A senior Real IRA activist, who was facing extradition to Lithuania, was found dead in his home at the weekend.
Gardai were last night investigating the death at Stamullen, Gormanston, of Seamus McGreevy (56), who was jailed following the discovery of an underground training camp on his land in Co Meath. Last month gardai discovered a cannabis factory in a property owned by McGreevy, which was being rented by tenants.
The Irish Times reported that McGreevy had been “stressed and under serious pressure” since the drugs were found at the house.
McGreevy had been jailed for four years in 2001 after pleading guilty to training others to use firearms at a Real IRA training camp in 1999.
He was wanted in Lithuania for allegedly conspiring to smuggle guns, ammunition and explosives into Ireland.