Dundalk man remanded in custody in connection with police station attack

A Dundalk man charged with conspiracy to cause an explosion outside an Armagh police station in April was remanded in custody until October by the Special Criminal Court in Dubloin today.

David Murphy (aged 30) with an address at Ashling Park, Cox’s Demesne, Dundalk, Co Louth was charged in May with "unlawfully and maliciously" conspiring with others to cause on explosion of a nature likely to endanger life or cause serious injury, contrary to the Explosives Act.

The charge relates to an incident outside Crossmaglen Police Station, in South Armagh on April 3.

Prosecution solicitor Ms Mary Donohoe told the court today that the charge related to an alleged attempted bombing outside a police station in South Armagh. She said that the investigation was of a cross-border nature and was a complex one.

Ms Donohoe said that the gardaíhad no objection to bail under the usual conditions.

The court was told that Murphy is not in a position to apply for bail at the moment and the court remanded him in custody until October 5 when the case will be mentioned again.

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