Peter Madden of Madden & Finucane, representing Zhen Dong Zhao, said:
“We welcome the judgment delivered today by the Court of Appeal in Dublin.
“Our client’s case turned on the defence of provocation which presents complex legal issues.
“The Court today recognised that the charge given to the jury may have led to confusion which has resulted in their decision to overturn the conviction. A retrial has been ordered. This judgment will help both our client and future defendants who wish to rely upon the defence of provocation.”