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Man charged over IRA membership
27 Mar 2015 06:06
A Dublin man has been charged with membership of an unlawful organisation at a late night sitting of the Special Criminal Court.
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David Murray, 54, of Cappogue Cottages, Finglas, Dublin, is charged with membership of an unlawful organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh Na hÉíreann, on 25 March 2015.
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Detective Garda Colin Finnerty of the Special Detective Unit told the three-judge Special Criminal Court that he arrested Mr Murray at approximately 7pm this evening at Liam Mellows Road, Finglas, Dublin 11.
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Mr Murray was brought Finglas Garda Station from where he was subsequently transferred to the Special Criminal Court tonight.
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When handed the original charge sheet by Det Gda Finnerty in the confines of the Criminal Courts of Justice and asked whether he had any reply to the charge, Det Gda Finnerty said Mr Murray made no reply.
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Det Gda Finnerty said he had produced his official ID and informed him he was arresting Mr Murray under section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.
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Barrister Lorcan Staines BL, for Mr Murray, said he was preserving his position in relation to jurisdiction and that he would hope to make an application for bail on Tuesday 31 March.
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Mr Justice Paul Butler, presiding alongside Judge Martin Nolan and Judge Anthony Hamill, remanded Mr Murray in custody until Tuesday with liberty to apply for bail.
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