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Saturday 19 April 2014

Eirigi activist one of four held on gun charge

A prominent member of socialist republican group Eirigi was one of four Dubliners who were remanded in custody until next Thursday following an out-of-hours sitting of the Special Criminal Court, charged with possessing two handguns and ammunition.

Long-time Eirigi activist Ursula Shannon (28), pictured, of Inglewood Crescent, Clonsilla; and her co-accused Colin Brady (23) of Ashgrove, Baskin Lane, Kinsealy; John Troy (33) and John McGreal (36) were all charged with the possession of two handguns and 32 rounds of ammunition at Tullybeg, Rahan, Co Offaly on Tuesday night.

Mr McGreal, of Thornchase, Palmer Road, Rush; and Mr Troy, of Dunard Avenue, Cabra, are also charged with membership of an unlawful organisation within the State styling itself the Irish Republican Army.

Irish Independent

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