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'Substantial quantity' of ammunition found during Garda operation underway in Omeath

The Special Detective Unit and Emergency Response Unit are involved.

LAST UPDATE | Feb 1st 2019, 6:46 PM

A SUBSTANTIAL QUANTITY of ammunition has been found during a garda operation in Co Louth. 

As part of ongoing investigations targeting the activities of dissident republican groups, a search operation commenced this morning on lands near Omeath on the Cooley peninsula. 

During the searches to date, gardaí have recovered a substantial quantity of ammunition of varied calibre along with a mortar tube, which is pending examination. 

Army EOD are currently assisting at the site and a cordon is currently in place. 

The search is expected to continue tomorrow. 

The operation is being led by members of the Garda Special Detective and Emergency Response Units. No arrests have been made at this time.

Gardaí have said this is a live operation and further updates will follow. 

With reporting by Hayley Halpin and Elaine Keogh

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