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The eight men, remanded in custody, are driven under escort from the Special Criminal Court  in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

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 Colm Murphy arriving at the Special Criminal Court last year. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

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A jubilant Dr John O'Connell, after he was elected in Dublin South Central
Obituary: Dr John O’Connell
  • People
  • March 16, 2013, 06:00

John O’Connell. Born: January 20th, 1927. Died: March 8th, 2013. Dr John O’Connell, who died last week aged 86 years, had a varied caree(...)

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