Co Monaghan man admits possessing an IED in 2010

Friday 23 November 2012 23.54
The case was heard before a non-jury court
The case was heard before a non-jury court

A Co Monaghan man has pleaded guilty at the Special Criminal Court to the possession of an improvised explosive device in Northern Ireland over two years ago.

The man involved is Paul Maguire, 26, with a last address at Drumleek South, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan.

This morning, he pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of an improvised explosive device with intent to endanger life or cause serious injury to property in the State or elsewhere at Culloville, Co Armagh, on 3 April 2010.

Counsel for Maguire, Patrick Gageby, SC, told the non-jury court that there was no objection to advancing evidence on another occasion as his client was already in custody.

Mr Justice Paul Butler, sitting with Judge Margaret Heneghan and Judge William Hamill, remanded Maguire in custody to appear before the court for sentence on 21 December.