07 May 2005


Cork man charged with IRA membership

07/05/2005 - 13:16:02

A Cork man was charged with firearms and ammunition and membership of an illegal organisation at a special sitting of the Special Criminal Court in Dublin today.

Niall Smith (aged 30), of Adelaide Terrace, Summerhill North, Cork was charged with the unlawful possession of a Webley and Scott semi automatic pistol and one round of .32 inch ammunition at Barrack St. Cork on May 5.

He was also charged with membership of an unlawful organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the IRA on the same date.

Detective Garda Dave Fitzgibbon gave evidence of arresting Smith at Barrack St on Thursday night.

Smith was remanded in custody until next Wednesday.

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