Deliberations in the trial of five men accused of involvement in a €2.28m "tiger kidnapping" robbery will not begin until next week because several jurors have tickets for tonight's U2 concert.
The jury of seven men and five women is expected to begin considering a verdict on Monday at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after Judge Tony Hunt ended proceedings early. It was day 56 of the fourteen week trial.
David Byrne (aged 36) of Old Brazeel Way, Knocksedan, Swords; Niall Byrne (aged 27), of Aughavanagh Road, Crumlin; Mark Farrelly (aged 37), of Moatview Court, Priorswood; Christopher Corcoran (aged 61), of Bayside Boulevard North, Sutton; and Jason Kavanagh (aged 34), of Parslickstown Court, Ladyswell have all pleaded not guilty to falsely imprisoning the Richardson family on March 13 and 14, 2005.
They also pleaded not guilty to robbing Mr Ian Richardson and Securicor on the same date.