Friday 23 March 2018

Seven men on charges of IRA membership

SEVEN men have been charged with IRA membership at a special sitting of the Special Criminal Court last night.

The Dublin men were all charged with membership of an unlawful organisation on Wednesday, July 3.

The seven were Peter Burns (39) of Glenshane Crescent, Tallaght; Kevin Braney (39) also of Glenshane Crescent, Tallaght; Michael Barr (33) of Carlton Court, Poppintree, Ballymun; Brian Nick McBennett (54) of Ard Collum Avenue, Artane; John Brock (41) of Glenview Park, Tallaght; Declan Phelan (31) of Lanndale Lawns, Tallaght; and Desmond Christie (49) of Liam Mellows Road, Finglas.

Mr Justice Paul Butler remanded all seven in custody to appear again on July 9.

Irish Independent

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Editor's Choice

Also in Irish News