A Dublin man has been charged with the murder of a dissident republican outside a pub in Co Meath four years ago.
There were shouts of ‘End Supergrass trials’ as Kevin Braney appeared in court.
35-year-old Peter Butterly was shot dead in the car park of the Hunstman Inn in Gormanston in Meath on March 6th 2013.
This morning 43-year-old Kevin Braney with an address at Glenshane Crescent in Tallaght appeared before the Special Criminal Court where he faced a number of charges.
Det Sgt Liam Archibold told the court he charged Mr Braney in the confines of the Special Criminal Court with unlawful membership of the IRA, possession of a gun, possession ammunition and the murder of Peter Butterly.
He said the accused replied after caution: ‘This is a politically motivated charge. I’m being framed by a state paid Supergrass and brought to a non-jury court. I demand a fair trial by jury.’
Mr Braney was remanded in custody for a week.
Meanwhile, four men who were charged as part of the same investigation last week also appeared before the Special Criminal Court this morning.