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Wednesday 30 July 2014

Three due in court in connection with discovery of beer keg containing explosives in car

Published 26/05/2014|07:16

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Five men arrested following discovery of what is believed to be an improvised explosive device in Co Louth last night
Five men arrested following discovery of what is believed to be an improvised explosive device in Co Louth last night

Three men will appear before the Special Criminal Court tomorrow at 10am, as part of an ongoing investigation into the activities of dissident republicans.

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The men, aged 37, 38 and 44 years, are due at the Criminal Courts of Justice on Parkgate Street.

Two other men have been released and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Five men were arrested yesterday following the discovery of what gardai believe is an improvised explosive device.

It’s suspected the device was being transported to Northern Ireland.

It was discovered after officers from the Emergency Response Unit stopped a car near Kilcurry, just six kilometres from Dundalk in Co Louth on Sunday night.

The car was stopped just before 8.30pm.

A beer keg was discovered in the vehicle, and was found to have components required for the manufacture of an IED.

The scene was preserved and the Army Bomb Disposal team were called in to examine the device and make the area safe.

Five men were arrested. They are known to gardai and have links to dissident groups and are being held in Dundalk Garda Station.

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