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Dissident arms seizure includes golden gun

The guns, ammunition and explosive were discovered by Gardaí in Dublin as part of investigations into republican dissidents.

Golden revolver recovered by Gardaí during investigation into dissident.
Golden revolver recovered by Gardaí during investigation into dissident.
Image: Niall Carson/PA Wir

GARDAÍ HAVE DISPLAYED a quantity of guns,  ammunition and explosives seized as part of recent investigations into dissident republican activity in the Dublin.

The displayed weapons include handguns, shotguns, semi-automatic weapons, the explosive semtex and what appears to be a golden revolver.

As part of ongoing investigations into dissident republican activity, Gardaí searched a number of containers in a yard at Cloghran, Co Dublin and discovered the weapons.

A 46 year old man was arrested at the scene under the provisions of Section 30 Offences against the State Act 1939.

Dissident arms seizure includes golden gun
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    Semi-automatic weapon seized by Gardaí.Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
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    Golden revolver seized by Gardaí.Source: Mark Steadman/ Photocall Ireland
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    Explosive substances including semtex.Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
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    Range of seized weapons and ammunition on display.Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
  • Dissident republican arms seizure

    Selection of arms and explosives discovered by Gardaí in Cloghran Co. Dublin last week.Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

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