I have it on good authority that Declan McGlinchey is in no way politically active and is chiefly and exclusively concerned with raising his family.
Added to this the farcical nature of the forensic evidence and the circumstances where he was in the area with his small children on the day the device was discovered. If somebody had knowledge that there was an explosive device in an area they would hardly be likely to bring their children within harms way of it.
The prosecution is politically-motivated harrassment and scapegoating based on nothing more than his family name.
Declan certainly is a republican, and he was accommodated on the republican landing in maghaberry when he was initially charged with this. However, he is most certainly innocent of this allegation, and he now takes nothing to do with politics.
This arrest is about labelling those in south derry who broke from the provisional movement as militarists and dissidents, when nothing could be further from the truth. The PSNI campaign against the mcglincheys also went hand in hand with the usual provisional smear campaign. This is PSNI/provisional black propaganda at its worst.