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Complainant Name:
Mr Aiden Grew

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Irish News


Mr Aiden Grew complained through Kevin R Winters & Co solicitors of Belfast that an article was inaccurate in describing him as a ‘Senior Dissident Republican’ and ‘alleged IRA leader’. The complainant was concerned that the article was likely to prejudice his forthcoming trial on charges of VAT evasion.


The matter was resolved when the newspaper published the following statement under the heading ‘Aiden Grew’, although the complainant’s solicitors remained concerned at the implications of the original article and possibility that it could prejudice their client’s trial:

A report into a shooting at Blackwatertown in Co Armagh, which appeared on May 17 2006, referred to Aiden Grew as a ‘senior dissident republican’ and ‘alleged IRA leader’. Solicitors for Mr Grew, who is awaiting trial on charges of VAT evasion, have asked us to make clear that he denies these allegations.

Report: 75

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