Tuesday 11 December 2018

Man (31) charged in relation to murder of Michael Barr at Sunset House

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

Daniel Hickey

A Dublin man has been charged at the Special Criminal Court in relation to the murder of Michael Barr at the Sunset House in Dublin.

Mr Barr was shot dead at the pub almost two years ago.

Martin Aylmer (31), of Casino Park, Marino, Dublin 3 was charged today at the three-judge, non-jury court with participating in or contributing to activity intending to facilitate the commission by a criminal organization or any of its members of a serious offence, namely the murder of Michael Barr at the Sunset House, Summerhill Parade, Dublin 1 on April 25th 2016.

He was also charged with participating in or contributing to activity being reckless as to whether said participation or contribution could facilitate the commission of the murder of Mr Barr.

The offences are alleged to have occurred between April 23 and April 25, 2016.

Garda David Chapman, of Bridewell garda station, gave evidence of the arrest of Mr Aylmer.

He told State solicitor Michael O'Donovan that he arrested Mr Aylmer at his home address on Wednesday morning and informed him of a number of charges he was facing.

He then conveyed the accused to Bridewell garda station, the court heard.

Gda Chapman said that Mr Aylmer made no reply when cautioned.

Mr Justice Tony Hunt, presiding, sitting with Judge Patricia Ryan and Judge Ann Ryan, remanded the accused man in custody until Thursday, when a bail application is expected to be made.

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