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Sunday 25 February 2018

Six people arrested in operation targeting dissident republicans

GARDAI have arrested five men and a woman as part of their investigations into dissident republican activity in the Dublin/Wicklow area.

Officers attached to the Special Detective Unit arrested five men this morning in the Dublin area after stopping two cars.

They were arrested under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act,  for membership of an unlawful organisation.

They are currently being detained in stations across Dublin.

A number of follow-up searches were conducted as part of the investigation which resulted in the discovery of a number firearms, ammunition and components for explosive devices. Technical examinations will now be conducted on these items.

A woman in her late 20s was later arrested and is currently being detained at Ballymun Garda Station.

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