Nine held over republican dissident activity in Dublin

Thursday 04 July 2013 14.16
The men are being held at various garda stations in the west of Dublin
The men are being held at various garda stations in the west of Dublin

Nine people have been arrested in connection with dissident republican activity in Dublin.

Eight of the arrests happened after gardaí searched a house in the Tallaght area.

A 46-year-old man was later arrested after gardaí searched a number of containers in a yard at Cloghran, Co Dublin.

During the course of this search a quantity of ammunition and component parts of explosive substances were discovered.

The 46-year-old man is being held at Ballymun Garda Station, while the others are being held at various garda stations in the west of Dublin.