The father of the late David Byrne, James, is seen behind a line of gardaí at the Special Criminal Court after the State dropped the charges against the man accused of killing his son. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The two gardaí stationed outside Larkin Community College in north inner city Dublin spent most of Thursday morning outside their patrol car, enjoying(...)

David Byrne (34) from Crumlin in Dublin was shot dead during a boxing weigh-in at the Regency Hotel on February 5th. Photograp h: Gareth Chaney Collins

Patrick Hutch Jnr, accused of the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in Dublin last February, will face trial at the non-jury Special Criminal(...)

 Gardai at the Regency Hotel in Dublin following the fatal shooting of David Byrne in February .Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Patrick Hutch Jnr, who is accused of the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in Dublin, has been further charged with possessing three AK47 ass(...)

Patrick Hutch (24) of Champions Avenue, Dublin 1, was charged with the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in Dublin.

Patrick Hutch jnr, who has been charged with the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in Dublin, has been further remanded in custody pending di(...)

Gardaí outside the Regency Hotel in Dublin following the fatal shooting of David Byrne earlier this year. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Patrick Hutch Jnr, who has been charged with the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in Dublin, has been further remanded in custody. David By(...)