Northern Ireland: Man avoids prison over firework IED

A man who admitted hoarding the separated parts of a firework-based ‘improvised explosive device’ was freed yesterday after his 12 month jail sentence was suspended for two years. Robert Patrick Dodds (62) from Havana Gardens, north Belfast, admitted having the Read More …

Northern Ireland: Army bomb disposal call-outs highest in three years

Ammunition Technical Officers (ATO) based in the region can be requested to assist police where it is believed there may be explosives. Officers from explosive ordnance disposal and search regiments were called out 229 times between August 1 2018 and Read More …

Northern Ireland: Man appears in court charged in connection with ‘spate’ of pipe bomb attacks in Derry in recent years

A 33-year-old man appeared in court today charged in connection with a ‘spate’ of pipe bomb attacks in Derry. Noel Logan, from Nelson Drive, appeared at a special sitting of Derry Magistrates Court. He is charged with making explosive substances Read More …

UK security sources warn New IRA ‘still dangerous’ after MI5 operation

Security sources in the UK have warned that the dissident republican grouping known as the New IRA is ‘still dangerous’ despite the efforts of a targeted MI5 operation. In August, eight men and two women were arrested as part of Read More …

Northern Ireland: Derry pipe bomb ‘crude device’ and may have partially exploded, police say

Detectives are appealing for information after a pipe bomb “partially exploded” in a residential area of Derry on Monday. The PSNI said that the ‘crude device’ was located in the McGarvey Court area on September 28. A number of residents Read More …