Dissident arrests after device found

Dissident arrests after device found

Five men have been arrested after a suspicious device was recovered by Gardaí investigating dissident republican activity in Co Louth.

Police say the operation was carried out by the Special Detective Unit in the Kilcurry area on Sunday evening.The men who have been arrested are aged from mid-50s to early 70s."They are detained at Drogheda and Dundalk Garda Stations under the provisions of Section 30 Offences Against the State Act," a spokesperson said."A suspect device was recovered during this operation which will be examined by a Defence Forces EOD team."Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said: "If this was an attempt to place a bomb then whoever is responsible should cease their activities."Anyone with an ounce of republican politics or common sense knows that there is a peaceful and democratic way forward," the Louth TD added.Investigations are continuing.

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