Gardai arrest three in Dublin raid

Not much detail on this yet but two men and a woman, all described as being in their 30s, have been arrested in Dublin by police investigating republican paramilitary activity and are being held under Section 30 of the Republic of Ireland’s Offences Against the State Act. The BBC report notes that, “Police said that suspect devices have been found and have asked for support from an Irish army bomb disposal team. But the more up to date RTÉ report adds Update GoogleMap below the fold

Gardai raided a flat in Ulster Street in Phibsboro this afternoon and found a number of suspect devices. The street was closed off while members of the Army bomb squad dealt with the devices. A spokesperson later said the devices examined at the scene were five pieces of pipe, but no explosive material or other bomb-making components were found. However, it is understood the pipe was cut to be used as bombs.

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  • Scaramoosh

    You couldn’t have made it up – “Ulster Street.”

    “A spokesperson later said the devices examined at the scene were five pieces of pipe, but no explosive material or other bomb-making components were found. However, it is understood the pipe was cut to be used as bombs.”

    What’s the betting that it will turn out that it was a plumber called out on an emergency job?

  • Ri Na Deise

    Ulster Street?

    This has to be a wind up?

  • Ri Na Deise

    Ulster Street?

    This has to be a wind up?

  • It was Sammy Mc Nally what done

    Hopefully the recent operations carried out by the dissers will actualy result in them being seriously damaged by the continuing arrests.

    It may be that if a group is so small it will not be able to operate – as every action is followed by losses in personnel as police on both sides of the border have the resources to target the small numbers involved.

  • Ulster Street links Connaught Street and Leinster Street.

  • IRIA

    Ulster is, you know, a province of Ireland.