The scene after an attempted ATM robbery in Virginia in Co Cavan in August 2019. Garda Press Office

Four men appear in Special Criminal Court charged over attempted ATM thefts last year

The four men were arrested in the early hours of this morning.

LAST UPDATE | Aug 25th 2020, 5:33 PM

THREE MONAGHAN BROTHERS and another man have appeared before the Special Criminal Court this afternoon charged with their involvement in the attempted theft of ATMs in Cavan and Monaghan last year.

Gerard Duffy (29) and Ciaran Duffy (26) of Greagh, Loughnamore, Co Monaghan; and Stephen Duffy (34) of Coose, Tullynahinera, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan, all appeared in the court accused of offences relating to investigations into the attempted theft of an ATM in Virginia, Co Cavan, in August of last year and into the attempted theft of another ATM in Castleblayney, Co Monaghan, in April, 2019. 

The men, including Niall Finnegan (38) of Cherrygrove, Cullyhana, Co Armagh, who also appeared in court, are charged with offences under Section 72 and Section 73 of the Offences Against the State Act, alleging involvement in a criminal organisation.

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