Limerick man faces C-IRA charge

A Limerick man was charged at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin today in connection with a garda swoop on a suspected Continuity IRA training camp in Co Waterford in August last year.

A Limerick man was charged at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin today in connection with a garda swoop on a suspected Continuity IRA training camp in Co Waterford in August last year.

Dean Coleman, aged 22, of Clarina Avenue, Ballincurra Weston, Limerick faced three charges following his arrest at his home last night.

He was charged with unlawfully assembling for the purposes of practising or training or drilling in the use of firearms at Knocknaree, Knockatedaun, Ballymacarbry, Co Waterford on August 3 last year.

Coleman was also charged with receiving training in the use of firearms and with the unlawful possession of a rifle on the same date.

The court heard that the trial of eight other men facing charges connected with the same incident is due to go ahead in January next year.

An earlier hearing was told that gardaí found guns, ammunition and a makeshift firing range when they swooped on a location in the Comeragh mountains after a surveillance operation.

The court remanded Coleman in custody and sent him for trial with the other eight men on January 11 next.

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