The Court of Appeal has increased the sentence handed down to a member of the Kinahan cartel who helped the gang murder a bar manager in Dublin.
Martin Aylmer of Casino Park, Marino, Dublin 3 was originally jailed for two years and nine months, but the judges agreed today that it was too lenient.
On April 25th 2016, Michael Barr was shot seven times while working in the Sunset House pub near Croke Park.
Eamon Cumberton of Mountjoy Street, Dublin 7 was convicted of his murder the following year, but is awaiting judgement on an appeal heard last month.
In July 2018, Martin Aylmer admitted helping the gang by buying phones. He was also linked to a lock-up where the getaway car was kept beforehand.
Three months later, he was jailed for two years and nine months, but the DPP appealed his sentence on grounds of undue leniency.
The Court of Appeal agreed that full responsibility for the murder didn’t lie at Aylmer’s door, but was satisfied that he knew he was providing assistance to a drug trafficking organisation and did help in the commission of a murder.
The judges quashed his original sentence and instead jailed him for four years and nine months.
Reporting from Frank Greaney at the Court of Appeal