IRA membership case adjourned after accused injured

Charges follow investigation in to paramilitary activity at funeral of Alan Ryan


The case against a Dublin man charged with membership of the IRA after a Garda investigation into paramilitary activity at the funeral of Alan Ryan last year has been adjourned until June after the accused suffered a traumatic injury.

Nathan Kinsella (33) is charged with membership of an unlawful organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Óglaigh na hÉireann, otherwise the IRA, on September 13th, 2012.

He was arrested in September along with Vincent Ryan (22), a brother of the deceased man Alan Ryan, and Darragh Evans (23), who are also charged with the same offence on the same date.

Counsel for Kinsella, Imelda Kelly, asked the non-jury court for an adjournment to facilitate further time for consultation as Mr Kinsella had suffered a “very traumatic injury” and his mobility was “quite debilitated”.

She said the application was on consent from the State.

Presiding judge Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne, sitting with Judge Margaret Heneghan and Judge William Hamill, remanded the accused man on continuing bail to appear before the court on June 5th.