Eight suspected dissidents republicans have period of detention extended

Wednesday 03 April 2013 13.47
Eight men detained by gardaí for questioning
Eight men detained by gardaí for questioning

Eight men, who were arrested yesterday as part of an investigation into dissident republican activity, have had their period of detention for questioning extended.

Gardaí recovered a loaded firearm during a search of a premises in Clondalkin in Dublin as part of the inquiry.

A further ten searches were carried out as part of the investigation.

The men, aged in their 20s to 50s, are being held at a number of garda stations in Dublin.