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Three arrested in connection with discovery of explosive devices in Cork

The charges related to devices that were found in two separate incidents last year.

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THREE PEOPLE HAVE been arrested today in connection with the discovery of two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Cork last year.

The arrests relate to devices that were found on 26 July last year at a house in Kilnap Place, Farranree and in Mervue Lawn, Ballyvolane on 11 March 2012.

On the night of 11 March,  gardaí were called to the scene in the Ballyvolane area of Cork, where a suspect device was found under a car. An army officer from the bomb disposal unit was injured during the examination of the car and a man in his 30s was arrested.

Today a male and female, both in their 30s were arrested in Kells, Co Meath and a second male in his 20s was arrested in Mallow, all in connection with the two incidents.

All three are currently being detained under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939 at The Bridewell in Cork, Mayfield and Gurranabraher Garda Stations.

The man in his 30s who was arrested in March last year was later released without charge.

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