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IRA suspect is kept in custody

THE Special Criminal Court has remanded a Limerick man charged with membership of the IRA in custody for six weeks.

Michael Kiely (42), of Abbeyvale, Corbally, Limerick, was arrested following a garda investigation in to the activities of dissident republicans in the Limerick area.

He was charged before the non-jury court last week with membership of an unlawful organisation on January 6.

State solicitor Claire Daly yesterday told the court there was no objection to bail but that gardai had not been furnished with details of an independent surety.

Presiding judge Mr Justice Paul Butler, sitting with Judge Margaret Heneghan and Judge Flannan Brennan, remanded Kiely in custody until March 5, with liberty to apply for bail on short notice.