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Irish court refuses bid to strike out IRA charge against brother of dissident Alan Ryan

The Special Criminal Court in the Rrepublic of Ireland has refused a request to strike out a charge of IRA membership against the brother of dissident Alan Ryan and another man after adjournment was sought on the service of a book of evidence.

Vincent Ryan (22) is charged with membership of an unlawful organisation.

Darragh Evans (23) and Nathan Kinsella (33) are charged with the same offence. Ryan and Evans also face firearms charges.

Counsel for Evans asked the court to strike the membership charge to proceed with a bail application. Counsel for Ryan adopted the same position.

Mr Justice Paul Butler remanded the pair in custody to November 21 for service of the firearms charges book of evidence. He listed December 11 for the book of evidence on the membership charges.

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