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Alleged killer gets up close and personal with Alan Ryan's ex

Dean Evans and Stacey Roche
Dean Evans and Stacey Roche

27-year-old Dean Evans can been seen getting up close and personal with Alan Ryan’s ex Stacy Roche on their recent trip to Marbella, in Spain.

Alan Ryan and Stacey Roche

Evans and two others have been charged with the 2013 murder of 35-year-old Peter Butterly, the father-of-three who was shot dead in the car park of the Huntsman Inn pub in Gormanston, Co Meath.

The 27-year-old of Grange Park Rise in Raheny, was granted permission by the High Court to change the conditions of his bail so he could travel abroad with the one-time girlfriend of RIRA boss Alan Ryan.

Stacey Roche previously hit the headlines after she appeared in full-blown paramilitary style gear at a memorial march for her murdered boyfriend Ryan.

Stacey Roche

At the time of his death, Stacey, from Crumlin in south Dublin, was regarded as the womanising terror chief’s ‘main girlfriend’.

A source said the loved-up couple travelled to Spain with a number of family members for the holiday.

“After Alan Ryan was murdered, Stacey moved in with the Ryan family, but she is gone from there now and she is with Evans. They are together for over a year,” the source said.

Roche is a known supporter of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement. Her links to Ryan brought her to the attention of both Gardaí and drug gangs. In 2013, she was formally warned that her life was in danger by Gardaí.

The happy couple 

Stacey’s involvement with Ryan also saw her arrested as part of a murder investigation. In September, 2010, she was picked up with Ryan by detectives hours after the murder of gangland criminal Sean Winters.

Roche was not suspected of direct involvement in the murder and was arrested by gardaí who were looking to see if she had information about the shooting. She never faced any criminal charges in connection with the incident.

Evans was a close pal of Ryan and was regularly seen in his company before he was murdered.