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55-year-old man arrested over explosives seized in Dublin on Friday

Parts of Dublin’s north inner city was shut down following the discovery.

Image: Sam Boal

A 55-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested following the seizure of explosives in Dublin on Friday evening.

Two other men, aged 21 and 28, who were arrested earlier have had their period of detention extended and remain in custody at Clontarf Garda Station.

The explosives were discovered at around 6pm on Friday after members of the Emergency Response Unit pulled over a van on Spring Garden Street in Ballybough in the inner city.

Gardaí say “a significant amount of suspected explosives were found”. Parts of Dublin’s north inner city was shut down following the discovery.

The Defence Forces attended the scene to safely remove the explosives. The search was part of an ongoing investigation into dissident republican activity.

All three men remain in custody.

Read: Part of Dublin’s north inner city shut down after gardaí discover plastic explosives in van>

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