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Two Sligo men accused of IRA membership have been granted bail by the Special Criminal Court today.

The men, arrested in Co Leitrim by local gardai as part of an operation targeting dissident republican activity, were charged earlier this month before an out-of-term sitting of the non-jury court.

Damhan McFadden (27) of Kilmacowen, Ballysadare and Julian Flohr (35) of Rusheen Ard, Caltra, both in County Sligo, are charged with membership of an unlawful organisation, styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the IRA on August 14th.

The two accused men were granted bail today (Thursday) after the ….read more

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Third man convicted of murdering Thomas Dooley

Central Criminal Court

A third man has been convicted of the murder of a 64-year-old man who was beaten to death with a baseball bat in his own home.

Matthew Cummins (22), of Churchview Heights, Edenderry, Co Offaly and his co-accused Sean Davy, (21), of Clonmullen Drive, Edenderry, and James Davy (25), of Thornhill Meadows, Celbridge, Co Kildare had pleaded not guilty to murdering Thomas ‘Toddy’ Dooley at Sr Senan Court in Edenderry on February 12, 2014.

The jury at the Central Criminal Court found the two cousins Sean Davy and James Davy guilty yesterday and today they returned a guilty verdict for Matthew ….read more

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Two men charged with IRA membership

Special Criminal Court

Two Sligo men have appeared at an out-of-term sitting of the Special Criminal Court charged with membership of the IRA.

Damhan McFadden (27) of Kilmacowen, Ballysadare and Julian Flohr (35) of Rusheen Ard, Caltra, both in County Sligo, were charged with membership of an unlawful organisation, styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the IRA on August 14th.

Garda Kieran Staed, of Sligo Garda Station, told State Solicitor Liam Mulholland that he arrested Mr McFadden today at 5.25pm on Pearse Rd in Sligo.

The garda cautioned Mr McFadden, to which the accused man made no reply, the court ….read more

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Pair found guilty of murdering 64-year-old in his home

Central Criminal Court

Two men have been convicted of murdering a 64-year-old in his home by unanimous jury verdicts.

Sean Davy (21), of Clonmullen Drive, Edenderry, Co Offaly and James Davy (25), of Thornhill Meadows, Celbridge, Co Kildare had pleaded not guilty to murdering Thomas ‘Toddy’ Dooley at Sr Senan Court in Edenderry on February 12, 2014.

A third man, Matthew Cummins (22), of Churchview Heights, Edenderry has also pleaded not guilty and the jury will consider its verdict in relation to him tomorrow.

At 4.33pm today the eight men and four women returned after just over eight hours of deliberations. The foreman confirmed that ….read more

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