Dean Evans fled the country before his trial

A Dublin man has been arrested in Spain in connection with the murder of a dissident republican outside a pub in Co Meath.

On March 6th 2013, Peter Butterly (35) was shot dead in the car park of the Hunstman Inn in Gormanstown, Co Meath.

Evans with an address at Grange Park Rise in Raheny in Dublin was due to stand trial for his murder at the Special Criminal Court in January to last year.

However the 27 year old failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

This afternoon at around midday he was tracked down and arrested in Fuengirola in Spain.

Two Dublin men were sentenced to life in prison last year for Peter Butterly's murder.

A third man was also due to stand trial but he turned State witness and his murder charge was dropped.

Efforts will now be made to bring Dean Evans back to Ireland for his trial.