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Wednesday 27 August 2014

Man gets jail term for IRA membership

Published 12/12/2012 | 05:00

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A FATHER-of-two convicted of membership of the IRA has been sentenced to three-and-a-half-years in jail at the Special Criminal Court.

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Robert Nolan (45) of Elmdale Park, Cherry Orchard, Ballyfermot, Dublin had pleaded not guilty to membership of an unlawful organisation.

The court heard Nolan was a passenger in a Ford Mondeo car that was stopped by a garda patrol unit in the Ballinacurra Weston area of Limerick city on the afternoon of January 11 last.

Gardai uncovered a revolver concealed under the front passenger seat.

The driver of the car was convicted IRA member Dermot Gannon (45), a father-of-four from Wellview Crescent, Mulhuddart, Co Dublin. Gannon was jailed for seven years for possession of the firearm.

Irish Independent

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