Four get bail: one refused

19 August 2010 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Co. Monaghan men were among four accused at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin on Tuesday last to be granted bail, while a fifth man was remanded in custody, when they appeared on charges relating to alleged possession of firearms and membership of an illegal organisation.

A father-of-five, Barry O’Brien of Stonetown, Dundalk, failed to get bail as the court ruled it would be “inappropriate” because the 38-year-old was due to go on trial later this year for an earlier alleged offence dating back to 2004.

He was remanded in custody until November 16 next, the date on which his trial is due to start before the three-judge, non-jury court

One of the two Co. Monaghan men, Paul Maguire, aged 24, of Drumleek South, Castleblayney who was charged with unlawfully having a sawn-off shotgun at Dundalk’s Ecco Road on the date of his arrest, was granted bail and remanded to a further sitting on October 12th.

The other Co. Monaghan accused Eamon Lennon, aged 34, of Inniskeen was charged with membership of an illegal organisation, namely the IRA, on August 8 last along with Neil Smith, aged 32, and Des Ryan, aged 53, both with addresses at Tubberfinn, Donore, Co. Meath.

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