Northern Ireland

Two men face Dublin court on terror charges

Two men have appeared in court in Dublin charged in connection with a series of raids by police investigating dissident republican activity.

Nicholas Kendall, 20, of Row Street in Wexford was charged with unlawful possession of a semi-automatic pistol, ammunition and a bomb part.

Peter Butterly, 33, of Cortown in Dunleer in County Louth is charged with being a member of the IRA.

Seven other people are still being held after the raids on Friday.

In total 10 people, ranging in age from 19 to 71, were arrested; one has since been released without charge.

The court heard that the bomb part was for a timing power unit used in an improvised explosive device at a car park in Dunleer on Friday.

Detectives told the court that both men replied "no comment" when the charges were put to them.

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