Saturday 21 October 2017

Dissident suspect held in raid

The blaze started at around 3.30am at a house in Westmeath
The blaze started at around 3.30am at a house in Westmeath

One man has been arrested over suspected dissident republican activity following an overnight cross-border police raid.

Officers from the Garda and Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) took part in search operations in the north Louth-south Armagh area at about 1am.

Gardai said a man aged 43 was arrested at premises in the Kilcurry area near Dundalk.

He was detained at Drogheda Garda station under anti-terror laws and s earches in the area are continuing.

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