Wednesday 21 August 2019

Two men appear in court charged with murder of veteran criminal Eamon Kelly

Eamon Kelly died after being shot three times in broad daylight while out walking.
Eamon Kelly died after being shot three times in broad daylight while out walking.

Tom Tuite and Andrew Phelan

Two men were remanded in custody today after they were accused of the murder of Eamon Kelly who was killed in a shooting in Dublin 2012.

Kenneth Donoghue, 43 with an address at Hazelgrove Estate, Tallaght, Dublin 24, and Darren Murphy, 48, with an address at Rory O’Connor House, Dublin 1, were charged with murdering Eamon Kelly at Furry Park Road, Killester, on Dublin's north-side, on December 4, 2012.

They also faced with a connected firearms charge for unlawful possession of a Glock pistol with intent to endanger life.

Father-of-nine Kelly, 65, was shot a number of times in the chest as he walked towards his home.

The two men were arrested today and taken to Raheny Garda station where they were charged.

Mr Donoghue appeared before Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court, this morning. Garda Donal O'Shea gave evidence of arrest charge and caution.

A bail application in a murder case must be made before the High Court.

Mr Donoghue was remanded in custody and will face his next hearing on May 14 at Cloverhill District Court.

Co-defendant Darren Murphy appeared before Judge Geraldine Carthy during the evening sitting of the district court. Detective Garda Basil Grimes told the court Mr Murphy replied, "I’ve nothing to say" when the charges were put to him.

The accused dressed in a navy t-shirt and trousers sat silently throughout the hearing.

He was remanded in custody and will appear at Cloverhill District Court on May 15 next.

A book of evidence has yet to be completed before they can be returned for trial.

In 2015 Sean Connolly, then aged 35, of Bernard Curtis House, Bluebell, Dublin was jailed for life after he pleaded guilty to the murder of Eamon Kelly.

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