Published Saturday, 02 November 2013
Police searched the van and found bomb-making parts. (© Getty)
The vehicle was stopped by police in Monaghan Town on Saturday.
A statement said: "During the course of searching this van, components for bomb making, (subject to forensic analysis), were discovered by the Gardaí.
"These items and the van were seized for technical examination."
The two men, aged 25 and 50, were arrested and taken in to Monaghan Garda station under the provisions of section 30 Offences Against the State Act 1939, as amended.
It comes as part of continuing investigations into dissident republican activity.
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