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Ireland holds its breath for one of biggest murder trials ever as ‘very important new evidence’ postpones hearing against Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch over Kinahan cartel operative’s death for a week

  • Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch appeared in court in Dublin today charged with murder
  • Hutch is indicted for shooting at Regency Hotel in 2016 involving David Byrne. perished
  • David was the brother of Liam Byrne, believed to be the Irish leader of the Kinahan gang
  • Liam’s son Lee is allegedly in a relationship with Steven Gerard’s daughter, Lilly-Ella

Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch appeared in court today in Ireland charged with murder in a fatal shooting at a Dublin hotel in 2016.

Hutch, 59, wore a white shirt and what appeared to be a hearing aid as he walked into the Special Criminal Court in the Irish capital, accused of orchestrating the shooting of David Byrne.

Byrne was shot dead by AK-wielding gunmen at Dublin’s Regency Hotel during a boxing weigh-in amid a gang feud. He was the younger brother of Liam Byrne – identified by police as the head of operations for the Kinahan gang in Ireland.

Liam is said to have been at the hotel with Daniel Kinahan – presumably the target of the shooting – but the pair escaped. Liam was pictured hanging out with Steven Gerard last week, amid reports that his son is dating the footballer’s daughter.

The court was told that “very important additional evidence” against Hutch has come to light and that the trial has been adjourned until next week.

Gerry Hutch faces trial today in Dublin, accused of the 2016 Regency Hotel shooting (fil image, taken in 2016)

There is a massive police operation underway around the Special Criminal Court where Hutch will appear, with armed officers on patrol

There is a massive police operation underway around the Special Criminal Court where Hutch will appear, with armed officers on patrol

A judge ordered the move after agreeing the evidence was significant enough to warrant “a fundamental reappraisal of defense strategy.”

David Byrne was shot dead in Dublin in 2016

David Byrne was shot dead in Dublin in 2016

The court was told that the additional evidence had been provided and what remains open is the correspondence from the defense team’s lawyer.

The court also heard that the trial is not expected to “get off to a good start” next Monday morning because of the additional evidence.

Jonathan Dowdall, a former Sinn Fein councilor, is expected to testify against 59-year-old Hutch at the trial.

Armed police were pictured in court today, with the Irish independent say firearms officers were there to escort Hutch from Wheatfield Prison to the dock.

Plainclothes officers were also present in the courtroom itself, with the building being swept by sniffer dogs beforehand to check for explosives and weapons.

David's brother Liam (pictured front right wearing dark glasses, holding his brother's coffin) is accused of being the leader of Ireland's Kinahan gang

David’s brother Liam (pictured front right wearing dark glasses, holding his brother’s coffin) is accused of being the leader of Ireland’s Kinahan gang

A horse and a trop attend David Byrne's funeral, was shot dead in Dublin amid gang feud dating back to 2015

A horse and a trop attend David Byrne’s funeral, was shot dead in Dublin amid gang feud dating back to 2015

Armed patrols were also deployed to monitor the homes of senior members of the Hutch gang.

Meanwhile, public order agents were on hand to prevent clashes between members of the Hutch and Kinahan clan – who were thought to be present.

Paul Murphy and Jason Bonney will also face charges of logistical support for the Regency Hotel murder squad.

The trial is expected to last eight weeks, but it could be delayed as Hutch’s legal team asks for more time to review new evidence.

In the video, Byrne offers to host a dinner between them and Gerard, while the legendary midfielder says he will get him to a game with the Reds.

In the video, Gerrard kisses the screen and Liam Byrne - the head of the operations of a drug cartel in Britain and Ireland - gives the thumbs up.

Hutch is charged with the murder of David Byrne, brother of Liam – allegedly the leader of Ireland’s Kinahan gang and who was recently pictured with Steven Gerard (above)

Love: Steven Gerrard's daughter Lilly-Ella, 18, is reportedly dating Irish mob boss Liam Byrne's son

Sun-filled: The influencer recently returned from a holiday to Ibiza, where Lee was basking in the sun with her

Steven Gerrard’s daughter, Lilly-Ella, 18 (left), is said to be in a relationship with Lee Bryne (right), the son of alleged Irish mob boss Liam Byrne

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