A 29-year-old man was charged with the murder of a father in front of his partner and young son in Dublin three years ago.
Eugene Cullen, of Derry Road Crumlin, appeared in Dublin District Court and was remanded in custody to appear again at Cloverhill District Court on Tuesday Next.
He is charged with the murder of Shay O’Byrne, a 27-year-old who was shot dead in the driveway of his home at Tymon Park North in Tallaght in March 2009.
His partner, Sharon Rattigan, was also shot in the leg during the attack.
Detective Garda Colin Rochford told Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court that a warrant for his arrest had been issued in March. Mr Cullen was brought to Tallaght Garda station where he was charged with the murder of Mr O’Byrne.
“ Cullen had nothing to say in reply to the charge and was handed a true copy of the charge”. Det-Gda Rochford asked the court to remand Mr Cullen in custody for one week.
Defence solicitor Michael Hennessy consented and Judge Smyth remanded Mr Cullen in custody to appear again at Cloverhill District Court on August 7 next.
Mr Cullen has not yet indicated how he will plead to the charge and Legal aid was granted to him, after the court was told that he had no income.