Northern Ireland

Man in Dublin court on explosives charge

Special Criminal Court
Image caption The accused appeared before the Special Criminal Court in Dublin

A 25-year-old man has appeared in court in Dublin charged with possession of an explosive substance.

Martin Connolly of Mullantimore, Tydavnet in County Monaghan was arrested on Saturday in a planned operation by Irish police.

He appeared at a special hearing of the Special Criminal Court on Monday night.

He was remanded in custody and is due to appear before the same court on Thursday.