Six men have been arrested in the Republic of Ireland over a plot to assassinate Prince Charles and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall, who are due to visit next week.

It is understood the men all have links with the Continuity and Real IRA, both of which are illegal in Ireland and designated terrorist organizations in the UK.

Two of the suspects were arrested in the Glenfarne areas of Leitrim, roughly one hour away from Mullaghmore, where Charles is due to visit as part of a four-day tour of the Republic.

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Mairia Cahill grew up with the IRA.

Like most teens in Nineties Belfast, the military organisation was an inescapable part of her life. But, unlike her peers, Cahill was actually related to some of its members. Her great-uncle Joe Cahill was one of the founders of the Provisional IRA.

Another relative, part of her extended family, was a crucial member of the organisation. She says he was also her sexual abuser.

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The wife of an ex-IRA prisoner who was the key researcher involved with the controversial Boston College archive tapes has complained to the Irish police that her phone and email communications are being spied on.

Carrie Twomey told the Guardian on Friday night she wants the Garda Síochána to investigate her claims that her family are being subjected to electronic surveillance.

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Antrim (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Northern Ireland police on Friday obtained a 48-hour extension to question detained Irish republican leader Gerry Adams over the notorious IRA murder of a widowed mother of 10 in 1972.

“Detectives investigating the abduction and murder of Jean McConville have been granted an extra 48 hours to interview a 65-year-old man,” said a spokesman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

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Republican Seamus Daly, who has already been found liable for the bombing in a civil case, is charged with 29 counts of murder

Sixteen years after a Real IRA bomb exploded in the centre of Omagh killing 29 men, women and children in the Co Tyrone town a high-profile republican will appear in court on Friday morning charged with the mass murder. 

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