Sentencing today for Longford man over bomb threats during Queen’s visits

court1A Longford man will be sentenced today after being found guilty of possessing an explosive substance on the eve of the state visit of the Queen five years ago.

Donal Billings was also found guilty of four charges of making bomb threats during the royal visit.

The 66-year-old, with an address at St Bridget’s Court, Drumlish, Co Longford, was found guilty in October by the three judges of the Special Criminal Court in Dublin of the unlawful possession of an explosive substance at Longford railway station car park on May 16th, 2011.


He was further found guilty of four offences under the Criminal Law Act of 1976 of knowingly making false reports tending to show that an offence had been committed.