Dundalk man Philip McKevitt was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison at the Special Criminal Court today for making a bomb in his shed.
Philip McKevitt from Aghaboys, Mount Pleasant, was convicted at the end of last year of the possession of explosive substances at a shed at his home in May 2010.
Previously a detective had told the court that the bomb would have weighed 500lb.
Philip McKevitt had previously been tried and convicted for the same offence back in 2011/2012, however that verdict was overturned upon appeal to the Court of Criminal Appeal and a re-trial was directed.
Presiding judge Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy backdated the sentence to March 22nd last year.
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