Saturday 16 December 2017

Man charged over Noel Kirwan murder further remanded in custody

Jason Keating
Jason Keating

Tom Tuite

A 25-year-old man charged with the murder of Noel “Duck Egg” Kirwan in Dublin has been further remanded in custody.

The 62-year-old, a friend of Gerard “The Monk” Hutch, was sitting in a car outside his house in St Ronan’s Drive, in Clondalkin on December 22 last when he was shot several times. He was the tenth person to die in the Hutch-Kinahan feud.

His partner sitting was in the passenger seat was but was not injured in the shooting.

On May 8 last, 25-year-old Jason Keating of Lower Main Street in Rush was brought to Blanchardstown District Court under armed escort charged with the murder of Mr Kirwan.

Detective Sergeant Damian Gannon had told that hearing that Mr Keating made no reply to the charge after caution. Legal aid was granted and he was remanded in custody.

He faced his fourth hearing when he appeared before Judge Kathryn Hutton at Cloverhill District Court and was was further remanded in custody to appear again on July 21 next.

In a murder case, a bail application can only be made in the High Court.

A woman in her twenties who was also arrested in connection with the investigation has been released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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