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Estonian man (58) charged with conspiring to kill man in the north

A 58-year-old man has appeared before a Dublin court charged with conspiring to kill a man in the north
Staff Reporter

A 58-YEAR-OLD man has been charged in the Republic with conspiring to kill a man in the north this week.

Imre Arakas, with an address at Sopruse, Tallinn in Estonia, appeared before Dublin District Court yesterday charged with conspiring with others who were not before the court to murder Dublin man James Gately in Northern Ireland on Monday or Tuesday.

It is understood he was arrested by gardaí investigating a feud between the rival Kinahan and Hutch gangs in Dublin.

A guard told the court that when charged Mr Arakas made no reply.

Mr Arakas told Judge Grainne Malone that he was unemployed at the moment.

He agreed that he would like her to nominate a solicitor for him as he was "pretty new here".

Mr Arakas' solicitor told the court that the nature of the charge meant he could seek bail only in the High Court.

He was remanded in custody until Wednesday when he will be back before the District Court. Two other men arrested in connection with the investigation have been released from Garda custody without charge.

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