Man charged over courthouse bomb attack
A 51-year-old man was charged today with a car bomb attack on a courthouse in Northern Ireland.
The suspect will appear later this morning in the same court in Newry that he is accused of blowing up.
The dissident republican blast in February caused substantial damage to the outside of the building and security sanger. No-one was injured in the late-night explosion.
Police were left with just minutes to clear the area when the vehicle containing the 250lb device was abandoned at the front gates of the court in the border city.
The charged man was arrested in the Dunmurry area outside Belfast yesterday.
The car bomb was one of number of attacks on state buildings by dissidents this year.
Devices have also exploded outside the regional headquarters of MI5 in Co Down and at Newtownhamilton police station in South Armagh.
At the weekend, police in the Irish Republic raided a suspected bomb-making factory in Dundalk.
A 56-year-old man arrested at the site appeared in court in Dublin yesterday charged with possession of explosive materials.
Philip McKevitt, from Aghaboy, Mountpleasant, Dundalk, was accused of possessing a modified trailer and two gas cylinders.
Scottish independence: Despite defeat history may still point to Alex Salmond as the victor
Scottish independence referendum: Frankie Boyle reacts to nation's 'No' vote - 'To be fair, I've always hated Scotland'
Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
Scottish referendum: Police struggle to control Unionist rally in Glasgow's George Square
Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
- 2 Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast
- 3 Friends 20th anniversary: The highs and lows of the cast's careers since 2004
- 4 The response to my Pizza Express review has been overwhelming, and taught me a lot about journalism
- 5 Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned into a PR disaster