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Ireland: Republican Groups

Volume 715: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government in view of an individual having been charged with republican arms offences while being a member of the Irish Army, whether they will have discussions with the government of the Republic of Ireland about possible collusion between that Army and republican groups. [HL456]

The Irish Government have confirmed that an individual charged with offences stemming from the recent successful cross-border policing operation at Garrison, on 21 November, has been formally dismissed from the Irish Reserve Defence Forces. As this case is currently before the courts it would be inappropriate to comment further.