Man charged over fatal Tallaght shooting

Wednesday 07 May 2014 23.04
Seamus O'Byrne was shot in Tallaght in 2009
Seamus O'Byrne was shot in Tallaght in 2009

A 29-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a father-of-two in a gun attack in Tallaght in Dublin five years ago.

27-year-old Seamus O'Byrne was shot five times by a gunman in the driveway of a house in Tymon Park North, Tallaght on March 13, 2009.

Mr O’Byrne’s partner was also shot in the leg during the incident while she had been putting her child into a car.

A European Arrest Warrant had been issued for Gary Flynn from Rossfield Drive, Tallaght, who was found in Co. Antrim, in the North, in October 2013.

Mr Flynn had been held in custody in the North for some months prior to his extradition and was arrested at a hotel car park in Carrick Carnan Hotel, in Dundalk, Co. Louth.

He was then taken to Tallaght Garda Station where he was charged with the murder of Mr O'Byrne before he was brought to appear before Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court.

Garda John Tuthill told Judge Smyth that the 29-year-old "made no reply after caution".

Defence solicitor Michael Hennessy said there was consent to his client being remanded in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court on 14 May.

Mr Flynn, who has not yet indicated how he will plead, has yet to be served with a book of evidence and stood silently during the brief hearing.