Explosives firearms and ammunition recovered by gardaí in Co Louth

first_img Image: Garda Press Office https://jrnl.ie/4518996 Gardaí during a follow up search on 28 February. Source: Garda Press Office Gardaí during a dig for weapons in Omeath last month.New IRA As previously reported by TheJournal.ie, the find on 1 February is linked to the so-called New IRA – a splinter group which gardaí and the PSNI believe is in the process of unearthing weapons stored in remote areas along the border.As we move closer to the possibility of a no deal Brexit, gardaí believe certain elements of the dissident community are unearthing caches of weapons which have been buried in a number of locations across the region for a number of years.Dozens of areas are suspected of being utilised in this way but police on both sides of the border need concrete evidence before a dig for munitions is launched. Former Chief Constable of the PSNI, Hugh Orde, warned about the risks of a border leading to a resumption violence in the area.Orde said recreating a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic would have “huge consequences in terms of security” and police and customs officers “would become a target”.With reporting from Garreth MacNamee Image: Garda Press Office 8 Comments Explosives, firearms and ammunition recovered by gardaí in Co Louth The army EOD team destroyed some of the material in a controlled explosion. Friday 1 Mar 2019, 11:06 AM By Adam Dalycenter_img Short URL Mar 1st 2019, 11:06 AM GARDAÍ IN LOUTH have discovered explosives, firearms and ammunition during a follow-up search operation targeting dissident republican groups at lands near Omeath.Searches carried out on 1 February, in the same area on the Cooley Peninsula, recovered a substantial quantity of ammunition of varied calibre along with a mortar tube. During yesterday’s search operation, gardaí recovered a number of explosives, two firearms and a sizable quantity of ammunition of various calibres.Gardaí said this probe formed part of investigations targeting the activities of dissident republicans.The army EOD team – assisting members of Garda Special Detective unit – destroyed some of the material in a controlled explosion. A spokesperson said that gardaí wouldn’t provide any further details at this time due to “operational reasons”.  Share20 Tweet Email 13,561 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more