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Man charged with murder of Noel 'Duck Egg' Kirwan further remanded in custody

Jason Keating
Jason Keating

A 25-year-old man charged with the murder of Noel “Duck Egg” Kirwan in Dublin has been further remanded in custody.

The 62-year-old, a friend of Gerard “The Monk” Hutch, was sitting in a car outside his house in St Ronan’s Drive, in Clondalkin on December 22 last when he was shot several times. He was the tenth person to die in the Hutch-Kinahan feud.

His partner sitting was in the passenger seat was but was not injured in the shooting.

On Monday morning 25-year-old Jason Keating of Lower Main Street in Rush was brought to Blanchardstown District Court under armed escort charged with the murder of Mr Kirwan.

Detective Sergeant Damian Gannon told the court Mr Keating was charged at Lucan Garda Station at 12.28 on Sunday afternoon and he made no reply after caution. Legal aid was granted and he was remanded in custody.

He faced his second hearing on Friday when he appeared before Judge Victor Blake at Cloverhill District Court and was was further remanded in custody to appear again on June 9 next.

In a murder case, a bail application can only be made in the High Court.

A woman in her twenties who was also arrested in connection with the investigation has been released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.