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Saturday 20 September 2014

Case against man charged with possession of explosives at Finnstown House adjourned

Brian Kavanagh

Published 15/07/2014 | 18:02

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Finnstown House Hotel in Lucan. Photo: El Keegan
Finnstown House Hotel in Lucan. Photo: El Keegan

The case against a 55-year-old man charged with the possession of explosives at Finnstown House Hotel in May has been adjourned until the beginning of the next court term.

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Samuel Devlin, who is originally from Co Tyrone but has lived in Dublin for a number of years, was charged before the non-jury Special Criminal Court after his arrest by members of the Special Detective Unit.

Mr Devlin, with an address at Golf Suite, Finnstown House Hotel, Lucan, Co Dublin is charged with the unlawful possession of the explosive substance Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate (PETN) at the same address on May 11, 2014.

He is also charged with membership of an unlawful organisation within the State, namely Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the Irish Republican Army, otherwise the IRA on May 11, 2014. 

Presiding judge Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley today (Tuesday) remanded Mr Devlin, who appeared before the court via video link, in custody until October 7 when the court returns from its summer recess.

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