Paul McCaugherty
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Real IRA dissident jailed after MI5 'sting'

A member of the dissident Republican group, the Real IRA, has been jailed for 20 years for trying to smuggle guns and 100 kilos of plastic explosive into Northern Ireland.

Paul McCaugherty, 43, attempted to buy the weapons from an arms dealer who was an undercover MI5 agent.

The BBC's Mark Simpson reports.

  • 01 Oct 2010