Saturday 21 April 2018

Four held in crackdown on dissident suspects

Barry Duggan and Tom Brady

PARAMILITARY clothing along with laptop computers and mobile phones have been recovered by gardai during the arrest of four suspected dissident terrorists.

The three men and a woman were detained by officers in Co Clare as part of the crackdown on suspected members of the Real IRA and their associates in the wake of the murder of faction boss, Alan Ryan.

The four, aged between 28 and 56, were arrested during a series of early morning raids yesterday when officers swooped on locations in the Ennis and Shannon regions.

The four were being questioned at Ennis, Shannon, Killaloe and Ennistymon stations.

Gardai said none of the four was suspected of being a major player in the renegade republican group, but had appeared on their intelligence radar during their inquiries over the past three months.

Irish Independent

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