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Sunday 18 February 2018

Gardai seize pistols

Bomb unit called out

Gardai countering the activities of dissident republicans have seized three pistols and assorted ammunition during a search of a business premises.

The raid was carried out by armed detectives from the Special Branch in Navan. After the searches, gardai stopped a car at Castlebellingham, Co Louth, and found a handgun in the boot. A man in his 30s was being questioned at Kells garda station.

THE Army bomb squad responded to an emergency call in Dublin late last night. A suspicious device was found in a residential area of Kilnamanagh in Tallaght at about 9.30pm.

Gardai responded to the scene and a number of residents were evacuated. The Defence Forces' explosive ordinance disposal unit was still working at the scene of the incident an hour and a half later. The device was ultimately found to be non-viable.

TWO FACE MURDER TRIAL

Two men have pleaded not guilty to the murder of teenager Daniel McAnespie, who was in the care of the State at the time of his death three years ago.

Richard Dekker (27) and Trevor Noone (25), both of Whitestown Avenue in Blanchardstown, Dublin, were formally charged at the Central Criminal Court. They each pleaded not guilty to the murder of Daniel McAnespie (17) at Tolka Valley Park, Blanchardstown, on February 26, 2010. The trial, which is expected to last over two weeks, will begin tomorrow

NEW RESCUE CHOPPERS

The Irish Coast Guard's Search and Rescue (SAR) base at Sligo has received a state-of-the-art Sikorsky S-92 helicopter as part of a programme to replace the service's existing fleet.

Two of the helicopters arrived at Shannon Airport last week. Crews from Sligo and Waterford have been training with their Shannon colleagues on the new helicopter in recent months.

RTE RADIO AWARDS

RTE Radio 1 and RTE Lyric fm were among the big winners at a radio awards ceremony in New York. The radio stations scooped 11 awards across a range of categories at the New York Festivals event which was attended by nominees representing radio stations from 28 countries.

RTE Radio 1's 'Documentary on One' series received six awards. RTE Lyric fm collected awards for 'The Lyric Concert', 'The Lyric Feature', and the programme 'Sonnets for the Cradle'.

Irish Independent

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