| 10.8°C Dublin

murder charge Third man to face Special Criminal Court trial over fatal shooting of dissident Michael Barr

Father of five was shot dead at the Sunset House pub, north inner city Dublin, in 2016

Close

Michael Barr was killed at Sunset House pub in Dublin's North inner City in 2016.

Michael Barr was killed at Sunset House pub in Dublin's North inner City in 2016.

Michael Barr was killed at Sunset House pub in Dublin's North inner City in 2016.

A third man will stand trial at the Special Criminal Court for the murder of Tyrone dissident Michael Barr at the Sunset House pub in north inner city Dublin almost five years ago.

This morning, the court accepted an ex parte application (where only one side is represented) from the Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus to hear the case before the non-jury court.

State solicitor Mr Michael O'Donovan told the court that Christopher Slator (36) of Carnlough Road, Cabra, Dublin 7, had been sent forward from the district court on March 31, 2021, and is charged with the the murder of Mr Barr on April 25, 2016.

On the night of April 25, 2016, the father of five was socialising at the pub, where he was a manager, and was shot seven times - five times in the head - after two armed males burst in wearing 'Freddy Krueger' masks.

Today, Mr Justice Tony Hunt, presiding, said that there had already been two cases before the Special Criminal Court relating to the murder.

In November of last year, British car thief David Hunter (42) with an address at Du Cane Road, White City, London, was jailed for life for the murder.

Hunter was the second man to be found guilty after Eamonn Cumberton (33), of Mountjoy Street, Dublin 7, was also convicted of Mr Barr's murder in January 2018 and sentenced to life.

Both Hunter and Cumberton had pleaded not guilty.

Mr Slator is to appear before the three-judge court on Monday of next week.

Sunday World Newsletter

Sign up for the latest news and updates

This field is required This field is required

Download the Sunday World app

Now download the free app for all the latest Sunday World News, Crime, Irish Showbiz and Sport. Available on Apple and Android devices

Online Editors


Top Videos





Privacy