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Follow up searches in Omeath, Louth on the 28/2/19

Gardaí have carried out follow up searches at a site in Omeath, Co. Louth.

On 28th February 2019 as part of a follow up operation to that conducted on the 1st February 2019 targeting Dissident Republican Groups, further searches were conducted at lands in an area close to Omeath, Co. Louth.

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

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 and some of the material was later destroyed by a controlled explosion.

Investigations are ongoing and for operational reasons there will be no further comment.

Photographs are available from pressoffice@garda.ie