Diarmuid Rossa Phelan is accused of murdering Keith Conlon (36) at Hazelgrove Farm, Kiltalown Lane, Tallaght, on February 22 last
Lawyers representing a senior barrister charged with the murder of a father of four have been granted permission by the Court of Appeal to request interviews with four eyewitnesses in the case.
…court president Mr Justice George Birmingham was told that lawyers representing Diarmuid Rossa Phelan wanted to interview a group of witnesses to the fatal shooting, but the State was objecting to the request because the Book of Evidence had yet to be served on the accused.
…Granting the defence application, Mr Justice Birmingham said the three-judge court could “see no objection” in the request from Mr Phelan’s solicitors to contact the four student witnesses for the purpose of an interview…
“It is accepted by all sides of the court that there is no property of a witness. That is beyond dispute,” the judge said.
Previously: Refused Bail