Three remain in custody following seizure of "significant amount" of explosives

This afternoon, gardaí extended the period of detention for two of the men as the investigation continues

Three remain in custody following seizure of "significant amount" of explosives

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Three men remain in custody after a “significant amount” of suspected explosives were discovered in a car in Dublin yesterday.

A number of roads were closed after gardaí discovered the explosives during a search of a car on Spring Garden Street, Ballybough at around 6pm on Friday.

The army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called to the scene.

The recovered plastic explosives and a detonator are being analysed by forensic experts.

The search was undertaken as part of an ongoing investigation into dissident republican activity.

Two men – aged 21 and 28 – were arrested following the search and this afternoon gardaí extended the period of detention for both men as the investigation continues.

In a follow-up search that took place yesterday evening, a 55-year-old man was arrested. He is being detained at Raheny Garda Station.