Thursday 23 November 2017

IRA accused has T-shirt of slain brother on in court

Brian Kavanagh

A BROTHER of murdered dissident republican Alan Ryan has appeared in court wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a photograph of his slain sibling.

The Special Criminal Court heard yesterday that a book of evidence may be served early next month on Vincent Ryan and two other men who are charged with membership of the IRA.

Last month, Vincent Ryan (22), with an address at Grange Abbey Drive, Donaghmede in Dublin, was charged with membership of an unlawful organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the IRA on September 13.

His co-accused, Darragh Evans (23), of Grange Park Rise, Raheny, Dublin; and Nathan Kinsella (33), of Matt Talbot Court in Dublin city centre, were also charged with the same offence on the same date.


Both Vincent Ryan and Darragh Evans were subsequently charged with firearms offensives as part of a garda investigation into the murder of Michael Kelly (30), who was shot dead on Marsfield Avenue, Clongriffin, Dublin on September 15, 2011.

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

Counsel for the State, Tara Burns, asked that the case be adjourned until November 7, when she said the book of evidence would either be served or a date for the service of the book would be set.

With regard to an upcoming bail application on behalf of Mr Kinsella, Ms Burns asked that the hearing be adjourned until Friday, as information regarding the proposed terms of bail had come to gardai at "quite a late stage" and they wished to investigate further.

Ms Burns asked that bail applications for Vincent Ryan and Darragh Evans be adjourned until October 10, adding that gardai had yet to receive any information on proposed bail terms for Mr Ryan.

Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan remanded both Vincent Ryan and Darragh Evans in custody until October 10, while Nathan Kinsella was remanded in custody to appear before the court on Friday.

Irish Independent

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