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Eight men due in court in relation to dissident republican activity

Eight men were arrested following a garda raid of a commercial premises in Clondalkin, after which a loaded firearm was seized.

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EIGHT MEN ARE to appear before the Special Criminal Court today, charged in relation to ongoing investigations into dissident republican activity.

Gardaí from the Special Detective Unit at Harcourt Square arrested the men on Friday following searches at a Clondalkin business premises.

A loaded firearm was recovered during the numerous raids. The arrested men are aged between 24 and 50.

The suspects’ hearing is due to take place at 5pm.

All the men were detained under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against The State Act, 1939 at various Garda stations in Dublin. Yesterday, permission was granted to extend their detention time.

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