Gardaí find weapons and explosives in follow-up search in Co Louth


Gardaí targeting dissident republicans have uncovered a significant cache of explosives and arms along the border, in what is the second linked operation since the start of February.

The operation involved gardaí from the Louth Division and officers from specialist anti-terrorism and firearms units.

A controlled explosion of some of the material discovered was conducted by an Army bomb squad.

The find is part of an ongoing operation against “dissident republican groups”, with the New IRA considered to pose the biggest threat to security forces north and south.

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Source: The Irish Examiner