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Dissident republican arrests after gardai find rifle in Louth car search

Two men are being held.

Point Road, Dundalk.
Point Road, Dundalk.
Image: Google maps.

TWO MEN WERE arrested yesterday as part of a garda investigation into dissident republican activity in Co Louth.

The first arrest occurred yesterday morning when several garda units stopped and searched a car in Point Road, Dundalk.

A rifle was recovered by gardaí and man in his 40s was arrested.

Later, a follow-up search by gardaí of a house in the area led to the detention of a man in his late 50s.

Both men are still being held by gardaí at Dundalk Garda Station where they can be kept for a maximum of 72 hours.

Read: Detectives say dissidents have been dealt a “very significant” setback >

Read: Gun stash seized in crackdown on Dublin dissidents >

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