Bail granted to IRA accused


A man accused of IRA membership has been freed on bail by the Special Criminal Court in Dublin today.

Anthony Sloan (56), a native of Belfast with an address at Ard na Mara, Dundalk, Co Louth was charged last week with membership of an illegal organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Óglaigh na hÉireann, otherwise the IRA on October 31st.

The court approved an independent surety of €30,000 and Sloan’s own cash lodgment of €10,000 and released him on bail. He was ordered to sign on daily at Dundalk Garda station, to surrender his passport and not to associate with anyone convicted of or charged with a scheduled offence.

He was also ordered not to leave the jurisdiction, to live in Dundalk and to observe a curfew between 12 pm and 7 am daily. The court remanded him on bail until December 16th.