Monday 22 December 2014

Keg bomb car found in Dublin had been stolen in Cavan

Tom Brady Security Editor

Published 14/05/2014 | 02:30

Gardai leave the Finnstown House Hotel in Lucan where a viable device was found in a parked car at the hotel's car park. Photo: El Keegan
Gardai leave the Finnstown House Hotel in Lucan where a viable device was found in a parked car at the hotel's car park. Photo: El Keegan

GARDAI have established that a car found packed with 66 pounds of homemade explosive in a beer keg in a hotel car park was stolen in Cavan.

The black VW Passat had been fitted with false Northern Ireland registration plates and this resulted in cross-Border police inquiries into the vehicle's background.

But gardai have now traced it to the Border region, and this has opened up new lines of inquiry as anti-terrorist officers try to determine which dissident group was responsible for the massive bomb.

Officers are satisfied the bomb had been left for collection in the car park, attached to the Finnstown Country House hotel in Lucan, west Dublin, and was intended to be used in a terror attack on a security target in the North.

Irish Independent

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