Northern Ireland

Three Cork men charged with IRA membership

Special criminal Court
Image caption The men appeared at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin

Three men arrested in Cork have been charged with membership of an unlawful organisation - the Irish Republican Army.

One was also charged with possession of firearms in suspicious circumstances.

Appearing at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin were Cork men Sean Walsh, 50, of St Johns Well, Joseph Walsh, 36, of Glengarriff Road and Michael Gilmartin, of Chestnut Drive.

The three men were arrested in Cork on Friday.

Mr Gilmartin was also charged with possession in suspicious circumstances of one 9mm semi-automatic pistol, one sawn-off shotgun and a quantity of ammunition.

They have all been remanded in custody and will appear again next Wednesday at 10.30am when the court will hear applications for legal aid and bail.