Man charged with Barry murder

A man appeared in court this morning charged with the murder of Christopher Barry, who was shot dead in a bookmakers in Dublin at the weekend.

A man appeared in court this morning charged with the murder of Christopher Barry, who was shot dead in a bookmakers in Dublin at the weekend.

The 25-year-old was shot in Byrnes Bookmakers, at Killester Avenue, in Donnycarney, last Saturday afternoon.

Liam Bolger (aged 22), with an address at Homelawn Gardens, in Tallaght, was brought before the Dublin District Court today charged with murder.

Detective Sergeant Barry Kelly, of Raheny garda station, told Judge Cormac Dunne that Mr Bolger was arrested at 5.43pm on Tuesday, September 16. At 6.55pm on Tuesday, Mr Bolger was charged after which he replied “no comment”.

Det-Sgt Kelly applied for Mr Bolger to be remanded in custody to appear again at Cloverhill District Court in one week.

Defence solicitor Mr Michael Hanahoe said he had no questions in relation to the garda’s evidence.

Judge Dunne granted legal aid to Mr Bolger, who was dressed in a navy blue T-shirt and black tracksuit bottoms and remained silent during his brief court appearance. He was then remanded him in custody for one week.

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