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Man released over alleged garda spying

Detectives in Dublin discovered a hotel room overlooking the Harcourt Street station in September with surveillance equipment.

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Updated 17:36

A 23-YEAR-OLD man arrested in Dublin yesterday in connected with alleged garda surveillance in September has been released without charge this evening.

A file is to be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The man was arrested as part of an investigation into dissident republican activity.

Detectives in Dublin discovered a hotel room containing surveillance equipment in September, overlooking An Garda Siochana’s Dublin Headquarters in Harcourt Street.

The room had been booked under a false name and at the time two men were arrested and held under suspicion of membership of an unlawful organisation and providing assistance to an unlawful organisation.

A 41-year-old man subsequently appeared in court charged with spying on the garda station from the Harcourt Street hotel and the second man was released without charge but gardaí said a file was being prepared for the DPP.

- Additional reporting by Christine Bohan

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