Another Arrest on a Murder Charge, Kinahan and Hutch Feud Far from Over?

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35-year-old man accused of murdering nephew of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch

10th June 2021


A 35-year-old man was remanded in custody on Thursday after he was charged with the murder of Gareth Hutch, who was shot dead outside his own home five years ago.a man wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone© Provided by Extra.ie

The victim was a father-of-one, aged 36, and a nephew of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch. He was gunned down as he was getting into his car outside Avondale House flats, on North Cumberland Street in inner-city Dublin, on the morning of May 24, 2016.

He suffered four gunshot injuries, in the back of his neck, lower back and his upper chest. His death came during a series of killings in the feud between the Hutch and Kinahan gangs. A European Arrest Warrant was issued for the arrest of Dubliner Thomas McConnell, who was flown back to Ireland on Thursday.a close up of a man: Thomas McConnell was remanded in custody on Thursday after he was charged with the murder of Gareth Hutch. Pic: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin© Provided by Extra.ie Thomas McConnell was remanded in custody on Thursday after he was charged with the murder of Gareth Hutch. Pic: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Mr McConnell, of Sillogue Gardens, Ballymun, Dublin, appeared at a late sitting of Tallaght District Court before Judge Marie Quirke.

Detective Inspector Aidan Flanagan told the court Mr McConnell was arrested at 2.50pm at Dublin Airport and was charged at 3.12pm. He made no reply to charge, the court heard.

The District Court cannot grant bail in murder cases and an application would have to be brought to the High Court, it was heard. Mr McConnell has not yet indicated how he will plead. He was remanded in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court next Thursday via video-link. Judge Quirke acceded to a request from defence solicitor Yvonne Bambury to grant legal aid to Mr McConnell.a man wearing a suit and tie: Gareth Hutch was gunned down as he was getting into his car outside Avondale House flats, on North Cumberland Street in inner-city Dublin, on the morning of May 24, 2016. Pic: Collins Photos© Provided by Extra.ie Gareth Hutch was gunned down as he was getting into his car outside Avondale House flats, on North Cumberland Street in inner-city Dublin, on the morning of May 24, 2016. Pic: Collins Photos

The solicitor said her client had no income. He had been held for 12 months prior to his return to Ireland, the court heard. Ms Bambury also asked to be provided with copies of the arrest warrants.

Three people from north inner-city Dublin have already been convicted at the non-jury Special Criminal Court of the murder of Mr Hutch.

Jonathan Keogh, 35, of Gloucester Place, was extradited back from the UK to face trial along with his sister Regina Keogh, 43, a mother-of-five from Kings Inn Street, and Thomas Fox, 33, who has an address at Rutland Court. They had denied the charges but were convicted and handed mandatory life sentences.

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