Donegal man pleads guilty to terrorist offences in Northern Ireland

Belfast Crown Court
A Donegal man is one of two men who have pleaded guilty to a number of terrorist offences.
28 year-old Gerard James McManus from Letterkenny pleaded guilty at Belfast Crown Court to having a firearm with intent to endanger life on 21 November 2009 in Garrison, Co Fermanagh.
He, along 35-year-old Kevin Barry Nolan, were due to go on trial for the attempted murder of a student policeman over four years ago.
McManus, from Fernhill, Letterkenny, and Nolan, of Blacklion today admitted to possessing articles likely to be used in the preparation or instigation in acts of terrorism.
The court heard these included a car, a balaclava and gloves.
The charge of attempting to murder the PSNI officer was left on the books and not proceeded without leave of the Crown Court or the Court of Appeal.
McManus had pleaded guilty last November to using a gun to resist his arrest by police during an undercover security force operation.
Judge Corinne Philpott remanded the pair into custody and will sentence them on Thursday.