Friday 15 December 2017

Dissident accused bailed

ONE of two men charged at the weekend in connection with the activities of dissident republicans has been freed on bail by the Special Criminal Court in Dublin.

Peter Butterly (33), of Cortown, Togher, Dunleer, Co Louth, was charged on Sunday with membership of an unlawful organisation styling itself on the IRA.

The court remanded him on bail until December 17.

Boy (16) caught dealing drugs

A 16-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to possessing €950 worth of heroin and cocaine following his arrest for drug dealing on a Dublin city centre street.

The teen was charged at the Dublin Children's Court with possessing the drugs for sale or supply, at Marlborough Street, on December 2 last.

Judge Bryan Smyth adjourned the case until December for a pre-sentence probation report and a psychiatric report on the boy, who is on bail, to be furnished to the court.

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