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Kildare Gardaí arrest three in dissident republicanism probe

Gardaí arrest two men near Monasterevin in Co Kildare as part of an investigation into republican activity.

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Updated, 17.59

GARDAÍ in county Kildare have arrested three men as part an ongoing investigation into dissident republican activities.

Two of the men – aged in their 20s and 50s – were arrested this morning in the Monasterevin area of the county, while the third man – in his 40s – was arrested later this afternoon.

All three are being detailed at Naas Garda Station under Sectino 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939.

RTÉ quotes a Garda source as saying the investigation had raided what they described as a “bomb factory”.

Gardaí say the operation involved local officers as well as members from the Special Detective Unit and the force’s Emergency Response Unit supported by local Gardai.

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The scene of the arrests has been sealed off, and a technical examination of the area is underway.

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