Northern Ireland: Police confirm loud bang in Lurgan was pipe bomb after device remnants discovered

At around 9.25pm, it was reported that a loud bang was heard in the area, and the bathroom window of a property had been smashed. Inspector Conway said: “Following a number of proactive searches carried out last night and today Read More …

Northern Ireland: Homes evacuated following suspected pipe bomb explosion in Bessbrook, Co Armagh

Residents have been allowed to return home after being evacuated following the discovery of a suspected pipe bomb in Co. Armagh. It was reported shortly before 11pm that neighbours heard a loud bang in the John F. Kennedy Park area Read More …

Northern Ireland: County Armagh man jailed for making blast bomb

An “eccentric” Co Armagh weapons collector who admitted making a “blast-incendiary improvised” bomb has been handed a 15 month sentence. Although ordered to serve half his sentence in jail and the rest on licence, Sean Fintan Burns will soon be Read More …

Northern Ireland: Lurgan man admitted to making ‘blast-incendiary improvised’ bomb

A Co. Armagh man has admitted making a “blast-incendiary improvised” bomb. With Sean Fintan Burns standing in the dock of Craigavon Crown Court on Thursday, defence counsel Damien Halleron asked for him to be re-arraigned on three of the four Read More …

Northern Ireland: Armagh woman faces jail term after she admits having improvised viable blast bomb

A CO Armagh woman faces the prospect of a jail sentence after she admitted in court to having an improvised but viable blast bomb. With Rebecca Gregory appearing at Newry Crown Court by videolink from her solicitor’s office, defence counsel Read More …

Northern Ireland: Beer keg containing explosives found beside Camlough Lake ‘could have killed’

An improvised explosive device, housed in a beer keg, has been discovered at Camlough Lake. The device, similar to one found in Keady earlier this month, was placed close to the water’s edge. SDLP MLA Justin McNulty said the “bomb” Read More …

Police believe CIRA planted bomb intended for ‘Brexit day’ attack

Police believe the Continuity IRA (CIRA) was responsible for a bomb found attached to a lorry in County Armagh on Tuesday morning. It is thought the device may have been intended for a Brexit day attack. Police said they first Read More …

Dissident republicans ‘lure police to deadly explosive booby-trap near a bus stop in Northern Ireland

Dissident republicans are believed to have lured police to a bomb disguised as a fired mortar near a bus stop in Northern Ireland on Friday. The explosive, found on a footpath in Craigavon, Co Armagh, was set up to detonate if moved or touched, the Police Service Read More …