Man charged over murder of Michael Barr at Sunset House

Martin Aylmer (31), of Casino Park, Marino, charged at the Special Criminal Court

Michael Barr: shot dead at the Sunset House, Summerhill Parade, Dublin 1 on April 25th, 2016.

Michael Barr: shot dead at the Sunset House, Summerhill Parade, Dublin 1 on April 25th, 2016.

 

A Dublin man has been charged at the Special Criminal Court in relation to the murder of Michael Barr at a pub in Dublin almost two years ago.

Martin Aylmer (31), of Casino Park, Marino, Dublin 3 was charged on Wednesday at the three-judge, non-jury court with participating in or contributing to activity intending to facilitate the commission by a criminal organisation or any of its members of a serious offence, namely the murder of Michael Barr at the Sunset House, Summerhill Parade, Dublin 1 on April 25th, 2016.

He was also charged with participating in or contributing to activity being reckless as to whether said participation or contribution could facilitate the commission of the murder of Mr Barr.

The offences are alleged to have occurred between April 23rd and April 25th, 2016.

Garda David Chapman, of Bridewell Garda station, gave evidence of the arrest of Mr Aylmer.

He told State solicitor Michael O’Donovan that he arrested Mr Aylmer at his home address on Wednesday morning and informed him of a number of charges he was facing. He then conveyed the accused to Bridewell Garda station, the court heard.

Garda Chapman said that Mr Aylmer made no reply when cautioned.

Mr Justice Tony Hunt, presiding, sitting with Judge Patricia Ryan and Judge Ann Ryan, remanded the accused man in custody until Thursday, when a bail application is expected to be made.