Man in court over bomb discovery

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Gardai and a forensic officer at the scene of the bomb find

A 56-year-old man from Dundalk has been remanded in custody at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin charged with the possession of explosive materials.

The charges relate to the discovery of an alleged dissident bomb-making factory near Dundalk at the weekend.

Philip McKevitt from Aghaboy, Mountpleasant, is charged with possession of a modified trailer and two gas cylinders.

A second man in his 30s is still being held.

Mr McKevitt, who appeared in court with a bandage on his head, stood briefly as the charge was read out but did not speak.

His lawyer told the court Mr McKevitt had suffered injuries to his head and body and needed medical attention.

He was remanded in custody until 8 June.