Ex-IRA man jailed for 5yrs.Byline: LIZ LIZ Elizabeth
LIZ Leather Institute of Zimbabwe WALSH
A FORMER Irish soldier and one-time member of the Provisional IRA Noun 1. Provisional IRA - a militant organization of Irish nationalists who used terrorism and guerilla warfare in an effort to drive British forces from Northern Ireland and achieve a united independent Ireland was yesterday jailed for five years.
Richard Tobin pleaded guilty at the Special Criminal Court to the unlawful possession of a semi-automatic rifle A semi-automatic rifle is a type of rifle that fires a single bullet each time the trigger is pulled, without the need to manually operate a bolt, lever or other firing or loading mechanism. with intent to endanger life.
He had pleaded not guilty to murdering INLA Noun 1. INLA - a radical terrorist group dedicated to the removal of British forces from Northern Ireland and the unification of Ireland
Catholic Reaction Force, Irish National Liberation Army, People's Liberation Army, People's Republican Army man John Bolger, 31.
The court heard that the dead man and a friend, Michael Kenny, had rowed with Tobin and another man outside the Glimmerman pub in July 1994. Mr Bolger was in Mr Kenny's car when a shot killed him
Det Sgt Walter Kilcullen said Tobin, 49, of Crumlin, Dublin, initially admitted killing Bolger when Gardai detained him. Then he said: "All I'm saying now is that I was there and I had a gun."