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Saturday 17 March 2018

Man (54) to appear before Special Criminal Court following operation into dissident republican activity

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A 54-year-old man is due to appear before a special sitting of the Special Criminal Court this afternoon.

Gardaí said the man will be charged at 3pm during his appearance at the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin.

The 54-year-old man was arrested as part of an ongoing operation targeting dissident republican activity in Dublin and the midlands. 

Gardaí from the Special Detective Unit, arrested the man yesterday afternoon.

He was arrested under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939 as amended and was detained at Portlaoise Garda Station.

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