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A Wexford man who constructed a timer for an explosive device months after gardaí uncovered a huge cache of explosive components in a shed at his parent’s home has been jailed for 12 years at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin.
Nicholas Kendall (aged 21) of Row Street, Wexford, had pleaded guilty to nine counts relating to the unlawful possession of a variety of explosive substances, including chemical components for Semtex, components of fusing systems for mortar bombs, improvised timing power units, explosive propellant powder and clothes pegs adapted to act as electro-mechanical switches.
Gardaí uncovered the cache after simultaneous raids on his parent’s rural home at Springcrest, Keelogues, Barntown, Co Wexford and a house at Cortown, Togher, Dunleer, Co Louth on October 8, 2010.
Kendall also pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of a component part of a timing power unit and a 9mm Smith & Wesson semi-automatic model SW 9F pistol at the same address in Co Louth on the same date.
(Source: The Irish Examiner)
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Gardai in Carnew have appealed for witnesses following an attempted raid on a bookmakers' premises in the village.
The incident occurred between 4 and 5 a.m. last Sunday morning at Doran Bookmakers on Main Street.
Telephone lines on the street were cut in an attempt to deactivate the security system before the culprit or culprits attempted to gain entry through the back door. But they were thwarted when an upstairs tenant heard suspicious noise and alerted the Gardaí. The robber or robbers then fled the scene.
Proprietor Eileen Doran said that gardaí are investigating the matter. 'I don't know what they were looking for but no cash is kept on the premises so they wouldn't have found any,' she said.
(Source: The Wicklow People)
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