Garland bail application adjourned again

Former Irish Workers’ Party president, and current national treasurer, Sean Garland has had his bail application adjourned again and has been told that he must “submit a convincing case by tomorrow that he would not abscond again.” It’s also reported that Judge John McMenamin has requested Garland’s “passport, banking statements and the deeds to his home” and also asked to see details of “all assets available to both Garland and his wife”. The adjournment came after the judge was told, in response to his enquiry about electronic tagging yesterday, that the technology was not available in Ireland. More on the US attempt to extradict Garland on counterfeiting charges here. And former Workers’ Party member WorldbyStorm has some thoughts about the campaign to support Garland. Update 13/02/09. Garland bailed. Ordered to surrender title deeds to house, passport, and to sign on every day at local Garda station. Adds In addition, RTÉ reports, “The bail was subject to three independent sureties of €25,000 as well as €25,000 from Mr Garland.”

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  • veritas

    the lack of support inside the realms of the sticks for poor old innocent Comrade garland North Korean peoples hero, speaks volumes…

    I take it the official ira/group B haven`t had the time yet…..maybe theres a drinks promotion on!

  • josephine

    actually, veritas, they’re too busy palling around with the provos

  • veritas

    For Garibaldy….

    “The Attorney General and gardaí object to his bail application because he skipped bail from the North in 2005, when arrested there over a US extradition order made through the UK.”

    No where does it say he was allowed to leave the country, are they lying as well?

  • I opposed his extradition when he was first arrested back in October 2005 even though his party and comrades – and Eoghan Harris, now figuratively up-in-arms! – supported political extraditions of mainstream republicans. Can’t find the original article but it can be accessed here: – http://saoirse32.blogsome.com/2005/12/10/oppose-the-extradition-of-sean-garland/

  • Pete Baker

    Update

    13/02/09. Garland bailed.

    Ordered to surrender title deeds to house, passport, and to sign on every day at local Garda station.

  • Pete Baker

    Adds

    In addition, RTÉ reports, “The bail was subject to three independent sureties of €25,000 as well as €25,000 from Mr Garland.”

  • J O’Donovan

    Sean Garland is one of Ireland’s greatest ever heroes. He was the inside man on the Gough Barracks job and was seriously wounded when Sean South and O’Hanlon were martyred. He has a martyr’s paradise waiting for him. The photo doesn’t do him any favours though. Hope his wifey’s eyes have faded with time.

    Who was the printer who got the US$ press? Old friend….

  • veritas

    Great news, I hope he recovers enough to enjoy his stay in the U.S.

  • veritas

    “Mr Garland, who previously skipped bail in Northern Ireland, was told his family home was at risk if he tried to abscond again.”

    Again another statement confirming the former ex-freedom fighter/terrorist/champagne socialist skipped bail…

    “The bail was subject to three independent sureties of €25,000 as well as €25,000 from Mr Garland.”

    How much is that in dollars?

  • rosebud

    What brave Officials went bail for Garland? Although to be fair, it would have been more risky had it been their own money. That’ll be an extra 10p on a Pint at the local drinking dens. The working man pays the price yet again…