Monday 22 December 2014

Man (55) charged with possession of explosives at Finnstown House further remanded

Published 03/06/2014 | 11:12

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

A 55-year-old man charged with the possession of explosives at Finnstown House Hotel last month has been further remanded in custody for a period of six weeks.

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 in May 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. 

State Solicitor Michael O’Donovan this morning applied for six week remand to allow the prosecution indicate when a book of evidence will be ready.

Presiding judge Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley remanded Mr Devlin in custody for a period of six weeks and directed that his next appearance before the court be made by way of video link.

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