Three Dublin men have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Peter Butterly in Co Meath last Wednesday.

Mr Butterly was shot dead in the car park of the Huntsman Inn at Gormanston.

Edward McGrath, 31, of Land Dale Lawns, Springfield, Tallaght; Dean Evans, 22 of Grange Park Rise, Raheny and 28-year-old David Cullen of Brackenwood Ave in Balbriggan appeared before a special sitting of the Special Criminal Court in Dublin tonight.

Mr Evans and Mr McGrath were each charged with the unlawful possession of a 9mm calibre Beretta semi-automatic pistol and seven rounds of ammunition with intent to endanger life.

They were also each charged with membership of an illegal organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na hÉireann on 6 March

Mr Cullen was charged with the unlawful possession of a 9mm calibre Beretta semi automatic pistol.

The three men were remanded in custody until 14 March.