Wednesday 21 March 2018

Eight men arrested in dissident swoop still being held after loaded gun found

EIGHT men who were arrested yesterday in a crackdown on dissident republican terror groups have had their times of detention extended today.

A loaded firearm was found in a follow up search of the commercial premises where they were arrested in Clondalkin, west Dublin. The gun has been sent for forensic examination by garda ballistic experts.

A further ten searches have been carried out as part of this on-going investigation.

The men, who range in age from their mid-20s to 50, are all suspected of being members of the New IRA Alliance.

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