Three men convicted of training FARC rebels in Colombia are interviewed at garda stations in Dublin.
Following contact between their legal representatives and gardaí, Niall Connolly, Jim Monaghan and Martin McCauley presented themselves voluntarily on 18 August 2005. They had been in hiding since the previous December, when they were convicted of training FARC rebels in Colombia. The men had returned to Ireland by boat in recent months, a fact that became public when Jim Monaghan appeared on RTÉ News on 5 August.
Both Monaghan and McCauley left the garda stations later in the day. But Connolly was arrested under the Criminal Justice Act because he had been travelling in Colombia under a false Irish passport, an offence under Irish law. The other two had been using false British passports.
John Kilraine reports for RTÉ News on 18 August 2005.