Man (40) charged with murder of Michael Tormey in Dublin

Judge orders that Christopher Devine get psychiatric attention after court appearance

A man has been remanded in custody charged with murder following the shooting of Michael Tormey in Ballyfermot, Dublin.

Judge Brendan O’Reilly ordered that Christopher Devine (40) of Convent Lawns, Ballyfermot, receive medical care, including psychiatric attention.

Mr Tormey (49) was found on his driveway at Thomond Road at about 4.30am on January 9th after returning from a function.

The married father of three, who worked as a salesman and a doorman, suffered gunshot wounds to his back and chest.

His wife, Amy, and a young child were in the house when the fatal gun attack occurred.

Det Sgt Ronan McDermott told Dublin District Court Mr Devine “made no reply” when charged at Ballyfermot station on Tuesday night.

Due to the nature of the offence, he can only make a bail application in the High Court.

Judge O’Reilly granted legal aid after noting from defence solicitor Mark O’Sullivan that his unemployed client received social welfare.

The solicitor sought a recommendation for appropriate medical assistance for his client and confirmed it included psychiatric attention.

Mr Devine has not yet indicated how he will plead.

Judge O’Reilly remanded him in custody to appear on January 26th at Cloverhill District Court.