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A Listowel man has been remanded on continuing bail after he appeared in court in the North on terrorism charges.

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The charges against 32-year-old John Sheehy of Clounmacon relate to the planning of a possible attack on Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness.
32-year-old John Sheehy of Clounmacon, Listowel was arrested along with 12 others on November 10th 2014 at a house in Ardcarn Park, Newry, as part of a crackdown on dissident republican activity by the PSNI and the British security service, MI5.

He’s facing charges that on dates between the 1st of August 2014 and 11th of November 2014, he was a member of a prescribed organisation, and that he conspired to possess explosives with intent to endanger life, conspired to possess firearms with intent to endanger life, and the preparation of terrorist acts.

It was subsequently reported that a possible target of the dissident republican group was Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness

John Sheehy appeared before Newry Magistrates Court (on Thursday); he was remanded on continuing bail, and his case is before the court again on the 16th of November but he doesn’t have to appear in person on that date.