Dissident arrests after device found

Published Sunday, 25 May 2014
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Five men have been arrested after a suspicious device was recovered by Gardaí investigating dissident republican activity in Co Louth.

Dissident arrests after device found
Gardai are investigating dissident republican activity in Co Louth. (© UTV)

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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6 Comments
liambo in belfast wrote (86 days ago):
mid-50s to early 70s, Really?..Talk about desperation. The fools.
Jim in Carrickfergus wrote (86 days ago):
Good job keep up the good work
Jim in Carrickfergus wrote (86 days ago):
Good job keep up the good work
peace , your joking in ards wrote (86 days ago):
well done gardai, maybe more lives or property saved? you would expect men of these ages to have more sense than get mixed up with a terrorist grouping.?
Laura in Belfast wrote (86 days ago):
We'll done to the Gardi on their arrests hopefully these old men will be put away for good they should be ashamed of them selves at their age the war is over .
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