Fourth member of Tohill abduction gang re-arrested

An iol report notes that Liam Rainey, formerly of Belfast’s Ballymurphy Road and New Barnsley Crescent, appeared before the High Court in Dublin today following his arrest by gardaí in Bettystown, Co Meath, on Tuesday on foot of a European Arrest Warrant.  Rainey is the fourth member of the Provisional IRA gang to be recaptured after jumping bail in May 2006 while awaiting sentencing for attempting to abduct dissenting republican Bobby Tohill in 2004.  No doubt, “He was just following orders” too…

As the iol report also notes

Gerard McCrory and Tommy Tolan were arrested in 2007 after being stopped by police in Hillsborough, Co Down.

McCrory was sentenced to seven years in prison and Tolan to six years.

Last month Harry Fitzsimmons was sentenced to eight years in jail after being extradited from the Republic.