Man appears in court charged with murder of David Douglas

David ‘Daithí’ Douglas was shot dead last year in the south inner city

Man appears in court charged with murder of David Douglas

The scene on Dublin's Bridgefoot Street where David Douglas was shot | Image: Rollingnews.ie

An 18-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of David ‘Daithí’ Douglas, who was shot dead in Dublin last year.

Nathan Foley of Rosary Road, Dublin 8 will stand trial before the non-jury Special Criminal Court.

Just after 4pm on July 1st last, a gunman approached David ‘Daithi’ Douglas outside his wife’s shop on Bridgefoot Street in Dublin’s south inner city.

The father-of-one was shot six times in the head and chest.

It is believed he was targeted as part of the Kinahan-Hutch gangland feud that has claimed ten victims to date.

Nathan Foley was brought to court this morning charged with his murder.

He is also accused of causing criminal damage to a car on Strand Road in Dublin three days later.

The court heard the DPP has directed he be tried before the Special Criminal Court, because she feels the ordinary courts are inadequate to secure the effective administration of justice.

He is the second man to be charged with the murder of Daithi Douglas.

Last November, Frederick or ‘Freddie’ Thompson from Loreto Road, Dublin 8 was arrested and charged with his murder.