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# real-ira - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Real IRA leader dies after taking ill in Portlaoise Prison

McGrane plotted an explosion during the State visit of Britain’s Prince Charles in 2015.

# real-ira - Monday 18 February, 2019

Former Real IRA commander: Even cameras on masts would be seen as 'spy posts' in border regions

John Connolly, the group’s leader in prison in the 2000s, says things would change dramatically in the event of a hard border.

# real-ira - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Almost two-thirds of people 'fearful of a return to sectarian violence in Ireland after Brexit'

There have been a number of security alerts in Derry in recent days.

# real-ira - Monday 8 October, 2018

Two men, aged 24 and 32, charged in connection with Aidan O’Driscoll murder

Aidan O’Driscoll, a former Real IRA chief, was killed in December 2016.

# real-ira - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

'Those scars will never go away': Special ceremony to mark 20th anniversary of Omagh bombing

The 1998 bombing was the single worst atrocity of the Troubles.

# real-ira - Thursday 7 December, 2017

After bugging his pub conversations, gardaí found these explosives in Real IRA leader's house

Seamus McGrane was earlier sentenced to 11-and-a-half years for plotting an attack during Prince Charles’ State visit two years ago.

# real-ira - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

IRA member becomes only the second person ever convicted of directing terrorism in Ireland

Two men discussed an operation involving explosives in the run-up to the State visit of Prince Charles two years ago.

# real-ira - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Man (40s) released by gardaí in investigation of Real IRA boss murder

Aidan O’Driscoll was shot on Old Commons Road, Co Cork last December.

# real-ira - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Five arrests made in murder investigation of former Real IRA boss

The 37-year-old was fatally shot on Old Commons Road, Co Cork last December.

# real-ira - Monday 16 January, 2017

Dublin man jailed for four years for being a member of the IRA

His number plate was found in the debris of a car bomb in Newry.

# real-ira - Monday 12 December, 2016

Gardaí investigating RIRA murder appeal to public for potential 'dashcam footage' evidence

Aidan O’Driscoll was murdered last Thursday.

# real-ira - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

# real-ira - Saturday 5 March, 2016

Vincent Ryan's family: He was a 'staunch and honourable republican' but not active in the IRA

They have called for ‘an end to senseless violence’.

# real-ira - Thursday 7 January, 2016

This homemade rocket found in Wexford has no aiming system and "could have done serious damage"

“There’s no aiming. It’s point, press and hope.”

# real-ira - Friday 1 May, 2015

Man sentenced to life in prison for murder of gangland boss Eamon Kelly

Sean Connolly was sentenced at the Special Criminal Court today.

# real-ira - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Intelligence on Real IRA Omagh bomb was 'withheld from police'

But the information could not have prevented the attack according to a new report.

# real-ira - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Fatal shooting of Real IRA member by gardaí to be investigated

Mac Lochlainn was shot dead by gardaí in May 1998.

# real-ira - Thursday 26 June, 2014

The Irishman accused of Real IRA gun-running in Lithuania is to face a retrial

Michael Campbell was originally sentenced to 12 years in prison but his conviction was overturned.

# real-ira - Friday 11 April, 2014

Omagh bombing accused to appear in court today

The man will appear in Dungannon Magistrates Court this morning.

# real-ira - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Man arrested in connection with Omagh bombing remains in custody

Twenty nine people were killed and 220 were injured in the bombing.

# real-ira - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Family of murdered spy Denis Donaldson accuse gardaí of delaying death inquest

Donaldson worked for Sinn Féin in the Northern Ireland Assembly in Stormont before being outed as an MI5 agent in 2005 and later shot dead.

# real-ira - Monday 24 February, 2014

Detectives appeal for 'information, not speculation' over Real IRA killing

Former republican prisoner Kieran Doherty was shot and left on the outskirts of Derry four years ago. The Real IRA claimed responsibility.

# real-ira - Sunday 9 February, 2014

There are 62 republican prisoners being held at present in Irish prisons IRA

There are 62 republican prisoners being held at present in Irish prisons

The average person is in custody in Portlaoise Prison for over 8 months.

# real-ira - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Marian Price given 12 month suspended sentence

She admitted to purchasing a mobile phone used to claim responsibility for the deaths of two soldiers shot at a barracks in Antrim in 2009.

# real-ira - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Irishman Michael Campbell released after Real IRA arms conviction overturned

The Lithuanian appeals court cited Britain and Ireland’s refusal to cooperate with prosecutors as a reason for the lack of evidence in linking Campbell with the Real IRA.

# real-ira - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Two men arrested in dissident republican investigation

Two guns found at the scene are undergoing analysis.

# real-ira - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Six arrested, guns and bomb parts seized in dissident crackdown

Four vehicles and a quantity of ammunition have also been uncovered by gardaí in searches carried out in Dublin and Wicklow.

# real-ira - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Huge security operation in place in Donaghmede ahead of dissident march

Crash barriers are being placed along the expected route from the family home to the graveside of crime boss Alan Ryan.

# real-ira - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about junior doctors going on strike, AIB saying some customers just don’t want to pay their mortgages, and John Waters (briefly) going to jail.

'Concern' amongst locals as Real IRA prepares to mark Alan Ryan death

The Real IRA crime boss was shot dead a year ago this week. Dissidents are planning a march at his graveside on Saturday.

# real-ira - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Pics: Remembering the Omagh bomb that killed 29 people 15 years ago today 15th Anniversary This post contains images

Pics: Remembering the Omagh bomb that killed 29 people 15 years ago today

The Real IRA planted the bomb in a parked car on Market Street in 1998.

# real-ira - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Three arrested over 2007 shooting of off-duty PSNI officer

The officer survived the attack, which happened as he sat in traffic. The Real IRA claimed responsibility for the shooting.

# real-ira - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Amnesty International joins calls for Omagh inquiry

Human rights watchdog Amnesty International says that questions remain unanswered over the policing and intelligence gathering around the 1998 bombing which killed 29 people.

# real-ira - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Heavy garda presence expected at funeral of Omagh suspect

The Garda Commissioner has said he will not tolerate any paramilitary displays at the funeral of Seamus McKenna in Dundalk today.

# real-ira - Friday 19 April, 2013

Dissident republican McKevitt loses appeal over conviction on Real IRA membership

Michael McKevitt fails in a bid to have his conviction overturned because of evidence obtained under an unconstitutional warrant.

# real-ira - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Man arrested over Alan Ryan killing

Former Real IRA member Ryan was shot dead outside a house in north Dublin last September.

# real-ira - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Man arrested in Alan Ryan murder investigation

The man in his 20s is the fourth person to be arrested in connection with the shooting dead of the paramilitary leader.

# real-ira - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Brian Shivers faces retrial over Massereene barracks murders

Shivers yesterday won his appeal against his conviction for the murder of two British Army soldiers in Antrim nearly four years ago.

# real-ira - Saturday 22 December, 2012

PICS: Tribute to slain Alan Ryan in O'Connell Street protest

The face of the murdered dissident republican appears on banner in Dublin today during protest about prisoners’ rights.

# real-ira - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

From The42 Celtic warn Anthony Stokes following Alan Ryan event in Dublin Celtic FC

Celtic warn Anthony Stokes following Alan Ryan event in Dublin

Neil Lennon says that he has spoken to Stokes following his attendance at an event for Ryan, who was shot.

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