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Man charged with directing IRA refused bail

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court
Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A Louth man charged with directing the IRA has been refused bail at the Special Criminal Court today.

Séamus McGrane (60), of Little Road, Domiskin, Co Louth, is charged with directing the activities of an unlawful organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the IRA, in respect of which a suppression order had been made, within the State on dates between December 23 2009 and May 13 2015 inclusive.

Mr McGrane is also charged with membership of an unlawful organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na hÉireann, otherwise the IRA within the State between December 23 2009 and May 13 2015. 

Mr Justice Paul Butler, presiding, with Judge John O'Hagan and Judge Anne Ryan, refused to grant the accused man's bail application.

Tony McGillicuddy BL, for Mr McGrane, also applied for temporary bail. 

This, too, was refused by the court.