A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Noel Kirwan in Clondalkin, who's killing has been linked to the Hutch / Kinahan feud.
On the 22nd December the 62 year was sitting in a car outside a house in St Ronan’s Drive when a gunman walked up the driveway and opened fire shooting him several times.
A woman sitting in the passenger seat was uninjured.
This morning 25 year old Jason Keating of Lower Main Street in Rush was brought to Blanchardstown District Court under armed escort charged with the murder.
The court heard he was charged at Lucan Garda Station at 12.28 yesterday and he made no reply after caution.
Judge David McHugh noted that it was a ‘very serious charge’ and remanded the accused in custody to appear before Cloverhill Court on Friday.
Because it’s a murder charge, a bail application can only be made in the High Court.
The accused, who was wearing a blue t-shirt, tracksuit bottoms and was holding a hoody, didn’t speak during the short hearing.