An explosive device found at a Derry hotel ‘contained a low explosive mixture of fireworks’ a solicitor told the local Magistrate’s Court.
Solicitor Mr. Ciaran Shiels revealed that the two men accused of conspiracy to cause an explosion at the Waterfoot Hotel are to apply for bail.
41 year old Darren Poleon and 34-year-old Brian Walsh, with addresses in Meath, are charged with preparation of a terrorist act, possession of explosives with intent to endanger life and conspiracy to cause an explosion on October 6, last year.
Derry Magistrates Court heard there have been delays in reports which were to be submitted on April 12.
Defence solicitor Ciaran Shiels said his clients have been on remand for the equivalent of a year in custody while waiting for these reports to be compiled.
He revealed that as a result of disclosure already received ‘we now know that the fire extinguisher contained a low explosive mixture of fireworks’.
Both men were remanded in custody to appear in court again on May 16.