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IrelandDessie O'Hare jailed for seven years for assault and false imprisonment

14:15  11 april  2019
14:15  11 april  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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Dessie O ' Hare (born 26 October 1956), also known as "The Border Fox", is an Irish republican paramilitary who was once the most wanted man in Ireland. O ' Hare was originally in the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) but left in the late 1970s following a series of disciplinary clashes.

'Border Fox' Dessie O ' Hare . O ' Hare also received a six-month sentence for assaulting a guard in 1979 and began serving a nine- year sentence the same year for possession of a firearm. In 1988, O ' Hare was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment for two offences. As a result of the Good Friday

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FORMER INLA man Dessie ‘The Border Fox’ O’Hare has been jailed for seven years for his part in the assault of one man and false imprisonment of another during the eviction of a family from their Dublin home.

He had the sentence handed down at the Special Criminal Court today.

O’Hare (62) of Slate Rock Road, Newtownhamilton, County Armagh had pleaded guilty to assaulting John Roche, causing him harm, at The Towers, Garter Lane, Saggart, County Dublin on June 9, 2015.

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Dessie O ' Hare told gardaí he was employed by Dublin businessman Jim Mansfield Jr. The footage also showed the gang of seven men assaulting another man, John Roche, who had earlier refused Four other men have already been jailed for the attack. O ' Hare was sentenced to 40 years in prison

Former INLA man Dessie O ’ Hare , who was known as ‘The Border Fox’, has pleaded guilty at the non-jury Special Criminal Court to assault and false imprisonment in Dublin. O ’ Hare (62), of Slate Rock Road, Newtownhamilton, Co Armagh, admitted on Monday to assaulting John Roche, causing him

He was given a 10 year sentence for false imprisonment, with three years suspended, and another concurrent three year sentence for the assault charge.

Previously, the court had heard O’Hare told gardai he was employed by businessman Jim Mansfield Junior to evict the family.

Mr Byrne worked for the late Jim Mansfield Snr who owned the Citywest Hotel and other businesses.

Dessie O'Hare jailed for seven years for assault and false imprisonment Locked up: Dessie O’Hare being led from the Special Criminal Court to begin his sentence for the kidnap of dentist John O’Grady. Photo: RollingNews.ie He also lived in a house at The Towers on the complex, which became the subject of a dispute involving Jim Mansfield Jr, the court heard.

Detective Superintendent Colm O'Malley said that Mr Mansfield Jr went with Mr Byrne to a meeting with two former INLA members -  O'Hare and convicted murderer Declan 'Whacker' Duffy - and that when Mr Mansfield left the room, five more men came in and blocked Mr Byrne.

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Former INLA member Dessie O ' Hare , who was known as 'The Border Fox', has pleaded guilty at the non-jury Special Criminal Court to assault and false imprisonment in Dublin. O ' Hare , 62, of Slate Rock Road, Newtownhamilton, Co Armagh, admitted to assaulting John Roche, causing him harm

Dessie O ' Hare has been remanded on bail pending a decision on whether he will be tried in the Special Criminal Court on charges of assault , violent disorder and false imprisonment of three people in Dublin.

Mr Byrne was forced into a car, assaulted and brought to his home. He pleaded with O'Hare to be given a few days to leave The Towers voluntarily, but O'Hare refused and told him he was to “get out right now.”

Dessie O'Hare jailed for seven years for assault and false imprisonment Guilty: Dessie O’Hare admitted two charges The court was shown CCTV footage of Mr Byrne's wife Lisa and her son being escorted by the gang of men from their home. Ms Byrne had been ordered upstairs to get dressed while a man stood watching.

The footage also showed the gang of seven men assaulting another man, John Roche, who had earlier refused to let them on to the premises. He was punched, kicked and stamped on while on the ground and O'Hare could be seen kicking him four times.

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