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In the 'Doc' David Byrne murder accused, Jonathan Dowdall, known as a 'whinger and hypochondriac' in prison

Jonathan Dowdall, who was charged with the murder of Byrne last week is understood to be seeking doctors' appointments several times a week in Wheatfield Prison and is said to be finding life behind bars 'extremely difficult.'

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Jonathan Dowdall is understood to be seeking doctors appointments several times a week

Jonathan Dowdall is understood to be seeking doctors appointments several times a week

Jonathan Dowdall is understood to be seeking doctors appointments several times a week

A man accused of the murder of Regency hotel victim David Byrne has gained a reputation as a hypochondriac behind bars.

Jonathan Dowdall, who was charged with the murder of Byrne last week is understood to be seeking doctors' appointments several times a week in Wheatfield Prison and is said to be finding life behind bars 'extremely difficult.'

"He's a known whinger and a hypochondriac" a source told the Sunday World.

Dowdall is currently incarcerated over a separate offence.

Dowdall (43) formerly of the Navan Road, Cabra, Dublin 7, was remanded in custody after the brief appearance in court this week.

The court heard he was currently detained at Wheatfield Prison and will appear before the court again on June 14.

He is the fourth person charged in relation to the murder of David Byrne, who was considered a close associate of the Kinahan cartel.

Last week three other men appeared before the Special Criminal Court charged in relation to the Regency Hotel murder investigation.

Patrick Dowdall (64), of the Navan Road, Dublin 7, Jason Bonney (50) of Drumnigh Wood, Portmarnock, Dublin 15, and Paul Murphy (59) of Cherry Avenue in Swords, were brought before the court last Tuesday.

They are each accused of a single offence contrary to Section 72 of the Criminal Justice Act 2006 as substituted by section 6 of the Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act, 2009.

Patrick Dowdall - the father of co-accused Jonathan Dowdall - is charged with having knowledge of a criminal gang and helping it carry out the murder of David Byrne by making a room available at the Regency Hotel to its members on February 4, 2016.

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