The Gangland Trial of the Century, Continues, this Morning, Box Office, Court Room, Packed? The Monk, Sits in Silence?

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Jonathan Dowdall claims Gerry Hutch said ‘him and Mago Gately’ shot David Byrne

Dowdall said Hutch was ‘upset’ when he admitted he shot Mr Byrne and he ‘wasn’t happy about shooting the young lad’

Andrew PhelanSunday World

12th December 2022

Former Sinn Fein councillor Jonathan Dowdall has claimed Gerard “The Monk” Hutch told him he shot David Byrne in the gangland attack at the Regency Hotel.

Taking the stand today, Dowdall told the Special Criminal Court Mr Hutch was “upset” when he admitted he and another man shot Mr Byrne and he “wasn’t happy about shooting the young lad”.

The former politician claimed Mr Hutch said this in a meeting in a park near the Regency days after the shooting and he “wished he hadn’t been told” it.

Dowdall, who is serving a four-year jail sentence for facilitating the murder of David Byrne at the Regency began to testify today at the Special Criminal Court after turning state’s witness against Mr Hutch.

His highly-anticipated testimony comes at the start of the non-jury trial’s ninth week.

Accompanied by three gardai and two prison officers, Dowdall made his way into the packed courtroom this morning through an entrance usually used by juries instead of from the cell area.

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