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Man extradited from UK to Ireland over 'Kinahan cartel assassination' is charged with murder

A MAN extradited from the UK to Ireland has been charged with being involved in a gangland murder suspected to have been ordered by the Kinahan Cartel. David Hunter, 41, (above) is the second man to be charged with the murder of dissident republican Michael Barr who was shot at the Sunset House pub on Summerhill Parade, Dublin, on April 25 2016. Mr Barr, who was a manager at the pub, was shot seven times, five in the head. Hunter appeared at Dublin District Court on Wednesday after he was arrested by gardai at Baldonnel Aerodrome where he was flown into from the UK. Hunter gave the court an address in Du Cane Road, White City, west London. The address given for him during extradition proceedings at Westminster Magistrates' Court was a £400,000 detached bungalow in Widnes, Cheshire, owned by relatives.

MURDERED: David Barr (Facebook)

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) directed that Hunter should face trial on indictment. He was not able to apply for bail, due to the charge. No plea was entered. He was remanded in custody by Judge John Hughes to appear at Cloverhill District Court later this month. Eamon Cumberton, 32, of Mountjoy Street, Dublin, was jailed for life last year after he was convicted of the murder, supposedly ordered by the Kinahan Cartel at the non-jury Special Criminal Court. Cumberton, a man with 37 previous convictions, had denied the charge.

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