Lawyers for a Derry Republican whose licence was this week revoked a day after his release following a five-year jail term are set to launch an emergency bid for a Judicial Review of the decision. Ciarán Shiels, from Madden and Finucane solicitors, who represent Neil Hegarty, have described the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) decision as “appalling” and vowed to challenge it at the earliest opportunity. The 52-year-old was released on Tuesday after serving five years of a ten-year determinate sentence imposed following his conviction for possession of explosives in Westway on December 6, 2012. However, less than 72 hours after his release Mr Hegarty was back in Maghaberry, having had his licence revoked.
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