Loaded gun found during dissident probe

Loaded gun found during dissident probe

Gardaí have been granted further time to question eight men about dissident republican activity.

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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