Monaghan man on IRA and firearms offensives further charged

A Co Monaghan man charged with IRA membership and firearms offensives has been further charged with the possession of shotgun cartridges.

A Co Monaghan man charged with IRA membership and firearms offensives has been further charged with the possession of shotgun cartridges.

Eamon Lennon (aged 36), of Iniskeen, Co Monaghan, was charged with membership of an unlawful organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the IRA on August 8, 2010.

He was also charged with the unlawful possession of a sawn-off 12 gauge side by side shotgun at Ecco Road, Dundalk, Co Louth on the same date.

Mr Lennon was remanded in custody at the Special Criminal Court last week on foot of a bench warrant.

This morning at the Special Criminal Court, Mr Lennon was further charged with the unlawful possession of two 12 gauge Eley shotgun cartridges at Ecco Road, Dundalk, Co Louth on August 8, 2010.

Detective Sergeant Vincent Markey told State Solicitor Ms Sandra Manthe that he met with the accused man in the precincts of the court this morning, where he read over and explained in ordinary language the contents of the charge sheet to Mr Lennon.

Det Sgt Markey said he then cautioned the accused man, who made no reply.

Mr Lennon, who appeared before the court wearing a grey top and jeans, was also served with a book of evidence.

Presiding judge Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan, sitting with Judge Margaret Heneghan and Judge William Hamill, remanded the accused man in custody to appear before the non-jury court again on October 30 next.

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