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CAB grabs assets of ex-Provo

THE Criminal Assets Bureau is taking over the finances of convicted IRA man John Noonan.

The former Provo, from Tallaght, owes the agency more than €2.5m.

Bank accounts and a property portfolio belonging to Noonan, a security man who acted as a bodyguard for U2, will now fall under the control of the CAB after he was made bankrupt.

Noonan, a former adjutant officer of the Provisional IRA's Dublin brigade for most of the 1980s, asked the High Court to make him a bankrupt last year after a failed tax appeal against the CAB.

Mr Noonan's property and assets will now be taken over and may be sold to recoup money for creditors.

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