Thursday 23 May 2019

Man appears in court charged with conspiracy to murder a Hutch gang associate

Gary Hanley
Gary Hanley
Andrew Phelan

Andrew Phelan

A DUBLIN man has appeared in court charged with conspiracy to murder a Hutch gang associate.

Dean Howe (35) was remanded in custody after no bail application was made on his behalf.

Mr Howe, with an address at Oakfield Place in Dublin 8, is charged with conspiring with four other named men to murder Gary Hanley.

The other four named in the charge are Luke Wilson, Alan Wilson, Joseph Kelly and Liam Braningan.

The offence is alleged to have happened at a location within the State between September 15 and November 6, 2017.

The charge is under Section 71 of the Criminal Justice Act 2006.

Detective Garda Brian McDermott told Dublin District Court he arrested the accused for the purpose of charge at Irishtown Garda Station yesterday evening.

He was charged at 10.50pm and made no reply after caution. He was handed a copy of the charge sheet.

Det Gda McDermott said his application was for the accused to be remanded in custody.

Defence solicitor Edward Bradbury said he was not making any bail application and consenting to a one-week remand.

Judge Bryan Smyth remanded Mr Howe in custody to appear in Cloverhill District Court on May 22, by video link.

He granted free legal aid after Mr Bradbury said the accused was unemployed and there was no garda objection.

Mr Howe, dressed in a light grey-green tracksuit was not required to address the court during the brief hearing and stood silently throughout. He has not yet indicated a plea.

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