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Explosives, guns and ammunition found in Co Louth

Gardaí have uncovered explosives, guns and ammunition during searches on a site at Omeath in Co ...
Jack Quann
Jack Quann

10.08 1 Mar 2019


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Explosives, guns and ammunitio...

Explosives, guns and ammunition found in Co Louth

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

10.08 1 Mar 2019


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Gardaí have uncovered explosives, guns and ammunition during searches on a site at Omeath in Co Louth.

The operation was a follow-up to an investigation on February 1st targeting dissident republican groups.

Further searches were carried out on Thursday.

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This operation involved Gardaí from the Louth Garda Division, Special Detective Unit and from Special Tactics & Operations Command.

Louth Image: An Garda Síochána

During the operation, Gardaí recovered a quantity of explosives, two firearms and a "sizable" quantity of ammunition of various calibres.

An Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit of the Irish Defence Forces later visited the site.

Some of the material was destroyed by a controlled explosion.

Investigations are ongoing - but Gardaí have said there will be no further comment "for operational reasons."


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