TDs support McKevitt’s release from prison

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The family of jailed dissident republican leader Michael McKevitt have received the support of five TDs in lobbying for him to be released while recovering from recent surgery.

The five who have lobbied Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald include former Fianna Fáil minister Éamon Ó Cuív and Independents Clare Daly, Mick Wallace, Maureen O’Sullivan and Thomas Pringle according to a report in today’s Irish Times.

McKevitt, who was one of four men found liable for the 1998 Omagh bombing in a civil action taken by relatives of the dead, had a cancerous kidney removed in May.

The 65-year-old, from Beech Park in Blackrock, is currently in his final year of a 20-year sentence for directing terrorism. He was also convicted of membership of an illegal organisation, the Real IRA.

“Those TDs who have recently campaigned on behalf of my father see this for what it is – a…

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