A Louth man who plotted an explosion during the State visit of Britain’s Prince Charles to Co Sligo has been jailed for eleven and a half years.

63 year old Seamus McGrane of Little Road in Dromiskin was arrested after gardai bugged a pub in Dublin to listen to his conversations.

He’s only the second person to be convicted for directing terrorism in the State.

Prince Charles visited Mullaghmore on a high profile state visit in May 2015.

Outside court afterwards, Detective Chief Superintendent Tom Maguire praised all those who brought about what’s only the second conviction of its kind: