and navy tracksuit bottoms, he stood and pleaded not guilty to murdering Mr Donnelly in the Phoenix Park.

Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy then swore in a jury of nine men and three women to hear the trial. He had told potential jurors that there would be civilian witnesses from the Dublin 7 area.

The trial will start before Ms Justice Margaret Heneghan this afternoon and is expected to last ten working days.

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