NINE men suspected of being members of the Real IRA have been arrested by gardai.
A series of early morning raids took place across Limerick city and county this morning.
All nine are being detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act at five garda stations across Limerick.
They were arrested a number of locations including St Mary’s Park, Moyross, Kileely and Garryowen areas of Limerick city and in the Abbeyfeale, Limerick and Murroe regions of county Limerick.
Searches are ongoing at various addresses across Limerick as part of the garda operation.
The garda investigation is continuing.