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Brother of murdered dissident republican Alan Ryan denied bail

A 22-year-old brother of murdered dissident republican Alan Ryan has been refused bail at the High Court.

Vincent Ryan is charged with membership of an unlawful organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the IRA on September 13th, 2012.

His co-accused Darragh Evans (23) is also charged with the same offence on the same date.

The pair were also subsequently charged with firearms offensives as part of a garda investigation in to the murder of 30-year-old Michael Kelly, who was shot dead outside an apartment complex on Marsfield Avenue, Clongriffin on September 15th, 2011.

On September 21st last, the men were charged with the possession of an AKM assault rifle and Webley-make revolver MkV1 at Clonshaugh Walk, Coolock, Dublin 17 on September 15th 2011.

Mr Justice Michael Hanna today said the court would refuse the bail application brought by counsel for the accused man, Mr Hugh Hartnett SC.

The accused men are due to stand trial on the firearms offences at the non-jury Special Criminal Court on October 9th, 2013, and on October 22nd 2013 on the membership charge.

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