Live: Gerry Hutch charged with murder, Mica protest, and EU Digital Covid Certs extended –

Gerry Hutch

Gerard ‘The Monk’ Hutch has appeared before the Special Criminal Court following his extradition from Spain on Wednesday.

Mr Hutch appeared before an out-of-hours sitting of the non-jury court late on Wednesday, charged with the murder of Kinahan gang member David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in 2016.

Presiding judge Mr Justice Tony Hunt, sitting with Judge Sarah Berkeley and Judge David McHugh, fixed a trial date for Mr Hutch of October 3rd, 2022, where the accused will go on trial alongside four other co-accused, who are charged in connection with the murder of Mr Byrne.

Mica protest

Protesters have gathered outside the Dáil to demand a 100 per cent mica redress scheme.

It is the latest protest to call for full redress for homeowners whose properties were built using defective bricks containing excessive amounts of the mineral mica, which has particularly impacted homeowners in countries Donegal and

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