‘Real IRA’ leader Seamus McGrane dies in prison

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A Real IRA leader who plotted an explosion during the State visit of Britain’s Prince Charles in 2015 has died in prison.

Seamus McGrane (64) died from a suspected heart attack while serving an eleven and a half years prison sentence for directing terrorism.

McGrane, who was also convicted of IRA membership in 2017, was only the second person to be convicted of directing terrorism in the State – his ally Michael Mc Kevitt was jailed for twenty years in 2003 for directing terrorism.

During his trial at the Special Criminal Court in 2017, the court was told that Seamus McGrane discussed an operation involving explosives in the run-up to the State visit of Prince Charles two years ago.

Via The Independent (IE)

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