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French free 'Real IRA suspect'

French police have released one of the people arrested this week on suspicion of links with the breakaway Irish Republican group, the Real IRA. Anti-terror officers detained six French nationals from the Brittany area on Tuesday. This followed the discovery of a cache of arms and ammunition near Dieppe. One of two Dublin men detained by Irish police at the same time was charged with membership of the IRA on Thursday, while the other man was released. Gary Roche, 28, was charged with membership of an illegal organisation, namely the IRA, Ireland International reported. The French news agency AFP said the man freed in France is the chairman of a committee that twins the town of Guingamp in Brittany with Shannon in Ireland. The suspects, who are said to include one woman, have not been named. AFP says most are in their 50s. Full Story

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