Border unionists living in fear of bombers’ return

LAST WEEK’S bomb attack in Newtownbutler has left many in the surrounding area worried the ‘bad old days’ could be on their way back. Following the explosion on the main Cavan Road, Chief Constable Simon Byrne said he believed the absence of political leadership and growing social inequality was creating a atmosphere ripe for dissidents. […]

Police escape injury in ‘deliberate’ bomb trap

Police at the scene of an ongoing security operation near Newtownbutler have confirmed that a bomb has exploded. At around 10.35am this morning (Monday), police reported an explosion in the area of the Cavan Road at its junction with the Wattlebridge Road. Police believe that the bomb was a ‘deliberate attempt to lure police and […]

Man in court over Irvinestown bomb

THE case involving a 32-year-old man charged in connection with a pipe bomb explosion in Irvinestown earlier this year has been adjourned. Sean McVeigh with an address in Glencara Park, Letterkenny County Donegal appeared before Strabane magistrates court on Thursday via video link from Maghaberry prison. McVeigh who has been in custody since April is […]

Man connected to Kinawley bomb find is denied bail

A MAN who faces charges in connection to the biggest bomb making material found in the North in several years has claimed he was in fear of his life and thought the IRA was coming to “shoot me” as he fled from police in Kinawley, a court has heard.