Derry man remanded in custody charged with directing terrorism

Charges linked to PSNI investigation into New IRA

Derryman charged with directing terrorism

Laganside Courthouse in Belfast

A 50-year-old Derry man has appeared in court charged with a number of offences linked to a PSNI investigation in the activities of the New IRA.

Patrick McDaid (50), from Magowan Park in the Creggan area of the city, appeared at a special city of Laganside Magistrates Court in Belfast charged with membership of a proscribed organisation and directing terrorism.

A second man, 26-year-old from Shane Reynolds, from Lurgan, appeared charged with membership of a proscribed organisation, directing terrorism and conspiracy to possess explosives and ammunition.

Both were remanded in custody.

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