IRA membership trial halted over alleged garda telephone recordings

first_imgNewsIRA membership trial halted over alleged garda telephone recordingsBy Staff Reporter – March 26, 2014 1107 WhatsApp Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Print Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] Limerick men charged with the alleged membership of an illegal organisation, namely the IRA, have had their trial halted at the Special Criminal Court amid the latest development in the Garda phone recording saga. Following an application for disclosure made before the three judge non jury court, the trial of Thomas McMahon, 32, with an address at Ros Fearna, Murroe and Noel Noonan, 35, of North Claughaun Road, Garryowen was halted as evidence was due outlining that both are alleged members of the IRA, On February 7, 2013, both men were arrested in County Tipperary during an operation where Gardai were investigating dissident republicans.The legal teams for both accused men asked the court for disclosure from An Garda Siochana as to whether or not conversations their clients had with lawyers were recorded. Defence counsels, Isobel Kennedy SC and Anthony Sammon SC, outlined that the accused men had phone conversations with solicitors before garda interviews. Tara Burns SC, prosecution counsel for the State said that Gardai knew nothing, at the time, about what has since emerged. The matter was adjourned until later this week for clarification on whether or not recordings were made. Linkedin Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Facebookcenter_img Advertisement #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick TAGSdissident republicansIRAMusic LimerickSpecial Criminal Court Previous articleSpecialist garda unit needed to tackle gun crimeNext articleApology too late as Collins calls for Shatter to step down Staff Reporter #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Email New Music: 40Hurtzlast_img read more

“I need to get at least a draw from Hearts of Oak”- Olympics coach Annor Walker

first_imgGreat Olympics head coach, Annor Walker, is hoping to avoid defeat in the Accra Derby against Hearts of Oak on Wednesday to ease the team’s relegation woes;Olympics are currently 15th on the league table and they have 14 points; 4 behind the Phobians and they are hoping to record consecutive wins for the first time this season in the league.Over the weekend, they got themselves a 2-0 home victory over Dwarfs at the Accra Sports Stadium and Walker is hoping that his team will not fall short of expectations as they face their more illustrious city rivals in their first league meeting of the season.“I respect Hearts of Oak a lot but I really need the points to help me move up the table. It will not be an easy match but I know that by the end of the day, I will get at least from the Accra Sports Stadium.”Walkers will miss the services of his most experienced midfielder, Gladson Awako, who suffered a hand injury in the match against Dwarfs. Walker stated after that a replacement would be needed for Awako.“When he left the match, it really cost us but there is nothing I can do now. I have built the team around and he will have to be replaced when we face Hearts.However, the challenge is that the stand-in will not have Awako’s experience especially the way he plays behind the strikers but I will have to work on that player so he can do a job for me.”Since the turn of the millenium, Olympics have been the dominated side in the Accra derby. They have only one win as compared to the 10 recorded by Hearts.The two teams have drawn the derby seven times and Hearts have put 26 goals past Olympics while the “Dade Boys” have scored 11 times.last_img read more