Jury sworn in for manslaughter case from 2001

A jury has been sworn in for the trial of a Dublin man accused of the manslaughter of another man in the city over 12 years ago.

54-year-old Dermot Griffin of Ballyfermot Road in Ballyfermot has pleaded not guilty to the unlawful killing of Stephen Hughes at Rossfield Avenue in Tallaght on September 1, 2001.

A jury of six women and six men has been sworn in for the trial, which will get underway at 2pm this afternoon before Judge Patricia Ryan.

It is expected to last up to three weeks.

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