It returns today to continue deliberations. Patrick Kelly, 31, Brian McHugh, 31, James Murphy, 26 and Michael Phillips, 22, have denied conspiring to cause explosions between 1 January and 24 September last year and possessing explosives.
The IRA planned the campaign in London but was foiled by police, who shot dead a vital member of the team and arrested others, the prosecution has alleged. The dead man, Diarmuid O'Neill, 27, was allegedly "at the heart of the conspiracy" and belonged to a Provisional IRA unit which was preparing the attack. The gang had access to many tons of explosives and was using a secure storage unit in north London as a bomb factory, the court heard.Reuse content