A former businessman has been sent to the Special Criminal Court for his alleged involvement in the 2013 robbery at the Lordship Credit Union.

James Flynn, 31, who had been held in Britain since last year pending extradition, was brought back to Ireland on Friday evening to appear before Dublin District Court.

Gardaí charged him with robbery of €7,000 from the Lordship Credit Union in Bellurgan, County Louth, and conspiracy to commit other burglaries with two men, including Aaron Brady.

“I’m a businessman who was running a successful business in the USA since 2011.”

Detective Garda Kenna said Flynn denied both charges and was not present in the car park on January 25th.

“I’m a businessman who was running a successful business in the USA since 2011.”

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) said that Flynn should be sent forward for trial.

It was also decided that “the ordinary courts are inadequate to secure the effective administration of justice” in this circumstance.

Flynn will be remanded in custody until his appearance before the Special Criminal Court, for which a date has not yet been set.

Today, Flynn waved to family members in the public gallery as he was escorted from the courtroom.

Reporting from Tom Tuite

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