10 December 2005

Man charged over M50 bomb


10/12/2005 - 16:01:31

A Dublin man appeared at a special sitting of the Special Criminal Court today in connection with the discovery of a bomb in a car at the Westlink toll bridge on Thursday night.

Martin O’Rourke (aged 22), of Sheepmore Grove, Blanchardstown was charge with the unlawful possession of an improvised explosive device at the Westlink Toll Plaza, Castleknock on Devember 8.

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 Brian Cagney of the Special Detective Unit gave evidence of arresting O’ Rourke at Clondalkin Garda Station. The court remanded O’ Rourke in custody until Tuesday next.

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