Jonathan Dowdall’s evidence before the Special Criminal Court has concluded.
The former Sinn Féin councillor has spent eight days in the witness box testifying against Gerry Hutch, who is accused of murdering David Byrne at the Regency hotel.
Seven of Jonathan Dowdall’s eight days in the witness box have been spent under cross-examination.
He claims Gerry Hutch told him he shot David Byrne at the Regency Hotel during an alleged meeting in a park in Dublin a few days after the attack in Feb 2016.
Before his cross-examination finished, Mr Hutch’s barrister, Brendan Grehan, accused him of lying about that meeting.
He suggested his phone’s location data didn’t support his claim.
The former Sinn Féin councillor insisted he wouldn’t say something like that if it wasn’t true. He said, “I met him in the park and he told me what he told me.”
Mr Grehan also accused him of lying about his client collecting a key card for the Regency hotel the night before the shooting.
Again, Dowdall insisted he was telling the truth.
The trial will resume on the 11th of January.
Reporting by Frank Greaney