Former Sinn Fén councilor Johnathan Dowdall has been granted bail by the High Court in connection with his upcoming trial over the alleged murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in 2016.
Owdall, 44, of Navan Road, Dublin, is due to go on trial in October on charges of murdering 33-year-old David Byrne during a boxing weigh-in at the Hotel in Whitehall, Dublin on February 5, 2016.
In the Special Criminal Court today, two individuals filed independent guarantees on behalf of Mr Dowdall, one for €20,000 and the other for €10,000.
Both have been told their bank accounts must not fall below that level and if Mr Dowdall does not appear in court or meet the requirements of his bail they will lose their money.
Both told the court they understood and were ready to make the bond.
Judge Tony Hunt said he was satisfied with the sureties and would approve.
Mr Dowdall remains in custody and is due to be tried alongside Gerry “The Monk” Hutch in the Special Criminal Court, which has a three-judge, no-jury panel.
Mr Hutch (58) was extradited from Spain to face charges.
Both men had attempted to stand trial before a jury, but their applications were rejected by the High Court.
https://www.independent.ie/news/former-sinn-fein-councillor-johnathan-dowdall-granted-bail-in-trial-for-alleged-murder-of-david-byrne-at-regency-hotel-41511745.html Former Sinn Féin councilor Johnathan Dowdall posted bail in the trial for the alleged murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel