Cork solicitor who tried to hire hitman struck off

Cork solicitor Gary O’Flynn has been struck off following his conviction for soliciting a person to murder three people, the Irish Examiner reports.

Mr Justice Peter Kelly, president of the High Court, made the order on foot of an application from the Law Society.

The judge said Mr O’Flynn’s wrongdoing was of “a different order and magnitude” than typical misconduct by solicitors.

He was sentenced to five years with two suspended after pleading guilty to soliciting a person to murder a garda, a Revenue official and a former business partner between October 2012 and February 2013.

Mr O’Flynn was previously a solicitor and a Cork city councillor.