A 51-year-old man has been found guilty of the murder of drug dealer and senior organised crime figure Eamon Kelly in Dublin nine years ago.

Darren Murphy of Rory O'Connor House, Dublin 1, had pleaded not guilty to the murder at Furry Park Road in Killester on 4 December 2012.

He faces the mandatory term of life in prison.

Kenneth Donohoe was acquitted

His co-accused, Kenneth Donohoe, 43, of Hazelgrove estate in Tallaght, was found not guilty of all charges.

The court heard that Kelly had a habit of going to his local bookmakers every day and was unaware he was under surveillance by a murder gang.

Sean Connolly is serving life in prison for the murder

Sean Connolly shot the 65-year-old four times in the back as he was on his way home from Ladbrokes in Killester.

Eamon Kelly was a senior figure in organised crime
The scene of the shooting on Furry Park Road

Connolly is currently serving life in prison. Murphy was another one of the gang that day.

The Special Criminal Court found today that Murphy had been waiting for Kelly on the day of the murder and tipped off his associates that Kelly was on his way home.

He had also been driving an Opel car and carried out surveillance on the day of the murder and on two other days before .

Mr Justice Alex Owens said Murphy, who was acquitted of firearms charges, was as guilty of the murder as Connolly and remanded him in custody for sentencing in January.