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Man pleads guilty to possession of improvised explosive device

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A man has pleaded guilty at the Special Criminal Court to the possession of two Improvised Explosive Devices in Co Meath last year.

Brian Fitzpatrick (49) of Castleross, Dundalk, Co Louth, was charged with two counts of possession of an explosive substance under suspicious circumstances on December 16th, 2014 at Mitchelstown Cross, Castletown, Navan, Co. Meath.

The substances he was alleged to have had possession of were two complete Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

On Friday at the non-jury court Mr Fitzpatrick pleaded guilty to the charge.

Presiding judge Mr Justice Paul Butler said the court would remand Mr Fitzpatrick on continuing bail to appear before the court again on October 29th next for sentence.