Target of botched gangland shooting fails to appear in court due to 'death threats'


Keith Murtagh (31) was watched to appear before Blanchardstown District Court this week to clock a number of road traffic charges.

Mr Murtagh, with an address at Mariner’s Harbour, Sheriff Street, Dublin 1, is closely linked to one of the gangs elaborate in the ongoing Hutch-Kinahan feud.

He is charged with driving without having a whirl licence and providing a false name and address to gardai.

The alleged happening took place during a road traffic stop by gardai at Nangor Thruway in Clondalkin on April 4.

Defence lawyer Jennifer Jackson said Mr Murtagh was not beforehand the court and said the accused has been warned that there are portents to his life.

Ms Jackson asked for the case to be adjourned for a number of weeks, and she interrogated that the adjourned date not be read out in open court due to safety stand in awe ofs for the accused.

Martin O’Rourke

Judge David McHugh adjourned the for fear that b if.

Mr Murtagh has not yet indicated a plea to the charges.

The case was previously before the courts in June, and Mr Murtagh also abandoned to appear on that date, again due to fears for his safety.

Murtagh is respected as a key associate of Derek “Del Boy” Hutch, who is the brother of Gary Hutch and the nephew of Eddie Hutch, both of whom be enduring been shot dead by the Kinahan gang as rt of an ongoing feud with the Hutch mob.

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