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Hunt for missing New IRA suspect as he goes to ground with dissidents in disarray over MI5 sting


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Mandy Duffy is in custody

Mandy Duffy is in custody

Sharon and David Jordan

Sharon and David Jordan

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Dennis McFadden

Tony Catney

Tony Catney

Sharon Jordan and Mandy Duffy

Sharon Jordan and Mandy Duffy

Mandy Duffy is in custody

A prominent republican who attended at least one of the New IRA terror meetings bugged by MI5 is on the run in the Republic of Ireland.

He was referred to during a bail hearing involving Amanda McCabe, known as Mandy Duffy, the terrorists' suspected finance officer, who faces charges of membership of the dissident gang and directing a campaign of shootings and bombings. The court heard claims she had access to £45,000 for the group.

A prosecution lawyer told Belfast Magistrates Court: "One (suspect) has fled the jurisdiction to avoid prosecution."