Men in court after dissident raids
Two men appeared in court yesterday charged in connection with a series of raids by police investigating dissident republican activity.
Peter Butterly, 33, of Cortown in Dunleer in County Louth was charged with membership of the IRA.
Nicholas Kendall, 20, of Row Street in Wexford was charged with unlawful possession of a semi-automatic pistol, ammunition and and nine rounds of ammunition.
He was also charged with the unlawful possession of a component part for a timing power unit used in an improvised explosive device at The Forge car park, Lower Main St, Dunleer on 8 October.
The court was told by detectives that both men replied "no comment" when the charges were put to them.
The two men were remanded in in custody until tomorrow when bail applications are expected to be made.
Seven other people remain in police custody after Friday's raids.
In total 10 people were arrested. One has since been released without charge.