The driver of the getaway car used in the 2016 murder of David 'Dáithí' Douglas has been given a ten-year sentence by the Special Criminal Court.

Gareth Brophy, 25, with an address at Reuben Walk in Dublin pleaded guilty last December to helping facilitate the murder of Mr Douglas.

He is the third person convicted in relation to the killing.

David 'Dáithí' Douglas, aged 55, was in his partner's shop on Bridgefoot Street in Dublin's city centre on 1 July 2016 when a gunman walked in and shot him six times.

David 'Daithi' Douglas was shot dead in 2016

The murder was part of the ongoing feud between the Hutch and Kinahan gangs.

Gareth Brophy, now 25 years old, was identified as the driver of the getaway car.

Mr Justice Paul Coffey said Brophy had a "critical role" at a "critical phase" in Mr Douglas' murder. 

The judge said it was manifest from all the evidence that Dáithí Douglas was the victim of a gangland execution style murder.

The judge said Mr Douglas had been killed in a callous and brutal way, repeatedly shot at close proximity in front of his daughter.

Mr Justice Coffey jailed Brophy for ten years with the final six months suspended.

He also backdated Brophy's sentence to the date he went into custody, 18 November 2018.

He took into account the fact that Brophy was 21 at the time, came from a disadvantaged background, had difficulties with drugs and was committed to his son.

After he was sentenced, Brophy blew a kiss to three women in the body of the court while he was led away by prison guards.