Loaded gun found during dissident probe

Published Saturday, 30 March 2013
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Gardaí have been granted further time to question eight men about dissident republican activity.

Loaded gun found during dissident probe
Gardaí carried out further searches of properties following the arrests. (© Pacemaker)

The men, aged from mid 20s and 50s, were detained on Friday after Officers from the Special Detective Unit searched a shop in the Clondalkin area of Dublin.

The men are being held at various Garda stations in the city under the Offences Against the State Act.

A loaded gun, which was found during follow-up searches of the shop, has been sent to Garda ballistic experts for further examination.

A further ten searches have been carried out during the ongoing investigation.

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