Four men appear in Lisburn Court on terrorism charges


Four men appeared at Lisburn Magistrates Court on Saturday (June 28) accused of terrorist activity.

Alleged terrorist leader Kevin O’Neill, 58, from Coolnasilla Park South, faces charges of IRA membership and directing the activities of the proscribed organisation on dates between December 1 2013 and June 25 this year.

The other three, 37-year-old Robert Warnock O’Neill, from Bingnian Drive, Daniel McClean, 47, from Hannahglen Heights, and Mark Gerard Heaney, 48, from Lagmore Glen, are also charged with IRA membership on the same dates.

They are also jointly charged with conspiring together and with other persons unknown to inflict grievous bodily harm with intent on February 6 this year.

The charges arose after the men were arrested in west Belfast and Dunmurry on Tuesday by police investigating punishment attacks.