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Courts Order Retrial For Murder Of Man In Crumlin In 2001

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A retrial has been ordered for Dubliner Brian Rattigan who went on trial in 2009 accused of the murder of Declan Gavin in Crumlin Shopping Centre in 2001.

The 21 year old had been stabbed to death outside an Abrakebabra restaurant.

In December, the Supreme Court quashed Rattigan’s murder conviction after deciding certain comments made by the trial judge went ‘further than were desirable’.

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Today the Prosecuting barrister told the Supreme Court the DPP believed there was a sufficient case to bring the trial before the Central Criminal Court.

While Rattigan’s barrister argued against another trial taking place for a number of reasons including the time since Mr Gavin’s death and adverse publicity.

The Judges have now ruled that the trial should take place again. Brian Rattigan with an address at Cooley Road, Drimnagh- wasn’t present for today’s decision.