21 May 2012

Dissidents remanded in custody

5:51 am on 21 May 2012

Seven Irish nationalists were remanded in custody in Northern Ireland on terrorism charges on Saturday.

Four of the suspects were charged with attending a training camp and firing range near the town of Omagh.

The other three were relatives of prominent Lurgan nationalist Colin Duffy, who was acquitted this year of charges related to an attack by the Real IRA on an army barracks three years ago.

Sporadic gun and bomb attacks by dissident Irish nationalist groups aimed mainly at security forces have intensified in the past couple of years.