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Gardaí at the scene on Clonshaugh Road where James ‘Mago’ Gately was shot

Gardaí at the scene on Clonshaugh Road where James ‘Mago’ Gately was shot

Collins Dublin, Gareth Chaney

Gardaí at the scene on Clonshaugh Road where James ‘Mago’ Gately was shot

A man charged with involvement in the attempted murder of Kinahan cartel target James 'Mago' Gately has been granted bail by the Special Criminal Court.

Mr Gately was shot multiple times as he sat in his car at the Topaz filling station on the Clonshaugh Road, Dublin 17, on May 10, 2017.

David Duffy (33) of Greenfort Lawns, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, is before the non-jury court charged with the offence under Section 72 (1) of the Criminal Justice Act 2006.

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Bail for Mr Duffy had been granted on July 31, but was dependent on the approval of an independent surety of €20,000.

Ms Ciara Vibien, for the Director of Public Prosecutions, yesterday told Mr Justice Tony Hunt that gardaí had no objection regarding approval of the surety.

Mr Conor McKenna BL, for Mr Duffy, said his client had handed in his passport to gardaí and would be supplying them with a mobile phone number within four days.

Mr Duffy was not required to attend yesterday's hearing before presiding judge Mr Justice Hunt, with Mr Justice Gerard Griffin and Mr Justice Dermot Dempsey.

The charge alleges that he, between December 7, 2016, and April 6, 2017, inclusive, and with knowledge of the existence of a criminal organisation, and with the intention of enhancing the ability of the said criminal organisation, or any of its members, to commit a crime or a serious offence, namely the murder of James Gately, participated in or contributed to activities connected with the said offence.

Mr Duffy was remanded in custody with consent to bail to appear before the court again on September 14.