Man released over surveillance at hotel

A 23-year-old man arrested in Dublin as part on an ongoing investigation into dissident republican activity has been released without charge.

Published 05/01/2013 12:00

He was detained by police on Friday evening in the city in connection with the illegal surveillance of gardaĆ­ based at Harcourt Street, Dublin last year.

Detectives became aware of suspicious activity in the vicinity of Harcourt Square on 26 September.

A police statement released at the time said: "A person known to them was observed at a nearby hotel. Investigations revealed that this person rented a room overlooking Harcourt Square. This room was booked in a false name."

The man was held under section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act at Ballymun Garda Station.

A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Last September, two men were arrested after cameras were found in a room of the hotel.

A 41-year-old man appeared before the Special Criminal Court while the other, aged 32, was released without charge.

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