A Dublin father of two has been sentenced to three-and-a-half-years in jail for membership of the IRA.
Forty-five year-old Robert Nolan of Elmdale Park, Cherry Orchard, Ballyfermot had pleaded not guilty to membership of an unlawful organisation, on January 11, 2012.
The Special Criminal Court heard gardaí found a Webley revolver in a brown paper bag under his seat when they stopped a Ford Mondeo car at Ballinacurra Weston in Limerick last January.
The driver of the car was convicted IRA member 45-year-old Dermot Gannon, from Wellview Crescent, Mulhuddart, Co Dublin.
Meanwhile, a 21-year-old Dublin man, seperately charged with membership of the IRA and unlawful possession of a firearm has been freed on bail, also by the Special Criminal Court.
Daryl Mulcahy of Matt Talbot Court was charged last week with the unlawful possession of one 9mm Parabellum calibre Beretta Model 9000S semi-automatic pistol at Temple Street in Dublin on December 4, as well as with IRA membership.
Mulcahy was remanded on bail until February 19 next year.
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A man who appeared to provide sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake", the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said.
There has been a slight decrease in the number of residential mortgages in arrears over 90 days and an increase in the number of permanently restructured mortgages in October, according to the Department of Finance.
The Limerick intermediate team is still without a manager, but, in a compromise that was backed unanimously at a meeting of the county board in Claughaun GAA club last night, the dispute that had threatened to throw the county back into the chaos it had witnessed only three years ago was finally resolved.
MYTHS are the stories that groups tell themselves: the beautiful lies that allow life go on. This is a week of great myth making. In the death and interment of Nelson Mandela we are witnessing modern myth being made in front of our eyes. But myths can be pernicious and evil — corroding life as well as enhancing it.
Tipperary native Brian Lonergan fulfilled a long-standing ambition when his tricolour appeared on live TV during Sunday's NFL clash between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks at Candlestick Park.
THE scandal at the Central Remedial Clinic is a gift to the Government. Here we have an organisation seemingly plundering charitable funds, to feather the nests of a group of Fianna Fáil insiders, all of whom can be linked easily to former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.