Three arrests as gardaí target dissident republicans

Gardaí made three arrests in County Cavan in this morning in what they are describing as a "significant search operation" targeting dissident republican activity.

A number of premises were searched by personnel from the Special Detective Unit (SDU), supported by the Ballistics and Forensics Section and local personnel from the Northern Region. No details have been provided for locations of premises.

Three persons have been arrested and are currently detained under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act at Garda Stations in Cavan.

A Garda spokesperson explained: "This search and arrest operation is part of the ongoing intelligence led policing strategy of An Garda Síochána, with the objective of targeting, disrupting and prosecuting those involved in violent dissident republicanism."

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