Wednesday 22 November 2017

Man charged with murder of crime 'Godfather' Kelly

Natasha Reid and Luke Byrne

A 34-year-old Dublin man has been charged with murdering gangland 'Godfather' Eamon Kelly in the capital earlier this week.

Sean Connolly, of Bernard Curtis House, Bluebell, Dublin, was brought before the Special Criminal Court yesterday evening, charged with murdering Kelly on December 4 at Furry Park Road, Killester.

Mr Connolly was also charged with IRA membership and possession of a firearm.


Detective Sergeant Enda Mulryan, of Raheny garda station, Dublin, told the special sitting of the non-jury court that he arrested the accused at 4.10pm yesterday on All Saints Drive in Raheny under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

He told the court that Mr Connolly made no reply when he arrested him for the murder or for the other two offences.

Dressed in a grey hooded tracksuit, Mr Connolly made no reply to any of the charges when they were then put to him again in court.

Counsel for Mr Connolly consented to him being remanded in custody until December 20 next when he will appear before the court via video link.

She said there would be an application in relation to legal aid on that date.

Mr Connolly gave a thumbs-up sign to two supporters before he left the court.

Mr Connolly's sister was also in the court for the hearing.

Eamon Kelly (65) was shot three times in the chest as he walked towards his home at Furry Park Road, Killester, on Tuesday afternoon.

Garda inquiries into the murder are continuing.

Irish Independent

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