‘Border Fox’ on kidnap charge

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South Armagh republican Dessie O’Hare, known as the ‘Border Fox’, is to stand trial in the non-jury Special Criminal Court in Dublin on a string of charges.

O’Hare, 61, with an address at Slaterock Road, Newtownhamilton, Co Armagh, was charged with threatening to kill or cause serious harm and false imprisonment of a man at Rathcoole in Saggart, Co Dublin, on June 9, 2015 and falsely imprisoning two other members of the same family on the same date.

He was also charged with engaging in violent disorder and assault causing harm to another man at the same location.

He appeared again at Dublin District Court on Monday.

The non-jury court is used for trials involving organised crime and terrorism offences.

Former INLA leader O’Hare was jailed in the Republic for kidnapping in 1987.