Northern Ireland

Newry arrests: Two men charged over 'Continuity IRA meeting'

Two Newry men have been charged with membership of a proscribed organisation as part of an investigation into an alleged Continuity IRA meeting.

Kevin Heaney, 41, of Mourneview Park and Terrance Marks, 54, of Parkhead Crescent, are charged with the offences on dates from August to November.

Mr Heaney is further accused of taking instruction and training in explosives.

Mr Marks is also accused of conspiring to cause an explosion with a device likely to endanger life or property.

The men were arrested as part of a police raid on an address at Ardcarn Park, Newry, on 10 November.

Another man, Joseph Pearce, 45, of Clogharevan Park, Bessbrook was charged on Wednesday on similar charges.

To date 10 men have now been charged as a result of the MI5 covert operation in Newry.

A detective sergeant told Newry magistrates sitting in Banbridge court, that she could connect the two accused to the charges.

The court was told that bail applications will be made for both men at a later date.

A judge remanded Mr Heaney and Mr Marks to be brought before Newry magistrates via video link on 7 January, where they will appear with their eight other co-accused.