IRA woman smiles at jail sentence

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A woman member of the IRA smiled and waved to relatives after she was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment for plotting to attack a bar used by soldiers. Patricia Deane, 19, from Belfast, pleaded guilty at the city's Crown Court to charges including conspiracy to murder and possession of firearms.

She was arrested in Bangor, Co Down, in July 1991 carrying two rifles and a pistol. Her accomplice Philip Manning, also from Belfast, was convicted of conspiracy to murder and jailed for 14 years, to run concurrently with a life sentence for his part in the murder of a Belfast fruit merchant.