Gardai seize weapons in Clare dissident raid

Explosive components and paperwork found in wooded area in Meelick

Gardai said their investigation into dissident republican activity in Co Clare is continuing.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Gardai said their investigation into dissident republican activity in Co Clare is continuing. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

 

Firearms, ammunition, explosive components and paperwork have been seized following a search in connection with dissident republican activity.

Gardai unearthed the haul from a wooded area in Meelick, Co Clare on Friday evening.

An Army bomb disposal team was called to examine the area before it could be declared safe.

The items found were taken away for a forensic and technical examination.

Gardai said no arrests have been made following the seizure and the investigation is ongoing.