Ballinagh man charged with murder to appear in Court again today

A Ballinagh man will appear in Court again today after being charged in connection with a murder in Meath four years ago.

Peter Butterly was shot dead in March 2013, outside the Huntsman Inn in Gormanstown.

60 year old Michael McDermott from Riverdale House, Garrymore, Ballinagh was charged with the murder of Peter Butterly, membership of the IRA and possession of a gun and ammunition to commit murder.

He was among four men arrested last week and brought before the Special Criminal Court and charged.

58 year old Frank Murphy of McDonough Caravan Park in Bettystown was charged with the murder of Peter Butterly, membership of the IRA and possession of a gun and ammunition to commit murder on the 6th March 2013.

When the charges were read out to him in Court last week, he replied ‘All bullshit, all lies.’

His older brother 60 year Laurence Murphy who also lives at the caravan park was charged with membership of the IRA and said ‘not guilty, deny everything’ when the charge was put to him in court.

And a fourth man 37 year old Ray Kennedy of Whitestown Drive in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 was charged with membership of the IRA.

All four were remanded to appear in Court again today.