Ken Foxe Public Affairs Correspondent
A MAN was charged yesterday with the murder of a drug dealer almost three years ago.
Craig White, who is 22, was charged with the murder of Noel Roche, who was shot dead in a car on the Clontarf Road in November 2005.
White, who gave his address at O'Devaney Gardens in Dublin's north inner city, was remanded in custody to appear in court again next Friday.
The investigation into Noel Roche's murder has been on going for three years.
The 27-year-old was travelling in a Ford Mondeo car when he was shot dead by an attacker, who fired four bullets through the vehicle's window.
His brother John had been shot dead just seven months earlier after being approached by a gunman in Kilmainham and fired upon.
Craig White appeared at Dublin District Court for just a few minutes yesterday to hear gardaí gave evidence of arrest and caution.
Det Sgt Enda Mulryan said that White had nothing to say when the charge was put to him.
Noel Roche had been travelling with a friend along the Clontarf Road near the Yacht Pub when a motorcycle pulled up beside them.
A gunman opened fire on Roche, who was well-known to gardaí and considered an enforcer in one of the gangs involved in a violent feud in Crumlin.
Noel Roche was himself considered one of the key suspects in the fatal shootings of Gavin Byrne, 30, and Darren Geoghegan, 26, who were shot dead in Firhouse.
September 14, 2008