Jonathan Dowdall’s appeal against the sentence he received for his role in the 2016 murder of David Byrne is due to be heard this morning.
Mr Dowdall’s appeal will be addressed in the Court of Criminal Appear today at approximately 10.30am.
It is unlikely that Mr Dowdall will be in attendance at the appeal himself.
Mr Dowdall was sentenced to four years in Limerick Prison in October 2022 for facilitating the 2016 murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel.
The Special Criminal Court heard that the night before Mr Byrne’s murder, Mr Dowdall drove to the Regency Hotel with his father to book a room. The room was subsequently used by Kevin ‘Flat Cap’ Murray, one of the Regency gunmen.
Mr Dowdall will now appeal the severity of the four-year sentence.
In April 2023, Mr Dowdall was also charged with the direct killing of Mr Byrne, along with Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch.
However, the charge against Mr Dowdall was dropped and he went on to testify against The Monk after his plea to a less serious offence was accepted.
It is believed Mr Dowdall will enter the Witness Protection Programme following the end of his sentence.
Main image: Court artist sketch of Jonathan Dowdall being cross examined by Gerry Hutch's defence barrister during the trial of Mr Hutch at the Special Criminal Court for the 2016 murder of David Byrne.