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IRISH GANGLAND: Man in court over murder of failed assassin in Dublin steakhouse on Christmas Eve

A MAN has been charged with murder after a botched assassination in a packed Dublin restaurant on Christmas Eve.

Michael Andrecut, 22, from Sheephill Avenue, Corduff, appeared before Judge Stephanie Coggins at a special sitting of the Criminal Courts of Justice on Saturday morning (December 30 2023).

Tristan Sherry (above) burst into Browne’s Steakhouse in Blanchardstown at around 8pm on December 24, firing bullets at a well known west Dublin criminal aged in his 40s and his associates.

But, he was fatally attacked after the weapon jammed and he was unable to exit the building while an accomplice did.

Detective Sergeant Mark Murphy told the court that the accused was arrested at 11.42pm on Friday and charged at 11.47pm at Blanchardstown Garda Station.

Mr Murphy said Andrecut made no reply to the charge.

Defence solicitor Brian Tunney made an application for free legal aid and handed a statement of means in to the court.

Andrecut, who appeared in court in a black hoodie, was remanded in custody and is due to appear before Cloverhill District Court via videolink at 9am on Tuesday January 2.


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