A British neo-Nazi who absconded terrorism and child abuse charges by fleeing to Ireland received a ten-year sentence after Irish police (Gardai) foiled his Christchurch-influenced terror plot and possessing child abuse images.
A lengthy investigation by Irish counter-terror police brought 37-year-old Mark Wolf to justice after pinpointing his location to a hostel in Gardiner Street, Dublin. At that point, raiding his room, they discovered his imported firearm components, a guide on building 3D-printed weapons and four electronic devices containing sickening child abuse images, the Christchurch terror attack video and snuff videos.
An alleged terrorist who was caught in a Dublin hostel with child abuse imagery along with firearms components, disturbing videos of atrocities, a Nazi flag, text messages about killing children and a bid for the domain address 'paedo-rights', has been jailed for 10 years. pic.twitter.com/dY7EzJkIdP
— Courts News Ireland (@courtsnewsIRL) March 28, 2023
Several Irish media outlets covered Wolf’s trial and subsequent conviction. The profoundly disturbing details of his plots and twisted collection of child abuse images and snuff materials he downloaded appear in greater detail in the Irish Examiner – which detailed how Wolf also sought to register a pro-paedophile web domain. Other sickening details appear in other Irish media, but we will not publish them further.
An international terrorist and paedophile who was caught in Dublin with firearms components and documentation in relation to the assembly of the weapons has been jailed for ten years https://t.co/ynb5SrprUl
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) March 28, 2023
The Sunday World published pictures of Wolf and his military tactical gear, flick knives, goggles, a mask and a Sonnenrud (Black Sun) flag.
Wolf possessed much neo-Nazi paraphernalia, and his choice of hostel put him near a mosque.
Wolf’s efforts to build an arsenal of deadly weapons did not go unnoticed elsewhere – as the annual EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report for 2022 referenced Wolf’s arrest and trial in the section headed “paramilitary training and activities”.
Mark Wolf, also known as Mark Nolan and Mark Peppered, has a long history of violence in the UK (resulting in various criminal convictions) and had awaited extradition to the UK until new charges emerged in Ireland in December 2021.
The prolific online chats Gardai officers uncovered included Wolf’s violent desire to murder children.
Weapon components Wolf had imported into his Dublin hostel included silencers, triggers and trigger bars for semi-automatic pistols, a complete set of pins and ten magazine springs.
Wolf would plead guilty at Dublin’s Circuit Criminal Court to four charges concerning possessing components of a firearm, possessing an electronic document related to assembling a firearm, three charges of importing firearm components into Ireland and finally, three charges of possessing child abuse images in June 2021.
Judge Nolan called Wolf’s views “obnoxious”, recognising that he “demonstrated this man had an interest in violent means and had hostility towards certain groups,” and imposed a ten-year prison sentence and acknowledged how the guilty plea was an “important” factor in the length of the sentence.
Wolf’s conviction might also be the first related to far-right terrorism in the Irish courts, according to the Irish Times.