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Special court for terrorists and gangland criminals at risk due to political impasse

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Non-jury trials of terrorists and gangland criminals may be abolished if a new government is not formed within the next month.

Cabinet was told a new government must be formed if legislation underpinning the Special Criminal Court is to be passed by the Dáil at the end of next month.

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan brought a memo to Cabinet seeking permission to renew the Offences Against the State Act by June 30.