Monday 19 March 2018

Trinity graduate bailed in gun possession case

Natasha Reid

A member of socialist republican group Eirigi was one of three people who walked free from the Special Criminal Court yesterday after being granted bail.

Trinity College graduate and prominent Eirigi member Ursula Shannon (29), of Inglewood Crescent, Clonsilla, is charged with possession of two handguns and 32 rounds of ammunition at Tullybeg, Rahan, Co Offaly, on November 27, 2012.

Her co-accused, John Troy (33) John McGreal (36) and Colin Brady (23) were also granted bail. Mr Brady of Ashgrove, Baskin Lane, Kinsealy, did not take up his bail.

The charges include unlawful possession of one 9mm parabellum calibre Taurus PT92 semi-automatic pistol and one 9mm parabellum calibre Walther P5 semi-automatic pistol.

Mr McGreal, of Thornchase, Palmer Road, Rush, and Mr Troy, of Dunard Avenue, Cabra, are additionally charged with membership of an unlawful organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the IRA.

They are all due before the court again on February 5.

Irish Independent

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