EIGHT Dublin men last night aappeared before a sitting of the city’s Special Criminal Court charged with membership of the IRA. They were all arrested on Friday after a search of a commerc. l premises in Clondalkin, west of the capital.
The search was part of a Garda probe of ddissident republican activities.
Declan Phelan (32), Damon McNamee (32), Kevin Barry (38), John Brock, Darren Murphy (42), Hubert Duffy (45), Does Christie (49), and William Jackson (53) were charged with membership of an unlawful organization on March 29. None of the defndents replied when the charges were put to them in court. Detective Garda Darren Martin agreed with counsel for Darren Murphy that Mr Murphy had injuries to his face including a laceration above the right eye.
A doctor attended to the accused man during his detention. None of the eight applied for bail. Mr Justice Paul Butler, presiding, said the court would grant a disclosure order under section 56 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007 for any recording of the questioning of the accused men during their detention. The court will also order that a transcript be provided for all parties and will treat last night’s sitting as a trail date in respect of the eight men. Mr Justice Butler, sitting with Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan and Judge William Hamill, remanded the men in custody with liberty to applay for bail to appear in court on Friday. He said the court would also recommend that Mr Murphy receive whatever medical treatment required while in custody.
With many thanks to : Irish News.
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Marian Price charged over murder of Massereene soldiers
A prominent republican has been charged in connection with the murders of two soldiers in Antrim in March 2009.
Marian Price – also known by her married name Marian McGlinchey – has been charged with providing property for the purposes of terrorism.
The charge is related to the murders of Sappers Patrick Azimkar and Mark Quinsey at Massereene barracks.
On Friday, a lawyer said no new evidence has been produced to link republican Marian Price to the charge.
He said the 57-year-old was first questioned 18 months ago about allegations of supplying a phone.
She was charged by summons earlier this month, a relatively new process in Northern Ireland, rather than at court on Friday.
The soldiers were shot dead outside their base as they collected a pizza delivery.
Two men are due to stand trial accused of their murders later this year.
Ms Price, who is also known by her married name Marian McGlinchy, is in custody following the revocation of her release on licence.
She was expected to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court for a preliminary enquiry on Friday.
But she was not produced after it emerged that her defence team want to cross-examine three witnesses, including two senior detectives, as part of their challenge to the case against her.
A date for the day-long committal hearing is expected to be fixed next month.
Mr Corrigan told the court an abuse of process application will also be mounted.
He said: “The defendant was originally questioned in relation to these matters in November 2009. That’s 18 months ago.
“No new evidence has been adduced since that date.”
The solicitor detailed how his client’s previous release from prison was subsequently revoked by the secretary of state.
He claimed the allegations which formed part of the new charge against her were linked to that decision.
A hearing into the revocation of her licence is due to take place in August, the court was told.
District Judge Fiona Bagnall ordered that the case be listed again for August 5.
At that stage Ms Price is expected to appear via video link…..
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The object was uncovered close to the A1 on Thursday. (© UTV)
Police are also at the scene of the security alert.
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A packed house in the Cornmill Centre, Coalisland during the public meeting dealing with issues involving drugs in the area INTT1312-172JS
THE COALISLAND community have turned out in force at a public meeting in order to send a strong message to drug dealers: You are not welcome in our town!
Organisers of the event, which took place on Thursday night in the Cornmill Heritage Centre, say they have been overwhelmed at the number of people who showed up to demand more action from the police to rid the streets of illegal substances.
The Tyrone Times exclusively revealed recently how dealers in Coalisland were routinely handing out free drugs, including types which are more addictive than heroin, to children as young as 13.
More than 200 people attended Thursday night’s public meeting, including representatives from local churches, youth groups and sporting organisations, with Claire Carleton from the charity Opportunity Youth present to provide information on types of drugs and symptoms which may indicate the use of such illegal substances.
One distressed local woman even told how she had “effectively lost” her son to the scourge of drugs, while others claimed police were lacking in their response to calls about suspected drug dealing in public areas.
Mid Ulster Assembly Member, Michelle O’Neill, attended the meeting along with Coalisland Councillor, Padraig Quinn, and told the Times people from the community were determined to find a solution to the ongoing drugs problem in the town.
“The strongest message that came out of that room on Thursday night was that 200 or more people felt strongly enough about what is happening in their town to come to a public meeting”, said Mrs O’Neill.
“But we need to do a whole lot more to tackle this problem. The strength of feeling at that meeting should send a strong message to the drug dealers in our town. They are not welcome, and there should be no place in our society for drug dealers to live comfortably.”
Michelle O’Neill said the problem facing the Coalisland community was a “collective” one, which required everyone to take responsibility for tackling the issue.
“We need to look at the policing element, what is being done to police the town and deal with the drug dealers”, she continued.
“It is very evident that people feel not enough is being done by the police. People at the meeting spoke about making reports about drugs being dealt on the streets and nothing being done, so we need more action and tougher sentences for those who are caught.
“We also need services for people who find themselves addicted to drugs, because those people are victims in all of this.
“This meeting was a first step in tackling the problem. We have a lot more to do. People want a meeting with police to talk about their role, and we plan to have a dedicated meeting for young people to speak about the issues.
“Parish Priest, Fr Paul Byrne, also plans to hold a meeting in St Patrick’s Hall this Friday night, March 30, which will be another opportunity for people to come together and speak about the problem.”
Cllr Padraig Quinn, meanwhile, encouraged anyone who would like to help organise efforts to tackle the problem of drugs within the community, to contact him directly.
He added: “A lot of people contributed to the debate, there were many suggestions and stories shared and we now have a platform on which to build. The underlining point of the night was that this problem affects everyone, not just an unlucky few.
“There are many aspects that we need to take into consideration when attempting to tackle the drug problem, but above all else, it is vital that we come together as a community and that we don’t simply ask what someone else is doing to help, but ask, what can I do to help? We need to work to secure a drug free future for our town.”
Details of future meetings will be made available to the local press in due course.
Cllr Padraig Quinn can be contacted on 07834 592 880.
WITH MANY THANKS TO : Tyrone Times
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The celebrations are due to take place from 2 June to 5 June.
The planned events have been discussed by a special council working group.
Meeting minutes show that two Sinn Fein members of the group said that “they would be supporting” the plans when they come before the council’s strategic policy committee.
A beacon will also be lit on Monday 4 June on top of Cave Hill.
There will also be a council-run grant scheme to help community organisations in the city organise their own jubilee events.
The projected cost of the celebrations is £56,000.
TricolourThe events were discussed by the Joint Group of the Party Leaders Forum and the Historic Centenaries Working Group.
That is a group of councillors from all parties who were selected to look at how the council should approach the forthcoming decade of centenaries and commemorations.
Sinn Fein councillors Jim McVeigh and Conor Maskey are members of the working group.
At a meeting on 27 January they abstained from the group’s decision to agree the Diamond Jubilee events.
However, at a subsequent meeting last Friday the Sinn Fein members supported the plans.
The minutes read: “The Sinn Fein members indicated that they had now had the opportunity to discuss within their group the Diamond Jubilee report which had been presented at the last meeting and they would be supporting the report at the next meeting of the Strategic Policy and Resources Committee.”
In a statement, a party spokesperson said that they were not in a position to discuss these matters as talks are at a sensitive stage and there are a number of important issues to be resolved.
Meanwhile, the working group has also examined issues around the flying of the Union flag on council buildings.
The 27 January meeting received a presentation from Ms Denise Wheatley, an expert in equality policy.
She had researched equality issues around council policy on the flying of the Union flag.
She found that it was “acceptable and appropriate” for the council to fly the flag at City Hall, but suggested that there should be no Union flag flown at the Ulster Hall and the council’s Duncrue complex.
With regard to City Hall, she put forward four options in descending order.
The fourth of these suggests that “both the Union flag and the Tricolour” be flown at City Hall.
Ms Wheatley stressed that these suggestions were her own professional opinion.
Any change to the current arrangements for flying the Union flag would have to be approved by council and issued for public consultation.
NOW ON THE SAME STORY HEADLINED IRIS MEETS QUEEN..AGAIN
Iris Robinson will get her second chance to meet the Queen in a year – thanks to $hame £ein !
Sinn Fein aim to snub the Queen when she comes here on a Silver Jubilee visit early that month. The current Belfast Lord Majyor is Niall O’ Donnghaile of Sinn Fein. We can reveal that he was due to step down from his post of First Citizen at the Council’s next annual meeting due to be held on Wednsday, June 6th. but the Queen is due on a Silver Jubilee Royal vist to Belfast on either the Monday or Tuesday of the same week, altough, as usual, plans are still hush-hush. And sources say the Shinners at City Hall didn’t want their man in the top post to have to officially meet and greet the Queen at City Hall. So they’ve worked out a still secret compromise with the other parties.
Revealed one City Hall insider yesterday : ” There have been behind closded-doors negotiations. ” The plan is for the annual meeting to be moved forward to the Friday, June 1st.
” That would mean Niall O’ Donnghaile will have finished his term as Lord Mayor when the Queen visits on either June 4th or 5th. ” And very conveniently for Mrs Robinson and the party she once represented, the next Lord Mayor of the city will be from the DUP !
” Unusually for the City Council after recent bitter spats,” the source added, ” this seems to be have been a very diplomatic sidestep engineered by Sinn Fein -and accommodated by the DUP.”
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è il mio primo libro. racconta di uno che si chiama proprio come me, della fine del sogno di lotta continua, della nascita di controradio, di quella del tenax e del salt peanuts, e di come mai i rolling stones non hanno suonato a firenze. per ora mi fermo qui, ma non per molto…intanto se vuoi saperne di più.. vieni alle Murate venerdì 17………ti aspetto! e se inviti altri a venire, ti ringrazio!!!!!!!
Mancano due giorni alla “prima”….. La voce di Tony Topazio, le foto di Ricky e Ghera, le testimonianze di Stefano, Gianni e del sottoscritto…….in diretta su Controradio e soprattutto dal vivo al Caffè le Murate. venerdì 17 alle 18 un appuntamento da non perdere. Anche perche’ senno’ come farete a sapere perche’ non hanno suonato a Firenze i ROLLING STONES?
E come e’ nata Controradio? E il Tenax, da chi ha avuto il nome? E l’anima? Venerdì alle 18, meglio esserci……..alle Murate.
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THREE PERFORMANCES OF THE AWARD WINNING PLAY BALLYMURPHY MASSACRE…………A Play about the events of the MassacreThe stories of those killed and their families who have organised the research and the lobbying that has brought this event to public attention.The Fami…lies believe that by putting the event on record it will force the Britishto admit its wrong doings of 1971 and lead to an apology from those responsible. The play will tell this story.The play is written by Brenda Murphy, Directed by Pam Brighton …. tickets £10