The trial of persons involved in "gangland" crime will go ahead next March before the Special Criminal Court. This trial will make use of the recently enacted legislation providing trial without jury at the direction of the DPP.
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Should be noted that the trials are to be simultaneous. Whether an application for seperate trials was made I know not, but it appears the prosecution are hoping for some form of "cut-throat" defence (though it's unlikely to happen) where at least one of the accused will blame the others which, invariably, leads to all of the accused being convicted.