Dee Fennell: Prominent dissident republican activist to stand trial
A prominent dissident republican activist is to stand trial accused of encouraging support for the IRA.
Damien "Dee" Fennell, 33, was formally charged at Craigavon Magistrates' Court with addressing a meeting "and the purpose of the said address was to encourage support for a proscribed organisation, namely the Irish Republican Army", on 5 April last year.
Mr Fennell, from Torrens Avenue in north Belfast faces two further charges.
Those are that he further encouraged and invited support for a proscribed organisation.
The charge relates to a speech he gave during a 1916 commemoration event at St Colman's graveyard in Lurgan, County Armagh on Easter Sunday.
Mr Fennell was released on continuing bail.