Updated: 23/01/18 : 05:11:21
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Ceasefire for Prince Charles bomb plan group

THE DISSIDENT group which planned an attack during Prince Charles 2015 visit to Sligo has called an immediate ceasefire.

Fuller details of the cessation are likely to be confirmed later today, Tuesday.

One of its leaders, Seamus McGrane, was jailed in 2017 for eleven and a half years arising from the visit here by the British Royal.

McGrane (63) from Louth was convicted of directing terrorism after his meetings in a Dublin pub were bugged by a Garda specialist unit.

The dissident group has been involved in bomb and shooting attacks on police and prison officers.

It included ex Provisional IRA activists who were disgruntled by its August 1994 ceasefire.

Details of the move are exclusively revealed in The Irish News this morning, Tuesday.

Decommissioning of weapons is not planned by the group, the newspaper adds.

Trade Union

Senior trade union figures and community leaders are believed to have been involved in talks leading to the ceasefire.

The Irish News is also reporting this Tuesday morning that cessation by the dissident group, styled as ‘Oglaigh na hEireann,’ is immediate.

See Sligo Today 1/11/2017.