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A Dublin man facing an IRA membership and firearms charges was remanded in custody by the Special Criminal Court this yesterday.

A Dublin man facing an IRA membership and firearms charges was remanded in custody by the Special Criminal Court this yesterday.

Dean Byrne (23), of Drumcairn Park, Tallaght was charged earlier this year after he and another man were arrested by members of the Special Detective Unit and the garda Crime and Security branch after an operation in Tallaght.

Mr Byrne, of Drumcairn Park, Tallaght, is charged with membership of an unlawful organisation within the State styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the IRA on June 5, 2014.

He is also charged with the unlawful possession of a 9x18mm calibre Makarov PM semi-automatic pistol and magazine and 10 rounds of 9x18mm BR calibre Sellier & Bellot ammunition at Glenshane Crescent, Tallaght on June 5, 2014.

Mr Byrne had been granted bail on his own bond of 1,000 Euro, an independent surety of 20,000 Euro and was ordered to sign on daily at Tallaght Garda Station. He was also ordered to keep a curfew between 12 midnight and 7 am each night and to surrender his passport.

The court also ordered that Byrne should not associate with anyone convicted of a scheduled offence.

However, counsel for My Byrne, Bernard Condon SC told the court that his client's independent surety was no longer able to act.

Ms Justice Deirdre Murphy, presiding alongside Ms Justice Margaret Heneghan and Cormac Dunne, released the bail bond and remanded Mr Byrne in custody.

The case comes before the court again on November 11 2014.


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