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Tuesday 22 October 2019

Weapons and explosives found in follow-up search at Omeath

Some of the ammunition found during the course of the search
Some of the ammunition found during the course of the search

Explosives, two firearms and a sizable quantity of ammunition were found in a follow-up operation at Omeath last week.

Gardaí carried out follow up searches on Thursday, February 28 at a site in Omeath, 9 as part of a follow up operation earlier in the month targeting Dissident Republican Groups.

The operation involving Gardaí from the Louth Garda Division, Special Detective Unit and from Special Tactics & Operations Command involved further searches at lands in an area close to Omeath. During the operation, Gardaí recovered explosives, two firearms and a sizable quantity of ammunition were found of various calibres.

An Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit of the Irish Defence Forces later visited the site and some of the material was later destroyed by a controlled explosion.

A garda spokesperson said: 'Investigations are ongoing and for operational reasons there will be no further comment.'

At the beginning of February, gardai found a very large quantity of ammunition and a mortar tube buried in the ground in a forest in the Omeath area.

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