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Dublin: 10°C Monday 27 September 2021

Part of Dublin's north inner city shut down after gardaí discover plastic explosives in van

The incident happened at 6pm this evening.

Image: Sam Boal

TWO MEN HAVE been arrested in the north inner city this evening after gardaí discovered a cache of explosives hidden in a van.

Members of the Emergency Response Unit pulled over a van on Spring Garden Street in Ballybough at around 6pm this evening.

A spokeswoman for gardaí said: “As part of an ongoing operation into dissident republican activity, gardaí stopped and searched a vehicle on Spring Garden Street, Ballybough in the inner city.

“The arrested men are being detained at Clontarf Garda Station under the provisions of Section 30, of the Offences against the State Act 1939 as amended.”

The Defence Forces have arrived on scene and are currently dealing with the explosives.

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