'Body in suitcase' trial: Dublin men set to be extradited to Netherlands

General view of Amsterdam

Two Dublin men are going to be sent to The Netherlands where they are wanted in connection with the death of a man in Amsterdam.

The body of Keith Ennis from Walkinstown was dumped in a canal almost five years ago.

Ennis, a well-known Dublin criminal, fled to The Netherlands after gardaí charged him with gun and drug offences.

His body parts were found stuffed in a suitcase and dumped in one of Amsterdam's canals in March 2009.

Kenneth Brunell from Palmerstown and Barry McArdle from Drimnagh have been in custody here since they were arrested on foot of extradition warrants.

They are wanted to face trial for Mr Ennis's death.

Philip County from Lucan was surrendered to the Dutch authorities in April 2011 and the two others are now set to join him.

Today, Mr Justice John Edwards indicated his intention to surrender the pair, but said his written judgement was not quite ready.

It is extensive and runs into over 100 pages, he said, but will fully explain how he came to his decision when it is made available in two days' time.

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