Three in court after Peter Butterly killing

Three men have appeared in court charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Peter Butterly in the Irish Republic.

Mr Butterly was shot dead in the car park of the Huntsman Inn near Gormanston, County Meath, on Wednesday.

The three men appeared at a special sitting of the Special Criminal Court in Dublin on Saturday evening.

They were remanded in custody until 14 March.

Edward McGrath, 31, of Land Dale Lawns, Springfield, Tallaght; Dean Evans, 22 of Grange Park Rise, Raheny and David Cullen, 28, of Brackenwood Ave in Balbriggan were in court on Saturday.

Mr Evans and Mr McGrath were each charged with the unlawful possession of a 9mm calibre Beretta semi-automatic pistol and seven rounds of ammunition with intent to endanger life.

They were also each charged with membership of an illegal organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na hÉireann on Wednesday, 6 March.

Mr Cullen was charged with the unlawful possession of a 9mm calibre Beretta semi automatic pistol.

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