Updated: 13/11/17 : 12:00:52
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Four charged with conspiracy to murder in Hutch-Kinahan feud investigation

Four men have appeared in court charged with conspiracy to murder another man following their arrests in Dublin last week.

The four men were arrested last week as part of an investigation into the ongoing Hutch-Kinahan feud.

38-year-old Alan Wilson from New Street Gardens, 37-year-old Liam Brannigan from Bride Street, 23-year-old Luke Wilson from Cremona Road and 35-year-old Joseph Kelly from Bride Street in Dublin were all charged with conspiracy to murder Gary Hanley between 15 September and 6 November.

Mr Kelly and Luke Wilson also face two more charges, possession of a Beretta pistol and ammunition with intent to endanger life at Philipsburg Avenue in Fairview on 6 November.

Four detectives from the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution.

They told the court that all four were arrested last Saturday night and when charged made no comment or no reply.

Three of the four were granted free legal aid - the court heard Luke Wilson was on social welfare while Mr Kelly was unemployed.

Alan Wilson was also granted representation but gardaí objected to free legal aid for Mr Brannigan.

His counsel said he was receiving Social Welfare until eight weeks ago and lived with his mother, but Judge Michael Walsh directed he verify his social welfare benefits for the past twelve months and said there could be a formal hearing into the issue later.

All four were remanded in custody to appear by video link at Cloverhill District Court next Thursday.