Northern Ireland

West Belfast man to face terrorist information trial

A west Belfast man is to stand trial accused of having vehicle registrations likely to be of use to terrorists.

Anthony McDonnell is also alleged to have had a notebook and cigarette paper containing names, dates of birth and addresses.

The 43-year-old, of Ardmonagh Gardens in the Ballymurphy area, faces five charges of possessing documents or records useful for terrorist purposes.

The alleged offences date back to December last year.

Preliminary enquiry proceedings were held at Belfast Magistrates' Court on day to determine if there is a case to answer.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall granted a prosecution application for McDonnell to be returned for trial at the city's Crown Court.

The accused was remanded in custody until that hearing gets under way on a date to be fixed.