Irish Daily Star

Man charged with steakhouse murder


- ■■Tom TUITE

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A MAN has been charged with the murder of Tristan Sherry — who was killed after fatally shooting another man in a restaurant on Christmas Eve.

Sherry (26) was attacked after carrying out a gun attack on Jason Hennessy Snr (48) inside Browne’s Steakhouse in Blanchards­town, Dublin.

Wayne Deegan (26), of Linnetsfie­ld Avenue, Phibblesto­wn, Dublin — accused initially of attacking Mr Sherry, violent disorder and producing a knife as a weapon — had been refused bail in January.

He appeared again at Cloverhill District Court yesterday where the Director of Public Prosecutio­ns (DPP) directed Detective Garda Sean Kelly to charge Mr Deegan with murder.

Judge John O’Leary heard that the accused was charged at the courthouse “and in answer to that charge, he made no reply”.

Det Gda Kelly said the DPP had directed trial on indictment. The three original alleged offences were withdrawn.

The District Court does not have jurisdicti­on to consider bail in murder cases, which requires an applicatio­n before the High Court.

Judge O’Leary remanded Mr Deegan in custody to appear again next Thursday.

Mr Deegan, who has yet to indicate a plea, did not address the court.

The accused was granted legal aid following an applicatio­n from defence solicitor Elaine Martin

The DPP must complete a book of evidence and serve it on him prior to granting a return for trial order sending him forward to the Central Criminal Court.


Father-of-one Sherry was attacked after opening fire inside Browne’s Steakhouse on the night of December 24.

Mr Hennessy was shot in the neck and upper body while having a meal with family and friends.

Mr Hennessy, from ‘LIED TO’: O’Connor (top) and Brady

Corduff in west Dublin, was rushed to hospital, but his condition deteriorat­ed, and he passed away on January 4, resulting in gardai commencing a separate murder investigat­ion.

At a previous bail hearing on Mr Deegan’s original set of charges, the court was told he claimed he acted in self-defence. During Garda bail objections it was alleged that Mr Deegan was with a group in the restaurant when two gunmen entered and opened fire on a male.

One fled, but the other, Mr Sherry, was “grabbed” and suffered injuries.

The court heard a firearm was picked up by another male, and there was a “sustained attack” on Mr Sherry on the ground for five minutes.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Co-defendants David Amah (18) of Hazel Grove, Portrane Road, Donabate, Dublin, Michael Andrecut (22) of Sheephill Avenue, Dublin 15, and a 17-year-old boy who cannot be named, were previously charged with murdering Sherry and remain in custody.

Another youth and two other men are also before the courts on related charges.

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